Rachel's Reflexology Clinic
I'm an AOR qualified reflexologist and Member of the Association of Reflexologists.
I invite you to step away from your everyday life, into a space where you can relax and unwind, enjoying a vital hour of ‘me time’.
My genuine interest in improving your wellbeing and vitality will ensure you go away feeling relaxed and revived.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic complementary therapy based on the principle that there are reflex points in the feet and hands, which relate to every organ and system in the body. Pressure of these points can lead to various benefits:
Releases stress and tension
Induces deep relaxation
Medical research estimates that as much as 90% of illness and disease is stress related. Reflexology counteracts the negative effects of the stress response on the body, allowing it to recuperate.
As our body relaxes during a Reflexology treatment, it comes into rest mode and can then repair. As treatments continue, this relaxation deepens and becomes more established.
Activates the body’s own healing ability
The body responds to any disturbance by adjusting its internal processes to meet the challenge and eventually returning to its natural state of balance (homeostasis). Reflexology helps this process.
Reflexology helps reconnect and restore the balance between our mind, body and emotions and to maintains those connections at optimal levels.
“We are in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis” which has profound consequences on our health & life, now and for the long term. Sleep benefits our minds and bodies in many ways and is the single most effective thing we can do to reset each day.
“A state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” WHO. Reflexology treats the whole of the client, physical, mental, emotional & spiritual.
Stress is our body's natural response to a perceived threat, often referred to as our fight or flight response. It used to be more of a quick reaction and response event, after which our bodies would return to rest mode. However, these days we are constantly exposed to stimuli that put our bodies into stress mode, making it more of a permanent state of being. Our bodies have less time in rest mode, leading to 'dis-ease' in the body, which can show up in multiple forms.
The WHO declared stress the epidemic of the 21st century. 89% of the Indian population say they suffer from stress*
*2018 Cigna 360 wellbeing survey
The effects of stress on our emotional and physical health can be devastating and are often overlooked or ignored
Gets your body started on the important work of repair and re-balancing, which can't be done if our body is in 'stress' mode.
I have suffered from RA for a couple of years. I heard that Rachel was a professional in the field of reflexology and decided to have a few sessions with her. I am happy that I did. This experience was completely different from the other forms of reflexology that I had previously done. This was gentle and left me completely relaxed and calm. It was wonderful!
After the session I found that the pain had subsided and I felt re-energized. I would recommend that you give it a try!
- Asha Pinto
I’ve been going to Rachel for reflexology sessions for a few weeks now. I didn’t realise how much benefit I would get from a single session. Rachel is very professional and addressed my immediate medical and emotional concerns. I felt so much better after her session. I now sleep well and feel so much more relaxed. I now go regularly and actually wait for my next session. I think this is an under recognised holistic therapy and strongly recommend it to all.
- Anaita Udwadia-Hegde