Anne Ryan

Reflexology is the timeless art of self-healing, based on the foundation that the mind and body are inextricably linked. It is thousands of years old and is founded on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all body parts, and the act of applying specific pressures results in stress reduction causing a physiological change in the body. It is carried out mainly on the hands and feet although the feet tend to be more responsive due to the high number of nerve endings. A variety of methods are available that have been developed over many years and these are used in a tailored way to best suit the needs of the client. For example, muscle or back problems can be focused on and the treatment would be based around pain relief and myofascial release. Treatments are painless, although some slight discomfort may be felt in pertinent areas. Reflexology sessions last for about an hour, leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with a sense of well-being.

How it can help

The body is more able to balance itself and reflexology allows a healing energy to flow. By stimulating more than 7,000 nerves in the feet, reflexology encourages the clearing of neural pathways and helps interrupt pain pathways. Circulation can be improved by deep relaxation and this helps in the healing process. It can help to stimulate the lymphatic system, cleansing toxins and impurities and encourages the production of endorphins leading to an improved immune system and sense of well-being. Reflexology revitalises energy throughout the body by relaxing and opening energy pathways. Specific stress reduction techniques allow the body and mind to become calm and soothed, allowing optimal relaxation, encouraging good sleep and improved resilience to stress management.

About Anne Ryan

I became interested in reflexology four years ago as a means to offer deep relaxation to aid recovery and decided to study in depth, training with one of the leading providers, Inspira Academy. I am registered with Professional Reflexology and have qualified at level five, the highest UK standard. I was previously a teacher and most recently worked with a business training provider, where I worked as a business development coach and assessor.

Please contact Anne for more information or to book an appointment.

Tel: 07825-338070 or 01873-890154