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How Reflexology can help with weight loss

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

Originally posted: 15th January 2019

As we step into 2019, many people feel like it's time for a change (especially after the overindulgence around the Christmas period.) We all struggle to fit into those skinny jeans, or find our work uniforms a bit tight, however not everyone can throw themselves in at the deep end and go to the gym or get back on track with the latest diet plan. That's where the holistic approach may help!

Reflexology is the perfect complement to your healthy eating and exercise regime. Eastern Philosophy considers the feet as a map to all of the body’s organs and systems. This zone therapy using specific reflex points helps to stimulate the body’s metabolism. By working on different and specific points of the feet we can help to trigger a variety of responses in our body that are conducive to weight loss


How does it work?

The stimulation of the reflex points and zones, in-particular the endocrine system will provide a reset so that your body can start with a blank slate. Should someone come to us with the goal of the treatment being to help with weight loss we'd focus on the following reflex points.

  1. The spleen - reduces the feeling of hunger.

  2. The stomach and pancreas - allows the body to absorb more nutrients from the food you eat , so even when we are eating less, you get the maximum nutritional values.

  3. The gallbladder - produces bile which emulsifies fats of partially digested food, leading to weight loss.

  4. The endocrine glands - promote the balanced secretion of hormones and regulates appetite.

  5. Working the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal gland reflexes: This helps to balance emotional and physiological stress, and we all know reducing stress helps you to stay on track

  6. The relaxation points - to aid sleep, as a restful nights sleep will help to reduce stress as well as just making you feel good.


What to expect.

The fabulous thing about Reflexology treatments is that there is no need for unnecessary disrobing. Although, we would advise loose fitting trousers (if worn) as the end of the treatment includes a wonderful foot and up to the knee leg massage. This is Terry's specialty, he took to reflexology like a fish to water during his training and has provided many happy clients a relaxing treatment.

The treatment will be carried out on a couch or a reclined chair.

The feet will be spritzed with a refreshing spray, it starts with a greet the feet massage, talc is added to allow easy flow of treatment and gentle pressure is applied to various reflex points all over the feet. Extra work is done on the above mentioned areas to induce the necessary effects for weight loss, and the treatment is finished with a wonderful relaxing foot and leg massage.


What are the overall benefits of Reflexology?

Reflexology brings mind, body and spirit into balance and harmony by clearing blocked energies that we can develop in the body. This restoration of equilibrium can refresh and energise the person who is receiving the treatment. It is very calming and an excellent stress buster. It induces relaxation and increases energy and vitality to produce a general feeling of well-being.

Although, a one off treatment will benefit in many ways, to allow the changes in metabolism to take full affect it would be advised to have a course of 4 or so treatments followed by a maintenance treatment once a month.


So why don't you treat yourself today

Earthbound Reflexology: 1 hour treatment - £38.00

An extra 15 minutes will be added for the first visit to take a full client consultation to check for any health issues that may affect suitability or result in the need for the treatment to be amended in some way for health reasons.

Block bookings are available, we give 10% off if you book a block of 4... Saving £15.20!

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