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By West Norwood Therapies Team, Dec 5 2019 11:38AM

Reflexologist Laura Devonshire explains what happens when you come for a reflexology appointment.

*Laura is running a special offer during December 2019 *



Your first Reflexology treatment includes in-depth personal consultation to understand your medical and lifestyle history, this is to ensure the treatment is tailored specifically to your needs and requirements.


Laura will make you comfortable with bolster support for your knees and ankles. It is only necessary to remove your shoes and socks for the treatment as pressure will only be applied to the feet and lower legs. Laura may also treat the hands if necessary.


There are many different reactions one can experience during a treatment and each person responds differently, also understanding it can change with each treatment depending on what you are experiencing and how you are feeling on that particular day.


One may experience some of the following reactions; changes in temperature, changes in emotions: feeling the need to laugh, cry or sigh. Feeling of being in a deep meditative state or on occasion falling asleep. One may experience visualisations, different tingling sensations across the body or feelings of some pain and discomfort over specific reflex points.


The treatment closes with a foot massage using a soothing and nourishing organic cream and grounding to gently bring you round. It’s important to drink plenty of water to help with the clearing and cleansing process.


You can feel the effects of the treatment in the following days as reflexology continues working to achieve a state of homeostasis. Based on your needs and requirements you can discuss follow up sessions that can either form part of a complete treatment plan or be stand-alone for relaxation and balance.


Laura is a qualified Preconception and Pregnancy Reflexology Practitioner.







By West Norwood Therapies Team, Nov 11 2019 08:04AM

Our new reflexologist (and yoga teacher, reiki and tibetan sound bowl practitioner) Laura Devonshire introduces this fabulous treatment and shares the benefits that can be gained from treatment.




Reflexology is a natural, holistic and non-invasive therapy that helps the body engage its own self-healing processes on a physical, emotional and energetic level.


It works on the premise that our feet and hands are a microcosm of the body with all organs, glands and structures mapping to corresponding reflex points through a system of zones and energy channels, addressing all the main systems of the body.


It is estimated that 75% of illnesses are caused by stress. Reflexology works to rebalance the body and mind, encouraging a state of relaxation to ease stress and anxiety, releasing toxicity held in the internal organs and muscles.


On a physical level Reflexology alleviates joint and muscular pain. It improves circulation, increases lymphatic drainage helping with detoxification. It brings balance into the physiological systems and structures, stimulating hypo-active and sluggish areas and calming hyperactive, over-productive parts.

On an emotional and energetic level Reflexology eases tension, allows for clearer thinking, improved concentration, relief of fear and frustration and encourages a greater sense of wellbeing and wholeness.


Reflexology provides great fertility support with preconception helping to bring the body and hormones into a state of equilibrium, encouraging and regulating menstrual cycles, boosting blood circulation to the reproductive areas and reducing stress levels helping to prepare both physically and emotionally.

Pregnancy Reflexology supports mum –to-be through the many significant changes her body is constantly responding and adapting as baby grows. Pregnancy Reflexology alleviates the physical aches and pains, sooth digestive discomforts, aids energy levels and provides much needed relaxation.


The following is an extensive but not complete, list of conditions and symptoms Reflexology can help with: * acne *anxiety *arthritis *asthma *back pain *digestive problems fibromyalgia *gynecological problems *headaches and migraines *hormonal disturbances *insomnia *kidney/urinary problems *low energy *muscular and joint pain *PMS *prostate problems *sciatica *skin conditions.


There may be times when it is not appropriate to use Reflexology; if you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Laura.







By West Norwood Therapies Team, Dec 15 2015 09:00AM

Our natural facial treatment specialist, Veronica Massa, explains the benefits of her facial reflexology treatment.



Also called Facial Reflexology was born in 1988. Its roots date back many centuries, as it is based on a wide variety of traditions and practices.

This therapeutic modality is based on ancient facial maps of the body from Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese traditions and indigenous tribes of South America, combined with the study of modern neurology of the face and central nervous system.


This technique combines both ancient and modern therapies, as well as knowledge of anatomy and physiology, with the potential to balance the individual on all levels, that is, physically and psychologically.


As the face is so close to the brain, it should not surprise the great effect that facial reflexology has on neural activity and the mind.

Facial reflexology helped thousands of people with all sort of complains and has also proven to be very effective in helping children suffering from learning and behaviour difficulties and also in the rehabilitation of patients with brain injuries and neurological problems.

You don’t have to be affected by a medical condition to enjoy the benefits of Facial Reflexology - as it is very calming and grounding, it will help you to cope with stress and keep your health in optimum condition. Everybody from babies to the elders can benefit from this healing and rebalancing treatment.

The treatment involves the use of the practitioner hands and Rosa Mosqueta (or a bespoke Aromatherapy blend) to assess your facial maps and design a reflexology plan especially for you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZ-0Q15wq4


If you would like to know more about the benefits of Facial Reflexology Sorensensistem, please view the videos below. Here is shown how Temprana Reflex Therapy (a combination of Face, Foot and Hand Reflexology) can help with disability. This is the amazing work Lone Sorensen in doing in Oman.... full oh hope. PLEASE WATCH!

first video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ouy0g8PNK9Y

second video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmTVMKoDgxs


Veronica Massa offers this facial reflexology treatment and a variety of other natural face and body therapies at West Norwood Therapies on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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