What is Facial Reflexology?
Facial reflexology is based on the same principle of the more traditional and well-known practice of foot or hand reflexology. By stimulating the facial nerves through a series of routines, and directly increasing blood flow and muscle tone in the face, this encourages the release of toxins from the body via the lymphatic system.
The only areas worked are the face, areas of the neck and skull, therefore no items of clothing need to be removed (but please avoid a high neck top).
Please note, this is not a 'facial' that you'd expect to get from a beauty therapist, this is reflexology on the face.
There are many benefits to facial reflexology. Not only is facial reflexology deeply relaxing and eases the tension so often found in the head, but it is also: -
Very effective at treating stress which is blamed for 80% of today’s illnesses
Release of endorphins which counteract stress and help us feel good
Mood is elevated, anxiety and depression lifts
Energy that has been blocked by tension is released
Improved concentration due to blood flow to the brain
Increased energy levels
Improved skin and hair
What happens at the treatment?
At your first treatment I will take a full medical history and ask you to sign a consent form for treatment. This information will be kept confidential. Before the treatment commences, we will discuss what you may experience and what your expectations are.
As in all my reflexology practices, I start with cleaning the area that I am to work. I will use a gentle, simple face cleanser and toner to remove any makeup and ensure the skin is clean (I do not work the eye area, so any eye makeup will remain). You are very welcome to bring your own products if you prefer.
For your own comfort I will be using Neal's Yard facial oil for the treatment - it's organic and highly rated even for those with sensitive skin. If you are sensitive to essential oils, I will use a simple carrier oil such as grapeseed (recommended when I trained in professional clinical reflexology). If you are unsure, I'm very happy to do a patch test 48 hours before treatment.
The treatment will be given on the therapy couch and will be approximately 40 minutes long.
For more details, please look at the Reflexology page.