Welcome to Reflexology-Northampton.
My name is Sharron Arrowsmith, I am a fully qualified and insured holistic therapist specialising in the ancient art of Reflexology. I also offer Thermo Auricular Therapy (Hopi Ear Candling).
I am based in Northampton and offer a mobile therapy service in Northamptonshire with Special Rates for the Elderly and Disabled. Concessions are also available for multiple sessions booked in Residential Homes, Care Homes and Health Centres.
Please see my Therapy Prices for more Information.
Reflexology is an ancient art of gently massaging the feet, working specific points to stimulate the relative organs and maintain a good working balance within the body. Reflexology helps to maintain balance and harmony within the body, improving blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and stimulating the body into a state of self healing and well-being, therefore it is important to drink plenty of water to help this process.
Apart from the well known Relaxation benefits of Reflexology, the therapy may aid to relieve some of the following common ailments:-
- general relaxation,
- the alleviation of stress and tension,
- relief of headaches,
- relief of ear conditions, (NOT Deafness)
- relief of sinus conditions,
- relief of stomach conditions.
During a treatment the client reaches a state of relaxation which enables the body’s own natural healing mechanism to activate, thus regeneration of the mind, body and soul begins which continues after the treatment.
Reflexology is a suitable therapy for persons of all ages. Children must have parental permission in writing and need to be accompanied by an appropriate adult.
Consultations and 1st Treatment.
Before commencing the first treatment, a consultation is required in which the client will provide a full medical history, this usually takes 15 minutes.
The Practitioner will also examine the client’s feet to ensure they are no contra-indications. The initial Reflexology session will then last 45 minutes to an hour. After treatment the client will be given a glass of water and time to come around as one may feel sleepy and tired, relaxed.
If by any chance there are any contra-indications, the Practitioner may not proceed with any treatment. The client will be requested to return at a later date when the condition has cleared up. (i.e athletes foot as this is highly contagious)
During therapy a Client may feel the following :-
- Relaxed to the point where they may need to close their eyes,
- Parts of the feet may feel slightly tender,
- A Pleasant, light tingling feeling,
- A slight reaction in the body corresponding to the reflex point that is being worked on.
It is helpful to inform the practitioner of such reactions as these can be noted on the Clients chart for future reference and enhancing the overall session, improving the state of the Clients well-being.
The Healing Process
After Reflexology the client may feel :-
- unease for a short period after treatment due to the re balancing of the energy pathways and improvement in health and well-being,
- slightly emotional,
- a temporary feeling of tiredness, lethargy, elation or of energy
- could note an increase urination and/or bowel movements
, for a short period.
The above, should they occur are merely the Clients individual reactions to the treatment process as the body releases toxins, waste products and re balances the energy pathways bringing about a balanced state of health and well-being.
After a Reflexology Therapy, a client is encouraged to drink plenty of water to assist the body in eliminating toxins and waste products and should refrain from drinking alcohol, eating spicy food and smoking. It is important to rest as much as possible for the next 24 hrs to release the full benefit of the reflexology therapy and allow the body to progress through the healing process.
Thermo Auricular Therapy
(Biosun ear candles used with CE mark.)
A candle is a cylinder made of pure cotton cloth saturated in bees wax and essential oils, (honey, sage, St. Johns wort, camomiles), beta carotene with a filter at one end.
The candled is inserted gently into the ear once it has been lit. The filter will prevent any powder entering the ear. There is a red safety mark on the one side to ensure that the candle does not burn too close to the ear.
The client will lay on the couch on alternate sides with the candle inserted into the ear canal. Once lit the ingredients are drawn down the hollow inside the candle. The sizzling sound that may be heard is the ingredients vaporising at different rates. The vapours once inside the ear have a massage effect on the ear drum, the client may feel blocking and unblocking sensations. The warmth and pressure changes are then spread throughout the ear, nose and sinuses.
Conditions for which ear candling may alleviate :-
- glue ear
- hay fever
- Meniere’s disease
- Bell’s palsy
If the client is :-
- allergic to any of the candle ingredients
- perforated ear drum (or healed within the last 12 weeks)
- acute or chronic disease
- on medication for ear, nose and throat conditions
- receiving dental treatment such as root canal , fillings, wisdom tooth extraction
- Epileptic ( sage effects medication)
- Under 3 years of age
To book a therapy please Contact Me either via telephone, my contact number is shown on the Contact me page at the top of the screen, or email me by filling out the form on the Contact me page.
Thank you, look forward to hearing from you soon.