Reflexology in Exeter, Tiverton, Exmouth, Topsham and surrounding area of Devon.
My name is Hazel Hunt. I am a fully qualified Reflexologist and a member of the Association of Reflexologists-AOR working in Exeter, Tiverton, Exmouth, Topsham and the surrounding area of Devon. My intention is to assist you to feel well and whole.
To be the best you can be, to help you to enjoy deep relaxation and by empowering you to feel in touch with your body, interpreting the signs it gives you and encouraging your body to heal itself.
I qualified as a nurse here in Exeter in 1984. Working with people to enable them to live well has always been what I have wanted to do. The way we live today leaves us with very little time to be quiet and listen to our bodies and minds in order to reduce the stress of everyday living. Mental health problems are on the increase as are chronic health issues such as Chronic Fatigue, M.E. and Fibromyalgia.
Some time ago I was in a job where I became very stressed and anxious becoming aware of the harmful effects that stress were having on my own body and mind. As a result I sought some therapy but I was very sceptical. However, the treatment had a profound effect on me. After the treatment I felt calm, rested and with a sense of wellbeing, that I had not felt for a long time. The experience made me consider what I was doing to my body, and I knew that I needed to change how I was living. I left the job I was in, did some searching about complementary therapies and made the decision to train to become a reflexologist.
I have seen some amazing results and am excited by how effective and supportive the treatment can be when the pattern of stress and anxiety is interupted, giving a deep sense of wellbeing for clients.
A reflexologist treats the person as a whole, rather than medical conditions, reflexology does not claim to cure, but to support your body to heal itself by balancing the body. This may aid digestion, help you to sleep better, increase circulation, ease headaches and other pain.
The simple touch of hands promotes empathy, a pat on the back, a hug, can tell you without words that you are not alone. These simple gestures involving physical contact have an implicit healing inflence.
When a child gets hurt, the first thing their parents do is put their hand where they feel pain. Human touch is beneficial, healthy and compassionate physical activity that society is losing as we become more isolated from each other, often using social media as contact instead.
Healing Touch therapies are a way of touching which can bring balance for the body, mind and soul and can be used to complement other medical treatments. By restoring balance within the energy system of the body, it can create an optimal environment for healing. Reflexology is a complementary remedy, not an alternative remedy, so it can be easily used along side other medical treatments.
Touching, is not only good, but necessary. Recent research concludes that physical contact or stimulation - arms, holding hands, massage - is critical to the emotional well-being of infants and for older adults to remain connected to a friendly world. Therapeutic touch is recognized as an essential tool for healing and is part of the training of nurses and therapists in large medical centers. Hippocrates said that all doctors should master body massage and use it with their patients, because it serves to connect and integrate parts of the body that are isolated.
Touch helps to relieve pain, depression and anxiety, as well as increase the patient's desire to live. In premature babies it manages to connect them with the world and helps them to grow up healthy, happy and to develop feeling loved. Terminal patients, when receiving a massage, revive their life expectancy and manage to recover the illusion and joy of enjoying what little they may have left. Some doctors and organizations have been promoting the day of the hug in the streets, among strangers, as a collective therapy very easy to take and share.
The scientific basis for the therapeutic power of the embrace is expressed naturally in the gesture of a mother when she takes her son and as in childbirth or when she suckles, her brain secretes oxytocin, known as the hormone of "attachment." The baby feels attached to it and safe from all danger, which gives him confidence and security.
The hug also activates in the brain the release of serotonin and dopamine, thanks to which we experience a pleasant feeling of well-being, harmony and fullness. Caresses and touch contribute not only to make us feel good, they also promote the good development of intelligence in children, they help overcome fears and prevent premature aging.
According to research, the embrace as effective support, improves the quality of life and reduces the pain of many patients up to 50%. In addition those who were given several alternatives of touch,- body massages, and hugs lived twice as long. Reflexology is a very nurturing, noninvasive therapy.
Reflexology can feel like a hug through the feet!
I look forward to meeting you and giving you a treatment very soon either in Exeter or by visiting in the area, including Exmouth and Topsham.
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