The face provides a beautiful and precise tool to read what is going on within the body’s internal organs, central nervous system and neuro-biological system. Facial Reflexology has the ability to change those subtle messages and relieve a range of common problems.
By stimulating specific reflex points on the face, Facial Reflexology induces a deep state of relaxation and helps to relieve the symptoms of stress and fatigue.
The technique also appears to have a rejuvenating and uplifting effect, as blood circulation is improved and lymphatic drainage helps to give the skin a naturally glowing complexion.
Who will benefit?
Facial Reflexology is suitable for all ages and physical conditions but it is especially relevant if you suffer from:
- teeth grinding (bruxism)
- facial pain
- ear ache
- pain and stiffness in the jaw joint (temporomandibular joint) and surrounding muscles
- poor sleep
What does Facial Reflexology involve?
Prior to a Facial Reflexology treatment, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire to capture your medical history and check for contraindications.
You will then lie back in a reclining chair and you will remain fully clothed. You are advised not to wear any make-up on your face as a small amount of light, non-greasy oil will be applied to your cheeks and forehead during the session. Eye make-up and lipstick can stay on.
I will then be using the Bergman Facial Reflexology Method which is based on a combination of Native American techniques and Asian body maps to gently massage specific reflex points on the face corresponding to specific parts of the body helping to bring the body’s Chi (energy) back into alignment and balance. This short video gives a good idea of the process.
The treatment takes about 30 minutes which makes it perfect for on-site sessions at companies offering a holistic employee wellness programme. Other services are available and can be viewed here.