Reflexology & Reiki for Women & Children
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I am a reflexologist and Reiki Practitioner treating women, young and old, in the Rainham, Upminster, Hornchurch and neighbouring areas.
I offer the following treatments:
Why Is Reflexology So Important For Women?
Reflexology is a treatment that can help women of all ages, and all stages of life. From the colicky baby to the teenager suffering from acne and painful periods. From issues with fertility to the symptoms of the menopause.
This time of year can be very stressful for some teenagers. Those in their last year of school might be feeling the affects of stress as they prepare to sit their mock exams at the end of the year. The stress hormones that are released into our bodies can have a negative impact, causing inflammation, possibly resulting in acne flare ups and headaches. The immune system might struggle to fight off colds and viruses, especially at this time of year when children return to school and illnesses become more prevalent.
Some young women may be dealing with the stresses of work and running a home. They may not be sleeping very well and have a poor diet. They may be even be having difficulty conceiving. During pregnancy many women experience some discomforts, from morning sickness, constipation and conditions such pelvic girdle pain.
It can be so easy to forget to look after ourselves once we have given birth. We want to give all of our attention to our beautiful new baby, but it’s important to keep ourselves in the best possible health at this time.
It's important to continue to look after our own physical, mental and emotional wellbeing in those early days and weeks after giving birth. Some women find that reflexology helps their hormones to settle more quickly, improves lactation, calms their emotions and gives them 'space' to relax.
Later in life might be the women who are struggling physically or emotionally with menopausal symptoms.
Also, lets not forget the elderly women who may have many health problems, or just need a gentle touch and a listening ear.
Reflexology is a treatment which is used on the feet or hands. The treatment works on the principal that there is a reflex point on the feet for every part of the body. By stimulating or sedating each reflex point using thumbs and fingers, the body is brought into balance. When in balance it is easier for the body to fight off illnesses and prevent them from occurring in the first place. Regular treatments help to keep the body balanced and in turn keep us healthier.
Reflexology and Conception:
Trying for a baby can be a stressful time, especially if it has taken longer than you were expecting. When we are stressed our body releases a hormone called Cortisol. This chemical reduces the production of Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinising Hormone (LH). These hormones play a important role in the release of the egg and implantation of the embryo.
The stress hormones circulating in your body can cause feelings of anxiety and even depression.
So How Can Reflexology Help Fertility?
Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD)
If you suffer with fluid retention or have secondary lymphoedema as a result of receiving treatment for breast cancer, you may wish to read on to find out more about Reflexology Lymph Drainage. This is an award winning reflexology technique which has been researched and developed in a cancer care environment.
This amazing reflexology technique, has been proven to greatly reduce the amount of excess fluid which may have accumulated in the limbs, hands or feet. This technique focuses on the reflexes for the lymph nodes and vessels. Think of them as small rivers which sometimes get clogged with silt. They may need help being cleaned so that they do not cause problems further along the river. If lymphatic fluid is unable to flow, it may cause swelling or poor health.
Immune System and Autoimmune Diseases
This treatment is fantastic if your immune system needs a boost, if you are often unwell with coughs and colds, have skin problems or allergies. If you are living with an autoimmune disease, this treatment may have a positive effects on your symptoms.
Often, people who live with chronic conditions feel that by having treatments, they are taking back some control in their lives. Reflexology and Reiki are complementary therapies and can be safely used in conjunction with allopathic medicine.
Very occasionally there may be conditions where your doctors consent is required before having reflexology. (Please do not discontinue taking medication prescribed by your doctor without speaking to them first).
Are you looking for a Reflexologist in the Upminster, Hornchurch, Grays or Rainham area?
Reiki is a gentle but effective form of healing which is beneficial for the mind, body and soul. Reiki is a non-religious therapy and is suitable for anyone of any age. Reiki increases relaxation and reduces stress, it also promotes healing.
Reiki is based on the idea that "life force energy" which is all around us, flows from the practitioner to the client. This is done by a gentle laying on of hands, and asking for the energy to flow to wherever the client needs it. People sometimes say that they see colours during a treatment, feel as though they are floating and feel heat over some areas.
A Reiki treatment can create a feeling of relaxation, peace and wellbeing.
Looking for a Reiki Practitioner in the Grays, Hornchurch, Upminster, Rainham area?
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If you would like to discuss any of these treatments or any health concerns, then please feel free to contact me by phone or email. There is no obligation or pressure to book an appointment. If you do decide to make an appointment there will be no charge for the consultation.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT 24 HOURS NOTICE IS REQUIRED TO AVOID CANCELLATION FEES
Having been diagnosed with an autoimmune lung disease called sarcoidosis, I started having Reflexology treatments with Andrea. I began with weekly treatments for the first 6 weeks and immediately noticed an improvement in both my lung capacity and an overall sense of well being. The sarcoidosis has improved considerably and may even have "burnt itself out". I continue to see Andrea once a month and often have Reiki too. I would not hesitate in recommending Andrea, from the moment you meet her, you realise just how special she is. You immediately feel relaxed and know that you are in very good hands. She is a genuinely kind, caring and very intelligent therapist. Thanks for everything Andrea x
I have been doing Reflexology, Reiki and Chakra Balancing from my therapy room at home in Lambs Lane North, Rainham, Essex for the past 12 years.
My home based treatment room is easily accessable from Grays, Chafford Hundred, Thurrock, Romford, Hornchurch, Upminster, Elm Park and Dagenham. I even have clients who travel from Kent.
If travelling by public transport, there is a regular bus service to the area and the c2c is just a short bus ride away. This is particularly useful if travelling from Grays.
Reflexology and Reiki are available in my Rainham therapy room, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Looking for a reflexologist in the Upminster, Hornchurch or Rainham area? You can be assured that as a full member of the Association of Reflexologists, I have attained a professional level of training.