Reflexology in Solihull
Rob Buckle (MAR) is a fully qualified Reflexologist and a full member of the Association of Reflexologists, meaning he reaches the highest standards of professional practice, which includes continual professional development to remain up to date with current thinking and practices. One of Rob's Reflexology specialities is 'Fertility and Maternity Care with Reflexology', meaning he is able to offer specialist support to couples looking to conceive, women in pregnancy and wanting to induce labour, as well as general health support.
Reflexology is both old and new, it is a unique method for activating the healing power of our own body. We can, using reflexology, access a system of energy zones that run throughout the body through reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all major organs, glands and body parts.
Find out more from Rob Buckle's short video presentation…
What can Reflexology help with?
It has been estimated that over seventy five per cent of all illness is stress related. Stress, is the result of tension, tension is a result of our thinking, our interpretation of the events that surround our lives. Reflexology can relax your body systems and reduce your tension by generating deep, tranquil, relaxation.
Reflexology cleanses the body of toxins and impurities.
The body has built-in mechanisms for cleansing itself, but if these stop functioning improperly, toxins and waste matter build up. By deepening relaxation, reflexology causes all systems of the body to function more efficiently, including those that eliminate waste products.
Reflexology improves circulation.
We all know how important it is for the blood to flow freely throughout the body, carrying oxygen and nutrients to all the cells that make up the tissues of the body and removing waste products of metabolism, and other toxins. Stress and tension tighten up the cardiovascular system and restrict blood flow. Circulation becomes sluggish. By reducing stress and tension, reflexology allows the miles of cardiovascular vessels to conduct the flow of blood naturally and easily.
Reflexology balances the whole system.
The technical term is homeostasis and it means being in a dynamic state of being. The thousands of parts and areas of the body, each functioning according to its own laws and purposes, together make up only one body. For the body to be healthy, everything must work together.
Reflexology revitalises energy
We each experience our own energy levels in a personal way, our bodies have a natural ebb and flow, it really does depend on some many factors, but one thing is certain: energy flows. It circulates throughout the body on a physical, emotional and mental level. Energy needs to be revitalized periodically. By relaxing and opening up energy pathways, reflexology revitalizes the body and supplies it with energy on all levels.
Reflexology stimulates creativity and productivity
By reducing tensions and calming the mind we are free to think our best thoughts, come up with our best ideas, and work longer and with greater clarity at difficult tasks.
Who is reflexology suitable for?
From young children to pensioners reflexology can add a whole new dimension to a person's life. People with disabilities and learning difficulties have also been known to benefit greatly from its therapeutic effects.
For Reflexology in Solihull, South Birmingham or surrounding areas (such as Olton, Knowle, Shirley), contact Rob Buckle at Solihull Holistic Health:
0121 7654507 or 07738938342
Aromareflex combines the power of Aromatherapy essential oils and Reflexology together. A treatment consists of a full reflexology treatment, but with an extended aromatherapy massage to the feet and lower legs and sometimes the hands, at the start and end of a treatment. To enhance the benefit of the treatment you will have a blend of oils chosen just for you. It an extremely relaxing and nurturing experience.
Aromareflex uses a carefully selected range of oils that are safe to use but also extremely beneficial. You will have your blend applied throughout your treatment. This treatment is longer than a regular reflexology session as it also incorporates advanced massage techniques. You will be given your blend pot to take home so that you can maximise the benefits of your session.
For a limited period, these treatments will be offered at just £40, for a 75 minute session
Call Rob now on 07738938342 to make an appointment
Essential oils are miracles of nature, found in the hairs, ducts and glands of plants. They are a mixture of organic compounds that have remarkable properties that benefit human health and vitality. Some of the recognised properties are:
* Hormone regulator
* Stimulatory for body energy
* Stimulatory for immune system
* Wound healing
* Skin moisturiser/toner
Customised Essential Oil Blends
For Aromareflex we utilise a set of 12 essential oils , chosen for their specific properties and as they are safe and versatile oils with a balance of notes and categories to allow for good synergies in the blends.
The categories and specific oils used are as follows:
Floral: lavender, Rose, Geranium
Spicy: Black Pepper, Lemon Grass
Medicinal: Tea Tree
The objectives of an Aromareflex treatment are:
Relaxation - for stress and sleep issues
Reviving - for exhaustion and low energy
Customised blends of oils are designed to invoke particular properties to suit individual needs and possible blends will be discussed at the initial consultation prior to a treatment.
What's Involved in Reflexology?
The theory underlying reflexology is that pressure on reflex points stimulates the energy flow along a pathway (meridian zone) clearing congestion and balancing the whole body. Working on all reflex points in the feet will return the body to homeostasis (a stable equilibrium throughout the body). Once in this state the body's immune system will be able to overcome whatever is troubling it.
The practitioner will gently exert pressure on the reflex points in a systematic way. This stimulates and sends nerve impulses along the energy pathways to the various parts of the body to which they are connected. The impulses clear or reduce the congestion in the energy channels, which helps revitalise the energy flow and promotes homeostasis.
A typical Reflexology treatment last approximately 50-55 minutes.
What Can You expect at a Reflexology treatment?
Reflexology is an unintrusive, relaxing therapy. Only the feet and lower ankles are worked on by the therapist.
Prior to a first treatment I will conduct a health, diet and lifestyle consultation. This usually takes about 10 minutes and is to help establish what your main reason for you seeking treatment is and if there are any reasons why the treatment might not be appropriate for you. All information recorded will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act and will remain totally confidential.
Once the consultation is complete, you will get ready for the main treatment.
What should I wear?
It is best to wear loose, comfortable clothes, so that you can relax more easily. For ladies having reflexology, it is advised not to wear short skirts, as the angle of the Lafuma makes it unsuitable to remain fully covered.
Do you use a massage couch or a Lafuma (reclining chair)?
For reflexology I use a Lafuma, as it lends itself very well to reflexology. I use this, not only because they are so comfortable, but also because it can easily be transported for home visits.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on the reason for seeking treatment. If it just for stress relief, then one or two treatments may be sufficient, but for most conditions a course of at least 4-6 treatments is recommended.
How long does a Reflexology treatment take?
A full treatment usually lasts around 50 minutes. 60 minute sessions are booked to allow time for updates at the start of follow-on sessions and for having a glass of water and re-booking (if necessary) at the end.
Please note - a first treatment will usually take an extra 10/15 mins, as it will include a medical consultation.
If you book a combination session, ie with Indian Head Massage as well as Reflexology, the session will be approximately 75 minutes.
Get a free Indian Head Massage with Reflexology at Solihull Holistic Health!
We particularly recommend combining Reflexology with Indian Head Massage, with the Indian Head Massage preceding the main treatment, to add a wonderful sense of relaxation prior to Reflexology. This prepares the client to receive the healing energies of Reflexology more easily. The more relaxed the client is, the greater the potential for healing.
If you book a block of 4 or more treatments of either Reflexology I will give you a free (20 min) Indian Head Massage as part of the course of treatments.
OR - have an Indian Head Massage with every Reflexology treatment by just paying an extra £10 per session (even cheaper with block bookings!). See 'Prices' for full details
A Brief History of Reflexology
Reflexology is not a new method of treatment. It goes back at least 5000 years, when a similar form of therapy was practiced in Egypt, India and China. The story of modern reflexology began at the beginning of the 20th century when Dr William Fitzgerald developed the modern zone theory of the human body, arguing that parts of the body correspond to other parts. She offered as proof the fact that applying pressure to one area anesthetized a corresponding area.
In the 1930's Eunice Ingham, a physiotherapist for Dr. Joseph Riley, used zone therapy in her work with patients. Eventually, she mapped the entire body onto the feet and discovered that alternating pressure on various points had therapeutic effects far beyond the limited use to which zone therapy had been previously employed, namely, reduction of pain, and so reflexology was born.