At Suaimhneas Reflexology you have the option of hand, foot or ear reflexology as well as the option of synergistic reflexology whereby reflexes on the hands and feet are worked simultaneously, accelerating the bodies response to treatment.
To ensure you gain the most beneficial outcome, each session will be tailored to meet your individual needs and may include a combination of each approach, as well as incorporating techniques from the different strands available.
Foot reflexology is the most popular form of treatment that can provide quick results and the relaxing and calming effect makes most clients feel rebalanced and rejuvenated.
For a variety of reasons, foot or ear reflexology may not be an option, yet hand reflexology can be just as powerful and relaxing. It is also a powerful self-help tool for you to use between sessions.
Auricular (Ear) Reflexology
Similar to traditional reflexology, auricular reflexology is based on the theory that the ear is a mini map of the body. It is safe, simple and quick and can be a powerful tool for first aid, pain relief and emotional balancing and has been used for the treatment of addictions and migraines for many years.
Traditional auricular therapy uses needles and piercings however auricular reflexology differs in that it is a non-invasive treatment that involves the stimulation of specific points on the ear using the hands and fingers. It can also include the use of small black seeds from the Vaccaria plant or small metal beads or pellets, that are secured on the ear with a piece of adhesive tape, over specific acupressure points. The continuous mild pressure they exert is amplified by stimulating the seed or pellet with a few seconds of fingertip massage every few hours.
It can be a powerful ‘self-help’ tool for between traditional reflexology sessions and the results of auricular reflexology can be quick and can be used alone or in combination with other forms of reflexology.
Articles of interest:
- “An ear for hayfever”. Women’s Health and Fitness Magazine. http://www.womenshealthandfitness.com.au/health-beauty/health-advice/227-an-ear-for-hayfever
- “Vertical Reflexology for Hands and Feet: Do not neglect the beneficial role of hand reflexology”. Lynne Booth. (April 2010). http://www.positivehealth.com/article/reflexology/vertical-reflexology-for-hands-and-feet-do-not-neglect-the-beneficial-role-of-hand-reflexology