Welcome to Sky Room Retreat For Reflexology
A Reflexology treatment can help:
Relieve stress and tension
Improve pain and musculoskeletal issues
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My name is Katherine O’Connor MAR CNHC and I am a professionally qualified Reflexologist based in the Reigate area of Surrey.
I am a member of The Association Of Reflexologists (AOR), Complimentary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
‘Reflexology is for anyone and everyone!’
Reflexology for Health and Wellbeing
All treatments are tailored to the individual depending on current health, your personal target for that session and for longer term. Reflexology can help with anxiety, depression, relieve stress, insomnia, injury, reducing pain, musculoskeletal issues, improving nerve and blood supply, hormonal imbalances.
Reflexology for Sportspeople
Reflexology can have a positive impact on an athlete’s performance, physical and emotional health by helping to reduce pain, speed-up the recovery process from injuries and by encouraging overall relaxation.
The main ways in which Reflexology can help sports people:
Lactic Acid. Reflexology helps to remove lactic acid from the body thereby relieving painful muscles following high-impact sport and exercise. A Reflexology treatment post-event can provide relief from tight legs and aching muscles.
Reducing Pain. Reflexology can help reduce pain often experienced from sports injuries such as knee pain, tendonitis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, hypermobility or neuroma. As reflexology is a natural, non-intrusive therapy it is ideal for athletes who seek a non-drug based solution. It can also help clients to avoid surgery or reduce the recovery time post-surgery. If you have an injury that is too painful to treat on the foot directly, then it is possible to work on the hand instead (the referral area of the foot).
Increasing Blood Circulation To Injured Area. Reflexology helps to boost blood flow and circulation bringing nutrients, water, oxygen and all essential materials to an injured area, helping it to mend. It also helps to expel waste and toxins from the body quicker. Through improving circulation, Reflexology can aid relief from, as well as helping to prevent, injuries such as cramps and spasms.
Managing Inflammation. Some inflammation is necessary to help protect an injured area. However, sometimes too much physical activity and exertion can actually lead to chronic inflammation or a stress response resulting in further medical issues. Reflexology can be helpful managing inflammation to help support the body from reaching this stage.
Reducing Stress and Promoting Relaxation. Reflexology helps to de-stress and relax both the body and mind. Whilst acute, short-term stress may be beneficial to an athlete as it helps to increases the rush of adrenalin, too much stress or chronic stress may result in tight muscles or reduced function in the cardiovascular system. Following a reflexology treatment, muscles may feel looser and improved blood flow helps to ensure the cardiovascular system is brought into balance. If you are competing in an event such as a marathon, it is best to have a reflexology treatment 2-3 days in advance to ensure adrenalin is not affected.
Promoting Better Sleep. Reflexology encourages the body to fall into a deep state of relaxation which often results in the client's sleep patterns improving following treatments. Sleep helps to ensure the body returns to its natural balance and improve muscle tension or injuries. Too much exercise can also impact sleep and reflexology can therefore help reduce sleeplessness.
Increasing Blood Circulation To Injured Area. Reflexology helps to boost blood flow and circulation bringing nutrients, water, oxygen and all essential materials to an injured area, helping it to mend. It also helps to expel waste and toxins from the body quicker. Through improving circulation, reflexology can aid relief from, as well as helping to prevent, injuries such as cramps and spasms.
Reflexology For Sportspeople Treatments begin with a Health and Lifestyle Consultation which will help me to design a treatment plan for you, whether that be to help with specific muscular aches and pains or to simply help you relax. As with all Reflexology treatments, I will aim to bring the body back to balance. At the end of the session we will discuss any homecare advice and discuss any further sessions that may be required.
Pregnancy and Maternity Reflexology
Treatments are available throughout all three Trimesters and are tailored to the individual depending on the number of weeks pregnant and any health concerns you may have, especially common symptoms and conditions that are pregnancy related. Reflexology can help support and ease any fears or anxiety that you may have throughout the pregnancy allowing you time to relax and relieve tension, enhancing optimal health and wellbeing.
Reflexology in the Workplace
Work related stress is the largest occupational health problem in the UK today. This can affect performance and productivity, tiredness, increased absenteeism and low morale. Reflexology is a holistic therapy, dealing with underlying causes not just the symptoms. Identifying imbalances in the body can improve physical, hormonal or emotional restraints for greater wellbeing.
Reflexology treats the whole person and by focusing on prevention rather than cure, it can help maintain good health in the long term.
Reflexology for Palliative Care
Reflexology can often help both emotionally and physically after receiving a diagnosis of a life-threatening illness such as Cancer. Overcoming this shock as well as aiding symptom relief, general wellbeing and improving quality of life can give patients a sense of taking control to help themselves. A treatment would be tailored to the individual and can be adapted to your specific needs whether that is a shorter treatment time or a gentle pressure. Whilst treatments are generally on the feet, hand Reflexology can be used as an alternative if preferred.
Regular Reflexology treatments help to reduce tension and improve sleep. This strengthens the immune system and increases energy levels and general wellbeing. See what Reflexology can do for you!
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