Reflexology in Bieldside, Aberdeen
Welcome to my website, my name is Monica and I am a fully qualified and insured traditional reflexologist and holistic therapist, specialising in maternity reflexology, and reflexology for menopause. My home practice is located in Bieldside, a suburb west of Aberdeen City, and is easily accessible from Cults, Milltimber, Peterculter, and surrounding areas on Royal Deeside.
- Maternity Reflexology - is specifically aimed at women during pre-conception, pregnancy, labour and the postnatal period. Maternity reflexology can also assist women undergoing fertility treatment such as, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI). Click here for more information.
- Menopause Reflexology - The menopause journey can be a time of new beginnings; it is a time when the sense of purpose as a woman can change enormously, it is an opportunity for transformation and growth. Reflexology supports women in the peri- and post-menopausal stages of life. Click here for more information on what menopause reflexology can do for you.
As a reflexologist I do not ‘prescribe’, I do not ‘diagnose’ and I do not agree to treat a client for a ‘specific ailment’. I treat the person as opposed to the condition. The aim of reflexology is to assist in reducing stress and tension within the body, thereby rebalancing, and inducing a state of relaxation and wellbeing.
I also currently support individuals experiencing ‘long COVID’ which can identify as either Ongoing symptomatic COVID (where symptoms continue for more than four weeks) or, Post-COVID Syndrome (whereby symptoms last for more than 12 weeks and cannot be explained by any other condition).
Reflexology and Long COVID
Medically, ‘long COVID’ is identified as various symptoms which affect multiple systems in the body. According to the NHS England (2021) the most commonly reported symptoms, apart from the generalised symptoms of fatigue, fever, and pain, are as follows:
Respiratory and cardiovascular: breathlessness / cough / chest tightness / chest pain / palpitations
Neurological: cognitive impairment / headache / sleep disturbance / pins and needles or numbness / dizziness / delirium (in older individuals)
Gastrointestinal: abdominal pain / nausea / diarrhoea / anorexia or reduced appetite / weight loss
Musculoskeletal: joint and/or muscle pain
Psychological / psychiatric: symptoms of depression / symptoms of anxiety
Ear, nose and throat: tinnitus / earache / sore throat / loss of taste and/or smell
Dermatological: skin rashes
Evidently, these are not just physical symptoms associated with respiratory illness, but also emotional and psychological issues which can additionally affect the rate and speed of recovery from COVID per se.
Reflexology can play a part in supporting individuals throughout their rehabilitation.
Stress and Wellbeing
Most physiological symptoms are by-products of an unhappy and stressed individual. Although stress is not an illness in itself, if not under control, it can cause serious illness such as heart disease, asthma, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer. It could be said that illness is a wake up call from the soul telling oneself to stop and review life, and perhaps to alter one's course. Stress can also affect the mind; you may feel worried, anxious, irritable, or have low self esteem.. you may lose your temper more easily, drink more, or act unreasonably. Your mood can have an impact on how well you sleep. If stressed you may not sleep well enough, which in turn will leave you feeling more stressed.
Reflexology is an excellent holistic therapy for reducing tension, and inducing relaxation. When we are free from stress, not only does this promote better health, but we have better relationships, better quality sleep, and our overall mood is improved.
Another holistic therapy
... believed to promote Health and Wellbeing
'If you want to know your past life, look at your present condition, if you want to know your future life, look at your present actions.'
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Reiki is not a religion, but it does honour the life force in all things. It is a healing energy that is guided spiritually, it is not based on belief, faith or suggestion.
For more information on traditional and maternity reflexology, reflexology for menopause, or reiki, please visit my pages on 'Reflexology', 'Maternity Reflexology', Reflexology for Menopause, and 'Reiki'.
If you would like to make an appointment, or purchase a 'gift voucher', please 'contact me'.
For further details on pricing, please 'click here'.
Note: Holistic Therapists support people while living with illness; they do not 'treat' their illness. None of the holistic therapies above are an alternative to conventional medicine.
'Stress is like an iceberg. We can see one-eighth of it above, but what about what’s below?'
NHS England (2021) 'Your COVID Recovery'. [Online] Available at: https://www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk/what-is-covid-19/long-covid/
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