I jumped at the chance of a reflexology session with the wonderful Tania Bonser who’s now offering Reflexology, Reiki and Indian Head Massage at The Body Junction. Tania instantly relaxes you with her welcoming and calming personality, instantly putting you at ease when you walk into the therapy room. Once settled I was offered background music or total quiet. I chose for the room to be quiet because I wanted to ask questions about the therapy and concentrate on her answers, otherwise I would have laid back, listened to the music and drifted off into the land of bliss. Covered in a large fluffy blanket I was ready!
During our chat Tania declared “I love feet!” ~ I laughed. I
suppose you would have to, to enjoy giving reflexology!
Tania explained that she has always had a fascination for feet, which lead her to make a decision between Chiropody and Reflexology; she chose reflexology as it was a more relaxing treatment. Being a very scientific person, when she started her studying Tania struggled to make sense of it all, but she soon experienced some revelations. As time passed she gathered more and more evidence that the therapy was really beneficial, for those receiving, and for her whilst giving.
There are points on our feet that reflect certain parts of
your body. For example, if you look at the big toe, that reflects the head. The
line from the big toe down the inside of your foot to the heel reflects the
spine. The left foot reflects the left side of your body; the right side is the
right side of your body. When points are stimulated in the foot, the corresponding areas within the body will have the energies re-balanced, allowing them to flow more freely.
I experienced some ‘crunching’ in an area of my foot & I was told that this doesn’t necessarily mean there’s anything major to worry about; it could just mean that there could be a bit of an imbalance. Naturally crystals build up in the feet, so reflexology can also help to break them down.
I was asked about my chest and about any infections or wheezing recently. I have very mild asthma that only warrants a preventative inhaler once a year (if that), so I answered no. It was odd because a short time after that, I started getting a wheeze like cough which disappeared a few minutes later. I was told reflexology could have helped to release that.
Reflexologists can’t diagnose prescribe or cure. They give a healing treatment that’s tailored to an individual’s wellbeing (physical and non-physical). By the time my session came to an end I was less stressed and more relaxed! I am sure it wasn’t just down to the indulgent reflexology, but also being around such a positive person.
I enjoy pampering my feet, I am grateful for them; they allow me to partake in my passion for walking. At the same time, through them I am allowing my body to receive some TLC and to rebalance. It was great knowing that they were in good hands…Literally!
I have decided that this isn't a therapy that I could practice in as I am not keen on touching my own feet, let alone someone else's! But I do admire those who can, and can make you feel as great as I did after this session!
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