Catherine Bush Reflexology in York

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Reflexology is for Everyone

Reflexology Ingham Method

Drawing on Ancient Egyptian and Eastern principles, Foot and Hand Reflexology was developed in the 1920's by a physiotherapist, Eunice Ingham. Through working on hundreds of patients
Reflexology is a science that works on the principle that there are reflex points on the feet, hands and face that correspond to all the organs, glands and parts of the body. By working these reflex points circulation and nerve impulses are stimulated, which brings about a balancing and healing process within the body and mind.

The Benefits of Reflexology include, but are not limited to:

  • Increases energy

  • Promotes better sleep

  • Reduces stress and tension

  • Brings about balance within the body

  • Reflexology may help some conditions such as:
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • IBS
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Low energy
  • Hormonal imbalance (such as Menopause)
  • Back pain
  • name but a few

    After each session of Reflexology you will feel more relaxed, vibrant, balanced and healthier.

    Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem

    Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem™ was conceived over 30 years by Ms Lone Sorensen. Its roots go back many centuries, drawing from a myriad of traditions and practices from around the world. Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem™ combines the knowledge and use of Chinese energy meridians and acupuncture points, Vietnamese and South American tribal body maps, with anatomical and physiological knowledge of the body with the potential to balance the individual on all levels by promoting relaxation, release of tension and an overall improvement of well-being.

    As a complementary therapy, Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem™ is addressing the individual holistically – increasing levels of relaxation and thereby improving the client’s sense of well-being on all aspects: emotional, physical, mental and energetic. Therefore any imbalance within an individual can potentially benefit, including the general effects of a stressful lifestyle. After a treatment, your face will have a natural lift and glow and your eyes will sparkle.

    Reflexology is a complementary therapy widely accepted in the UK and recognised by the NHS, many GP’s and hospices. It is totally safe for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, for pregnant women and those undergoing chemotherapy. Whilst reflexology works very well alongside conventional medicine, it should never be used in place of seeking professional medical advice.

    Frequently Asked Questions....

    Is Reflexology safe?
    Yes. Practitioners trained in the Original Ingham Method of Reflexology have the knowledge and skills to work with people of all ages, from newborn babies to the elderly, including the provision of professional reflexology during pregnancy, chemotherapy and palliative care.

    Are there any circumstances where Reflexology would not be suitable?
    Before booking your Initial Treatment, you will be asked if you have any of the following contraindications to check that the treatment will be suitable for you:
  • Fever
  • Contagious or Infectious Diseases
  • A history of Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Severe Cellulitis
  • Neuritis
    If you suffer with any of these I will not be able to treat you.
    If you have a condition and you are unsure whether Reflexology would be suitable, please check with your Doctor.

    Is Reflexology suitable for children?
    Yes. Reflexology is suitable for everyone. I am happy to treat under 16's, with a parent present and with written consent.

    Is Reflexology painful?
    Reflexology can be extremely relaxing, however if there is a part of the body that is unbalanced, the corresponding reflex point may feel sore or tender whilst the practitioner works to rebalance the area. If at any time you find the treatment painful, the pressure can be reduced to keep you in your level of comfort - you will still receive the same benefits from a lighter touch.

    Will there be any side effects after the treatment?
    Sometimes. Reflexology facilitates a healing process to regain balance and harmony within the body. It could be described as an "MOT for the body and mind". As it does this, improved circulation will clear built-up toxins from stagnant areas. Side effects may include:

    An increase or decrease in energy levels.
    Feeling light-headed/headache
    Heightened emotional reactions
    Runny nose/sneezing
    More frequent urination (urine may be darker and stronger smelling)
    Increased bowel function
    Breakout of skin blemishes

    Although not common, these are natural responses, particularly when you are new to a treatment and will usually subside after 48 hours. Aftercare advice will be provided to minimise the likelihood of this. Most clients however, leave feeling rejuvenated with a deep feeling of relaxation.

    How often should I have Reflexology?
    As often or as little as you would like! There is no rule, Reflexology can fit in to your life in whatever way is best for you. As a guideline, once a month is a positive routine to establish a continued healing process.

    Can I claim back the cost of treatments on my health insurance?
    Yes. If your practitioner is a member of The Association of Reflexologists or another health counsel, then just ask for a receipt and covering letter from your Reflexologist after each treatment.

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