Sarah Rutherford Dip.Reflex.MAR

REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENTS AT THE HALO CLINIC

HISTORY

Reflexology is over 5000 years old and has origins in China, Egypt and India, where pressure therapies were recognised to have therapeutic benefits and more importantly, help prevent disease. The earliest evidence of Reflexology is a wall painting in the tomb of an Egyptian physician ‘Ankmahor’ at Saqqara, dated around 2500-2300 BC. It was not introduced to the western world until the twentieth century when Dr William Fitzgerald discovered that when pressure was applied to one area of the body it created a response in another. He divided the body up into different zones and created Zone Therapy. Eunice Ingham went on to develop his findings in the 1930’s, into what we know as Reflexology today, by creating a foot map showing the areas of feet correlating to different organs and systems of the body.

WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Reflexology is a complementary therapy, which works on the feet and hands to aid healing to the whole person, not just the prevailing symptoms. Reflex points on the feet and hands relate to different areas within the body and this corresponding relationship is called a reflex. A reflex occurs when stimulation at one point brings a response in another. By using special pressure and massage techniques on these points, congestion can be eased, restoring and maintaining the body’s natural equilibrium and helping activate the body’s own healing process.

HOW MAY REFLEXOLOGY HELP ME?

Reflexology may help the following conditions:-

• Stress, anxiety, low mood and low self-esteem
• Hormonal/fertility imbalances
• Headaches
• Joint and muscular pain/stiffness
• Sleep problems
• Digestive issues

A good reflexologist will never claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe and treatment should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice. Once medical advice has been sought, the reflexologist can work alongside your GP or Consultant to help maintain your health and wellbeing.

Some doctors, consultants and other healthcare professionals now recognise reflexology as a well-established, respected and effective therapy. It can support and help you to cope on a physical and emotional level, encouraging you to heal and maintain your own health.


OUR THERAPIST – SARAH RUTHERFORD Dip.Reflex.MAR

Sarah Rutherford is a highly qualified and fully insured professional Reflexologist who studied at the Complementary Therapy School in Bath. She is a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and abides by its guiding principles, ethical approach and code of practice.

Sarah has been an advocate of complementary therapies for many years, and has benefited personally from receiving a range of treatments. She has a real passion for Reflexology and the benefits it can bring. Sarah believes that the relationship between mind and body is paramount to good health and wellbeing. She has a range of skills and techniques which she uses, that can support people to work through life’s many transitional phases, such as the birth of a child, bereavement, marriage, divorce, work or illness.

To find out more about Sarah please click onto the link below to her website.

www.sarahrutherford.org

TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:-

Sarah direct on: Tel: 07831 616708 Email: sarah@sarahrutherford.org

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Our reception: 01249 454545