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For more information or an appointment contact:-

Sylvia E. Macdonald R.G.N. G.S.S.R.

Member of the Scottish Institute of Reflexology

Telephone 01997 421451

Or write
Mid Lodge, Coul
Strathpeffer
Ross-shire
1V14 9ED

Or Email
ks.burrell@which.net

A Complementary Therapy

This ancient healing art works on the principle that there are reflexes in the face, hands and feet, which are connected to, or associated with, every organ in the body. The therapist uses pressure on those points, dispelling congestion1 and stimulating the body's healing resources

This is a holistic approach, which treats the whole person, relieving stress and tension, easing pain, improving circulation and nerve impulses and balancing hormones. ft can be used as a method of "recharging batteries'1 to combat the strain of a hectic lifestyle.

Above all Reflexology achieves deep relaxation and produces a feeling of wellbeing.

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Early 6th Dynasty (about 2330 BC) wall painting in the tomb of Ankhmahor - highest official after the king, and is known as "The Physician's Tomb".

Translation reads: "Do not let it be painful." The practitioners reply: "I do as you please."

Your Feet

A treasure trove of information

An ancient whole-body therapy for the modern world

BRIEF HISTORY

DEFINITION OF REFLEXOLOGY

HOW REFLEXOLOGY IS APPLIED

WHAT REFLEXOLOGY CAN ACHIEVE

CONDITIONS WHICH CAN RESPOND TO REFLEXOLOGY

WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM YOUR REFLEXOLOGIST

WHAT YOU CANNOT EXPECT FROM YOUR REFLEXOLOGIST

BRIEF HISTORY

Reflexology is the modern name for a therapy, which has been known and used successfully in many countries of the Ancient World.

It was first recorded in Egypt about 2330 BC!
Reflexology is becoming widely recognised by the medical profession, as it is now an established branch of Complementary Medicine.

DEFINITION OF REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands, which correspond to all organs, systems and glands of the body making the feet a "mirror image" of the body.

HOW REFLEXOLOGY IS APPLIED

Reflexology is a methodical application of gentle pressure by the therapist using fingers and thumbs over all areas of the client's feet and ankles (or hands if appropriate). It is suitable for health problems of all age groups and is compatible with all other forms of medicine.

WHAT REFLEXOLOGY CAN ACHIEVE

High levels of stress can often lead to a wide range of health disorders.
Reflexology is a positive, highly successful method of reducing the physical and emotional stresses and anxieties of today's society.
Reflexology brings balance and harmony to all body systems.
Reflexology can calm or stimulate according to the needs of the body, without harmful side effects.

CONDITIONS WHICH CAN RESPOND TO REFLEXOLOGY

A few of the more common conditions that are helped by Reflexology:

  1. Stress Constipation Sinusitis
  2. Anxiety Bowel disorders Arthritis
  3. Depression Kidney disorders Leg cramps
  4. Fatigue Stomach complaints Earache/toothache
  5. PMT Fluid retention High blood pressure
  6. Headaches Glaucoma Back problems
  7. Respiratory' congestion

Other conditions such as MS and ME also derive benefit.
Reflexology promotes and encourages Total Body Relaxation, restful sleep, and generally gives a wonderful feeling of Wellbeing.

WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM YOUR REFLEXOLOGIST

Your reflexologist will have a recognised qualification and be a member of the Scottish Institute of Reflexology (S.I.R.). This qualification is also recognised by the British Complementary Medicine Association (B.C. M.A.). Practitioners will have Public Liability Insurance as is appropriate.
Your Reflexologist will treat you as a "whole" person respecting confidentiality, and will adhere to the S.I.R. Code of Ethics.

WHAT YOU CANNOT EXPECT FROM YOUR REFLEXOLOGIST

Your Reflexologist will not diagnose (although she or he will be able to tell you where there is a problem in the body), will not prescribe medicines, will not treat you for a specific health disorder, or alter prescribed medicines and treatments that you are currently receiving.

WHAT IS THE SCOTTISH INSTITUTE OF REFLEXOLOGY (S.I.R.)

The S.I.R. was established in 1987 to provide a profes-sional organisation for qualified Reflexologists.

The aims of the S.I.R. are:- to promote, monitor and thereby maintain the highest professional standards among its members. to encourage research and engender links with other professional bodies.

"FOOTNOTES"

The Institute produces a quarterly newsletter called "Footnotes" (this is available on request) for the purpose of providing' and updating information and to share news and views.

For more information or an appointment contact:-Sylvia E. Macdonald R.G.N. G.S.S.R.

Telephone 01997421451
Mid Lodge, Coul
Strathpeffer
Ross-shire
1V14 9ED

or email

ks.burrell@which.net

please put your tel number if you email, so that I can tel you back

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