Reflexology with Zoie:
Reflexology is a non-invasive, complementary therapy working on reflex points predominantly on the feet, but also hands and face. Reflexologists believe that the body is represented in the foot and that by these reflex points they can dissolve blockages/crystals thus allowing the body to heal itself physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Dr Fitzgerald introduced the concept of zone therapy in Reflexology. The body is sectioned into 10 zones, 5 on each foot, the head is the big toe in zone 1; from here you work your way to the outer body the ears and shoulders are located in zone 5. The body systems and organs also sit with in these zones, for example directly below the head is the neck, the oesophagus, all the way down to the bladder. By thumb walking the zones the therapist can feel for crystals, energy blockages, built up toxins in particular areas and then work to release the blockages allowing the body to heal itself.
Apart from being an incredibly relaxing treatment, reflexology has many benefits. It can help to relieve stress and anxiety, improve sleep and improve circulation.
Facial Reflexology with Zoie:
As a reflexologist I believe that 10 zones of body represented on your feet continue throughout your body and therefore can be found on your face and individual treatment plans can be created specific to your needs.
The benefits of facial reflexology
• By working closer to the brain gives a more immediate effect from the reflexology treatment
• Relieves the effects of stress, can bring about calmness and relaxation
• Can improves circulation to face and head area, thereby speeding up the exchange of oxygen, nutrients , carbon dioxide and waste products
• Can improves lymphatic drainage
• Can relieves tension in muscle tissue
• Can relieves mental strain and improves concentration
• Can helps relieve sinusitis/congestion
• Can rejuvenate the skin leaving the face glowing and radiant
This incredibly relaxing treatment lasts for approximately 45 mins
Relexology Lymph Drainage (RLD) with Zoie:
The lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system, although it runs parallel to and interacts with the cardiovascular system it is not pumped around the body by the heart and requires movement to enable it to flow. Lymph nodes can become inflamed when there is an infection and swelling can occur when there is an accumulation of fluid that isn’t draining.
RLD can help move the fluid build up and reduce swelling and ease pain.
Research has shown that RLD can be helpful in the management of secondary lymphoedema and early indications suggest that it can help to alleviate the symptoms of some auto immune disorders.
These pictures were taken before and after an RLD treatment, my client described having a feeling of ‘bars’ under his toes, after one treatment the discomfort was gone.