Why complementary therapies work

In short, they work because you spend an hour with your therapist working on a specific plan of action for you as an individual. Our GP’s have only 10 minutes to allocate to each patient and as their title suggests they use those 10 minutes to give you a general rather than an individual approach to helping you feel better.

Your complementary therapist gives you an hour of their time. Due to their holistic approach you spend at least 15 minutes discussing your complete medical history, lifestyle, diet, how you are feeling in general and specifically what you came to see them about. So any connections between past, future, present and mind, body, emotions can be uncovered. A completely individual treatment can then follow which focuses on the cause not just the symptoms of a particular illness.

It’s not just the treatment itself, which is extremely positive. The advice my clients take away with them is powerful too. Reflexology therapists don’t diagnose but they do react to what the client’s feet or hands are telling them as well as what came up in the consultation. They then help people uncover ways they can care for themselves better after or between appointments. Diet, exercise and lifestyle advice are as important as the relaxing rebalancing treatment itself. Reflexology is one hour of the week or month whereas the aftercare advice can help them every day. No amount of reflexology is going to make someone better if they are eating very badly or sitting in a way that strains their muscles for most of the day.

Complementary therapies definitely have amazing effects on clients. A great example is a client who was having 3 or 4 panic attacks a week who found they only had 2 the week after their first reflexology treatment and none at all after the third treatment. I can’t assign this to the treatment alone as the client followed the advice I gave them and made positive changes to her lifestyle. She followed dietary advice to make sure her blood sugar levels were stable at all times and used aromatherapy and natural tablets to aid her sleep. It’s advice such as this, which enables complementary therapies such as reflexology to have even greater and longer lasting effect.

So if you are constantly suffering from symptoms or side effects of an illness or feel generally tired, down and out of sorts, try a complementary therapy to get you back on track. Reflexology has many benefits. It may promote relaxation, improve mood, aid sleep, relieve tension and improve your general sense of wellbeing.

Why not give it a try today.

Rebecca Hogan

07738 716585


A marketing professional turned complementary therapist. First I experienced the fast paced life of both an agency and client side marketing career. Now I am following a life long ambition to work with individuals and help them feel better through relaxing and rebalancing.

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