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Airlie Beach Reflexology

Reflexology

At Airlie Beach Counselling we offer the best reflexology therapy to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and stress while promoting good sleep.
Reflexology therapy is a natural, non-invasive treatment that stimulates the flow of energy in the body by applying gentle pressure to the foot or hand.

Our focus is on delivering holistic wellness therapies that help you optimize your physical, mental and emotional health.

If you are looking for a painless and effective way to improve your mental and physical health, reflexology may be right for you.

 

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What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a form of alternative medicine that involves applying pressure to the feet, hands and ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques.

The idea behind reflexology is that there are reflex zones on the feet that correspond to specific parts of the body. Applying pressure to these zones helps relieve pain in other parts of the body.

Reflexology therapy was used by many ancient civilizations and medieval doctors in Europe as a healing art. One of the earliest pieces of evidence of detailed foot treatment was uncovered from the tombs at Saqqara, Egypt dating back to 2330 B.C. Historians also believe the ancient Peruvian civilization practised reflexology. In more recent times its popularity has grown in western countries and in Australia. The ancient healers believed putting pressure on certain areas of the feet, hands, or ears unblocks the energy pathways and promotes healing.

How does reflexology work?

Also known as zone therapy, reflexology is all about delivering a therapeutic massage by applying the right amount of pressure on 'reflex points' in the hands and feet. This painless treatment is known to improve the overall health of the body. According to this practice, there are ten zones longitudinally arranged from head to toe. Each side has five zones where each zone goes through the arm, down the body to the leg and lines up with a particular toe.

Reflex points in our feet and hands correspond with every part of our body, and massaging these points can help regulate our nervous system, reduce stress and improve our health.

Apart from relieving anxiety and stress, this form of therapy has been successfully used to treat insomnia, chronic pain, asthma and tension headaches.

Benefits of reflexology

Reflexology improves your overall energy level and general well-being and at Airlie Beach Counselling, we maximize the positive effects by ensuring a relaxed, calm and conducive treatment environment.

Over the years, multiple clinical studies have been done to study the health benefits of reflexology. As you can see below, these health benefits are diverse and holistic:

Helps control pain -Reflexology has been known to significantly reduce pain associated with cancers, headaches, injuries, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), and the post-operative phase. Researchers have found that reflexology stimulates the production of happy hormones or endorphins that are natural pain relievers.

Lifts mood and energy levels -Stress is often the major contributor to most illnesses -both physical and mental. These can include tension headaches, migraine, autoimmune conditions, heart diseases and others. Reflexology, administered by our skilled therapist in a soothing atmosphere induces general relaxation apart from relaxing the area being treated.

By interrupting the destructive repetitive stress pattern that people tend to have in their day-to-day life, reflexology sessions help you feel more energetic and positive. Besides, the endorphins released as a result of the reflexology treatment help lift mood and energy levels.

Relieves migraine headaches - When chronic migraine sufferers received reflexology therapy for six months, 81 per cent of them were cured of this condition while some were able to discontinue their migraine medication. In addition, reflexology therapy helped these people feel physically and psychologically better apart from improving their quality of life.

Reduces anxiety -When people scheduled for heart surgery received 20-minute reflexology therapy for just four days, their anxiety levels significantly reduced compared to those who did not receive this therapy

Helps reduce symptoms associated with cancer -A large scale study shows reflexology therapy help reduce distressing symptoms such as shortness of breath, anxiety and fatigue associated with cancer.

In addition, reflexology has been shown to successfully treat multiple other conditions including:

  • constipation
  • sinus issues
  • multiple sclerosis
  • digestion issues
  • back problems
  • hormonal imbalances
  • arthritis pain
  • treat nerve problems

Above all, the treatment is pain-free, non-invasive and free from chemicals or harsh drugs, making it one of the safest methods to approach physical, emotional and mental health conditions.

What to expect during a reflexology therapy session at Airlie Beach Counselling?

The first step to your well-being journey begins with booking a session at Airlie Beach Counselling by calling us at +61 419 815 373.

On the day of your appointment, your reflexology therapist will ask you questions regarding your health, lifestyle, eating habits and any illnesses or conditions you have. You can also clarify any doubts at this point with the therapist.

After a careful evaluation, the reflexology therapist determines the precise areas to work on that can include your ears, hands, feet or a combination of areas.

You will then relax in a soothing private room in a relaxing ambience that we take the utmost care to maintain in our treatment centre at Airlie Beach.

The therapist uses their feet and hands to apply pressure on the four main reflex points:

  • soles of both feet
  • on top of both feet
  • between the big toe and second toe
  • just below your index finger
  • specific reflex areas on your palms

The therapists cover all the reflex zones to not just treat your symptom, but to improve overall well-being. They might address certain reflex points or trouble spots a second time as required to maximize healing.

At our Airlie Beach counselling centre, the focus is on ensuring an extremely relaxing, calm and private ambience. While you settle down into our comforting therapy chair, our highly skilled reflexology therapist will deliver precise pressure therapy.

Most of our clients feel so relaxed that they fall asleep and feel completely rejuvenated after the session. Depending on the areas being treated and your specific condition, you can also feel a surge of energy and improved mood as you go through the session.

How long do reflexology sessions at Airlie Beach Counselling last?

Sessions can take anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes depending on your condition and treatment goals. You can always discuss your specific requirements and concerns with our holistic therapist and founder Diahann Logan, who will design a tailored treatment session for you.

How many reflexology sessions do you need?

Our therapist will determine the number of reflexology sessions you may need to achieve your overall well-being goals. At your initial consult, the therapist will discuss with you the number of sessions, treatment duration and how reflexology works to improve your well-being.

With the right number of reflexology sessions, you will start to notice:

  • reduced pain
  • improved energy and mood
  • general relaxation
  • relief from stress and anxiety

In the long term, reflexology can also help prevent illnesses that have stress and anxiety as the contributing factors.

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Ready to heal holistically?

At Airlie Beach Counselling, we are committed to offering non-invasive, holistic therapeutic treatments that not just look at the symptom, but the individual's mind, body and spirit on the whole.

Based on the therapist's evaluation, you may also receive a tailored treatment plan that can be combined with other therapies that we administer such as:

  • massage
  • nutrition therapy
  • counselling
  • hypnotherapy

Whether you're an individual looking for help or an organization in Cannonvale or Airlie Beach interested in improving your team's wellness with reflexology therapy, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Don't wait any longer - book a session with our specialist reflexology therapist today. Contact us today for more information about our services and how we can help you optimize your physical and mental health.

 

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