What is hand reflexology?
The hand is a sensory organ and is capable of sending and receiving communicating sensations such as pressure, sensation and movement. The hands are fundamental in our survival and are used to nurture our young, create food and provide shelter. In hand reflexology ,the practitioner follows the same mapping system to identify imbalances within the body and applies specific pressure ,prompting a reflexive response. Hand reflexology can be beneficial in promoting relaxation ,can improve flexibility of the fingers and thumbs and can be taught to clients for self-care.
Who could benefit from hand reflexology
Hand reflexology is suitable for all ,especially those with particularly sensitive feet or very elderly clients who may have difficulty with mobility. Clients with foot infection or deformity could still enjoy the benefits of reflexology on the hands.
Is it as effective as foot reflexology?
Yes ,hand reflexology is an effective treatment that is deeply relaxing. Sitting with a client holding hands whilst working specific hand reflexes can be very therapeutic for both client and practitioner .Hand reflexology can be used safely at home for self-care & Andrea can provide you with the information to take away with you.
Hand reflexology treatment will last between 30 -45 mins.