by Kimberley Perry MAR
Consultant Therapist & Reflexologist
Walking on Air Well Being
Having been a Reflexologist and Power Reflexologist for several years, I have worked with people from age 3 weeks to 90 years. I was fortunate enough to receive a series of reflexology treatments following a car accident in 2012 and it reconfirmed that it was a field of therapy in which I wanted to work for decades to come. I am qualified to Level 3, which entitles me to work for the NHS and trained under Louise Keet of the London School of Reflexology at Regent's Park, London.
Since 2013, I have offered reflexology at Walking on Air Well Being and clients have sought assistance with conditions such as chronic fatigue, chronic lower back pain, asthma, depression, sleep disorders and digestive concerns. It is safe to use alongside medication and is now accepted and encouraged by the medical profession as way of offsetting the stresses of modern life and complementing allopathic treatments such as chemotherapy, radiotherapy, insulin, immunosuppressants and blood pressure medication.
Reflexology initiates the parasympathetic nervous response (also known as 'rest and digest') in which our bodies are told by the brain to engage in maintenance work rather than be constantly prepared for battle. In contemporary Western life we spend far less time in our parasympathetic mode and more and more time in sympathetic ('fight or flight' mode - our stress response). Coupled with increasingly static work lives and a dependency on pre-prepared foods, our bodies and minds are having to work harder to recuperate. Reflexology can enable us to deeply relax as well as investigate the workings of the body at the same time making it an excellent ally to your overall health. Clients are always surprised by how quickly they relax and how deeply restorative the session feels, both mentally and physically. For these reasons, reflexology is a loyal and reliable accomplice to any lifestyle changes you make for the benefit of you health and well being.