About Steps to Health Reflexology
I am Caroline Stephenson and I am the sole practitioner in Steps to Health Reflexology. I was a registered paediatric and general nurse for 35 years until retiring from the NHS in 2019. Following a year’s training I gained a Diploma in Clinical Reflexology in July 2019 and am registered with Professional Reflexology. I have undertaken a CPD course in Reflexology for Women’s Health and have gained valuable experience during my training and since qualifying working with babies, children and adults with a range of physical and mental health conditions as well as children and young people with complex physical and learning disabilities. Home visits are available for people who are unable to travel or those with access problems.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a holistic therapy which has its roots in the healing methods of ancient China, India and Egypt. Modern Reflexology has evolved and developed to its current practice throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. The theory behind Reflexology is that the feet and hands are a microcosm of the body, and that areas known as reflexes directly correspond with areas of the body through zones.
Reflexology does not diagnose, nor claim to cure, and is not a ‘quick fix’, although immediate relief of some symptoms may be experienced. Several treatments may be needed to make a longer term difference.
Stimulation of the reflexes by thumb and finger pressure and massage enables deep relaxation, self-healing of the body and mind, and the achievement of balance, positive health and well-being.
Who is Reflexology suitable for?
Reflexology is suitable for people of all ages. You will be asked about your health and medical history to decide if Reflexology is suitable for you, or whether you have a medical condition which may be contraindicated.