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WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is a complementary health therapy that applies pressure to specific points on the feet (called reflexes) to detect imbalances, release blockages and alleviate symptoms elsewhere in the body. It is based on the theory that your feet represent a map of your body, and when the reflex points on the foot are massaged they can bring about a positive effect in the corresponding part of the body. The theory is supported by studies in Japan which showed that working on a specific reflex point on the foot increased blood flow to the corresponding area of the brain. (1,2)

Reflexology therapy is a form of healing dating back thousands of years to Ancient Egypt, India and China. It was introduced to the West by Dr William Fitzgerald who developed ‘Zone therapy’. He believed that reflex areas on the feet were linked to other areas of the body within the same zone. In the 1930s, Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Reflexology practitioners believe that stimulating the reflex points on the feet can trigger the body’s own natural healing process and restore balance in the body. The treatment works very much on an individual basis and is a holistic treatment which takes account of both physical and emotional issues. Most people who have experienced reflexology agree that it is a very relaxing therapy.

Reflexology has been known to help:

– Headaches and sinus congestion
– Pain and stiffness in the neck and back
– Common pregnancy symptoms such as fluid retention
– Relieve tension and aid relaxation
– Improve mood and well-being.
– Surveys carried out by The British Reflexology Association has also shown benefits to those with symptoms of stress, insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome.

While this is positive research, as yet, there is not a large enough body of evidence to make clinical claims of effectiveness.

WHO CAN IT HELP?

Anyone can benefit. Reflexology is suitable for all ages, including children and the elderly.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?

Giuliana Newman is a fully qualified reflexologist, treating at The Forge Clinic, Richmond. She will conduct a medical history and ask you about any issues you would like help with. You will recline on a treatment bed fully clothed, apart from your shoes and socks. The treatment involves precise, pressure techniques applied to both feet. Areas of the feet may feel a little tender when massaged, which indicates the degree of imbalance in the body. Generally, though, the experience should be relaxing. If you fall asleep, you will still receive the benefits. It is normally a dry treatment with oil applied at the end for a soothing foot massage.

This Reflexology treatment can also be accompanied with general massage in our Combination Massage Package which involves 30 minutes of massage on the back/neck/ shoulders followed by 30 minutes of Reflexology on the feet.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

There are no recommended number of treatment sessions. Some patients see results after one or two sessions. Others choose to come regularly for preventive care, relaxation and overall wellbeing.

QUERIES

If you have any queries regarding Reflexology or are unsure if it is suitable for you please do not hesitate to get in touch with our reception team and we will be happy to help.

For more information or to book an appointment please contact us on 020 8332 6184 or email info@theforgeclinic.com. Alternatively, you can book online.

Please note that our treatments do not replace medical advice and treatment. If you have any concerns, please see your GP first.

The Forge Clinic

TESTIMONIALS

“David Silver is an outstanding practitioner. He is clever, sensitive, thoughtful and proactive in enabling me to feel empowered to improve my own health. Would highly recommend him and this practice.”

David

“Rory is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable practitioner, who was very positive about the outcome of our treatments. There was great improvement in my back pain after a couple of sessions and I am now happy to say that I am pain free and confident I have the tools I need to avoid it in the future!

F. C.

“I was very happy with Lara, who is a lovely person. She listens and gently makes suggestions. I enjoyed our weekly sessions and the encouragement she unobtrusively gave. I’ll be seeing her again.”

R.S.

“I have been seeing Mr Phil McNulty for quite a few years- and I must say he has looked after my back and neck problems with great professionalism, integrity and skill. So now I am able to live pain free, considering that I had had 5 back operations previously. Thank you.”

V.T.

“One day prior to going on holiday I injured my back and was just about to cancel when I remembered The Forge Clinic. I visited Tristan Jones and in 45 minutes he had me back on my feet and thanks to him he saved my holiday.”

J.H.

“A session with Julie is informative and interesting with advice that really targets your particular health issue. I cannot recommend Julie highly enough.”

Lynda

WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is a complementary health therapy that applies pressure to specific points on the feet (called reflexes) to detect imbalances, release blockages and alleviate symptoms elsewhere in the body. It is based on the theory that your feet represent a map of your body, and when the reflex points on the foot are massaged they can bring about a positive effect in the corresponding part of the body. The theory is supported by studies in Japan which showed that working on a specific reflex point on the foot increased blood flow to the corresponding area of the brain. (1,2)

Reflexology therapy is a form of healing dating back thousands of years to Ancient Egypt, India and China. It was introduced to the West by Dr William Fitzgerald who developed ‘Zone therapy’. He believed that reflex areas on the feet were linked to other areas of the body within the same zone. In the 1930s, Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Reflexology practitioners believe that stimulating the reflex points on the feet can trigger the body’s own natural healing process and restore balance in the body. The treatment works very much on an individual basis and is a holistic treatment which takes account of both physical and emotional issues. Most people who have experienced reflexology agree that it is a very relaxing therapy.

Reflexology has been known to help:

– Headaches and sinus congestion
– Pain and stiffness in the neck and back
– Common pregnancy symptoms such as fluid retention
– Relieve tension and aid relaxation
– Improve mood and well-being.
– Surveys carried out by The British Reflexology Association has also shown benefits to those with symptoms of stress, insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome.

While this is positive research, as yet, there is not a large enough body of evidence to make clinical claims of effectiveness.

WHO CAN IT HELP?

Anyone can benefit. Reflexology is suitable for all ages, including children and the elderly.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?

Giuliana Newman is a fully qualified reflexologist, treating at The Forge Clinic, Richmond. She will conduct a medical history and ask you about any issues you would like help with. You will recline on a treatment bed fully clothed, apart from your shoes and socks. The treatment involves precise, pressure techniques applied to both feet. Areas of the feet may feel a little tender when massaged, which indicates the degree of imbalance in the body. Generally, though, the experience should be relaxing. If you fall asleep, you will still receive the benefits. It is normally a dry treatment with oil applied at the end for a soothing foot massage.

This Reflexology treatment can also be accompanied with general massage in our Combination Massage Package which involves 30 minutes of massage on the back/neck/ shoulders followed by 30 minutes of Reflexology on the feet.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

There are no recommended number of treatment sessions. Some patients see results after one or two sessions. Others choose to come regularly for preventive care, relaxation and overall wellbeing.

QUERIES

If you have any queries regarding Reflexology or are unsure if it is suitable for you please do not hesitate to get in touch with our reception team and we will be happy to help.

For more information or to book an appointment please contact us on 020 8332 6184 or email info@theforgeclinic.com. Alternatively, you can book online.

Please note that our treatments do not replace medical advice and treatment. If you have any concerns, please see your GP first.

The Forge Clinic

“David Silver is an outstanding practitioner. He is clever, sensitive, thoughtful and proactive in enabling me to feel empowered to improve my own health. Would highly recommend him and this practice.”

David

“Rory is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable practitioner, who was very positive about the outcome of our treatments. There was great improvement in my back pain after a couple of sessions and I am now happy to say that I am pain free and confident I have the tools I need to avoid it in the future!

F. C.

“I was very happy with Lara, who is a lovely person. She listens and gently makes suggestions. I enjoyed our weekly sessions and the encouragement she unobtrusively gave. I’ll be seeing her again.”

R.S.

“I have been seeing Mr Phil McNulty for quite a few years- and I must say he has looked after my back and neck problems with great professionalism, integrity and skill. So now I am able to live pain free, considering that I had had 5 back operations previously. Thank you.”

V.T.

“One day prior to going on holiday I injured my back and was just about to cancel when I remembered The Forge Clinic. I visited Tristan Jones and in 45 minutes he had me back on my feet and thanks to him he saved my holiday.”

J.H.

“A session with Julie is informative and interesting with advice that really targets your particular health issue. I cannot recommend Julie highly enough.”

Lynda

WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is a complementary health therapy that applies pressure to specific points on the feet (called reflexes) to detect imbalances, release blockages and alleviate symptoms elsewhere in the body. It is based on the theory that your feet represent a map of your body, and when the reflex points on the foot are massaged they can bring about a positive effect in the corresponding part of the body. The theory is supported by studies in Japan which showed that working on a specific reflex point on the foot increased blood flow to the corresponding area of the brain. (1,2)

Reflexology therapy is a form of healing dating back thousands of years to Ancient Egypt, India and China. It was introduced to the West by Dr William Fitzgerald who developed ‘Zone therapy’. He believed that reflex areas on the feet were linked to other areas of the body within the same zone. In the 1930s, Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Reflexology practitioners believe that stimulating the reflex points on the feet can trigger the body’s own natural healing process and restore balance in the body. The treatment works very much on an individual basis and is a holistic treatment which takes account of both physical and emotional issues. Most people who have experienced reflexology agree that it is a very relaxing therapy.

Reflexology has been known to help:

– Headaches and sinus congestion
– Pain and stiffness in the neck and back
– Common pregnancy symptoms such as fluid retention
– Relieve tension and aid relaxation
– Improve mood and well-being.
– Surveys carried out by The British Reflexology Association has also shown benefits to those with symptoms of stress, insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome.

While this is positive research, as yet, there is not a large enough body of evidence to make clinical claims of effectiveness.

WHO CAN IT HELP?

Anyone can benefit. Reflexology is suitable for all ages, including children and the elderly.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST APPOINTMENT?

Giuliana Newman is a fully qualified reflexologist, treating at The Forge Clinic, Richmond. She will conduct a medical history and ask you about any issues you would like help with. You will recline on a treatment bed fully clothed, apart from your shoes and socks. The treatment involves precise, pressure techniques applied to both feet. Areas of the feet may feel a little tender when massaged, which indicates the degree of imbalance in the body. Generally, though, the experience should be relaxing. If you fall asleep, you will still receive the benefits. It is normally a dry treatment with oil applied at the end for a soothing foot massage.

This Reflexology treatment can also be accompanied with general massage in our Combination Massage Package which involves 30 minutes of massage on the back/neck/ shoulders followed by 30 minutes of Reflexology on the feet.

HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?

There are no recommended number of treatment sessions. Some patients see results after one or two sessions. Others choose to come regularly for preventive care, relaxation and overall wellbeing.

QUERIES

If you have any queries regarding Reflexology or are unsure if it is suitable for you please do not hesitate to get in touch with our reception team and we will be happy to help.

For more information or to book an appointment please contact us on 020 8332 6184 or email info@theforgeclinic.com. Alternatively, you can book online.

Please note that our treatments do not replace medical advice and treatment. If you have any concerns, please see your GP first.

“David Silver is an outstanding practitioner. He is clever, sensitive, thoughtful and proactive in enabling me to feel empowered to improve my own health. Would highly recommend him and this practice.”

David

“Rory is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable practitioner, who was very positive about the outcome of our treatments. There was great improvement in my back pain after a couple of sessions and I am now happy to say that I am pain free and confident I have the tools I need to avoid it in the future!

F. C.

“I was very happy with Lara, who is a lovely person. She listens and gently makes suggestions. I enjoyed our weekly sessions and the encouragement she unobtrusively gave. I’ll be seeing her again.”

R.S.

“I have been seeing Mr Phil McNulty for quite a few years- and I must say he has looked after my back and neck problems with great professionalism, integrity and skill. So now I am able to live pain free, considering that I had had 5 back operations previously. Thank you.”

V.T.

“One day prior to going on holiday I injured my back and was just about to cancel when I remembered The Forge Clinic. I visited Tristan Jones and in 45 minutes he had me back on my feet and thanks to him he saved my holiday.”

J.H.

“A session with Julie is informative and interesting with advice that really targets your particular health issue. I cannot recommend Julie highly enough.”

Lynda

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