Reflexology in Solihull
Reflexology is a fabulous and powerful treatment that can be used as an aid to healing of all manner of conditions of a physical and emotional nature. Whether you are in need of stress release or have a specific health condition, reflexology can be a highly beneficial treatment. Forms of reflexology have been used throughout history and recognition of its fantastic health-giving qualities is now widely accepted, so much so that many health insurance schemes include Reflexology as a recommended treatment that policy holders can claim on. This means that you can claim back some or all of the cost of the treatments with a fully qualified Reflexologist, who is a member of leading professional bodies, such as The Association of Reflexologists.
Rob Buckle (MAR) is an ITEC 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. Rob has also undertaken a great deal of specialist Reflexology training, including the following:
Fertility & Maternity Reflexology
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On this page you can read client testimonials and also find out:
How does Reflexology Work?
What Can Reflexology Help With?
What Can I Expect at a Reflexology Treatment?
Fertility & Maternity Reflexology
One of Rob Buckle's Reflexology specialities is 'Fertility and Maternity Care with Reflexology', meaning he has taken additional training with specialists in the field of Fertility Reflexology to gain the necessary knowledge and expertise. He is, therefore, able to offer specialist support to couples looking to conceive, women in pregnancy and wanting to induce labour, as well as general health support.
Approximately 1 in 6 couples experience fertility issues, which causes difficulties in conceiving. The reasons can be various, complex and occasionally unexplained and, seemingly, the only option available to many couples is expensive and uncomfortable IVF treatments. However, there is increasing evidence that Reflexology can be a viable alternative to aid couples overcome fertility issues. Many studies have been undertaken that have highlighted the many benefits that this specialist type of Reflexology can have on the chances of improving fertility and conceiving. See the following links for some supporting information:
I (Rob Buckle), have frequently seen the benefits of Reflexology on fertility and have personally overseen several clients who came to me with fertility issues and achieved their goal of conceiving; as the testimonials below illustrate:
Rob is a true professional and knows his stuff. He is very approachable and listens to my needs without judgement. He has helped me tremendously.” (Hannah, Olton)
Deflated and so upset, I turned to Google and I read many articles about the powerful health benefits of reflexology, so we thought we would give it a go. I contacted three reflexologists, but Rob was the only one to reply quickly and offer me an appointment. I was very nervous about our first meeting, but there was no need, as soon as I entered Rob’s house I felt comfortable and at ease.
We were due to start another round of IVF, but after just a few weeks of both my husband and I having fertility reflexology I fell naturally pregnant. I was ecstatic, so overjoyed, so happy to be finally becoming a mother!
Throughout my pregnancy I continued to see Rob for reflexology, as well as having relaxing Indian head massages and, towards the end of my pregnancy, hypnotherapy to keep me calm and focused. Rob even came to my house around my due date to give some labour inducing reflexology – and that night my contractions started! And soon afterwards, I finally gave birth to my beautiful son!
Reflexology in itself is a wonderfully relaxing treatment and I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone and, especially for those who are looking to start a family. I can not tell you how thankful I am and I honestly believe that without Rob’s treatments I wouldn’t have got pregnant. Thank you Rob, you are a talented and warm person." (S, Solihull)
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.
How Does Reflexology Work?
The theory underlying reflexology is that pressure on reflex points stimulates the energy flow along pathways (meridians) 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.
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
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.
How much does a Reflexology treatment cost?
A one hour session is £37
A 75 minute session (when combined with another treatment, ie Indian Head Massage) is £47
A block of 4 (one hour) Reflexology sessions is £130 (£32.50 per session)
A block of 8 (one hour) Reflexology sessions is £240 (£30.00 per session)
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.