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Sarah Hurley, a qualified Reflexologist, offers Reflexology to patients on Foulis Ward.

 Sarah's biography

Sarah qualified in 1998 from the Central London College of Reflexology and is a Fellow member of the Association of Reflexologists (FAoR). She has continued her professional development through postgraduate courses in advanced reflexology techniques. She is also an accredited practitioner of Indian Head Massage, Reiki, and Natural Facelift Massage; and teaches at the Macbeth Centre in Hammersmith. She has nine years of experience working as a professional reflexologist within a hospital environment. She has also worked as a clinical reflexologist within a palliative care team. Sarah Hurley FMAR, mother of two, has the sensitive, therapeutic touch to help you relax.

A Brief History of Reflexology
The ancient healing art of Reflexology has been known to man for thousands of years. The earliest records of this therapy are to be found in Egypt. It was also practised by the Chinese, Native American Indians and within many African tribes.
In 1913 the technique of applying pressure to the reflexes on the feet or hands was developed by Dr. William Fitzgerald, an American Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon.  He noted that pressure on one part of the body could have an anaesthetising effect within another unrelated area.  He divided the body into ten vertical zones running from the toes and fingers to the brain and concluded that pressure on one part of a zone could affect any thing else within that zone. In the 1930's, Eunice Ingham, a therapist, developed and refined Dr. Fitzgerald's Zone Therapy into foot and hand reflexology we know today.

The Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology is deeply relaxing, it helps to de-stress and ease anxiety, patients find that during a treatment their breathing becomes regular the tightness in their chest is released their airways relax which makes it easier for them to cough up the sputum. Also congestion in the bowels has been eased to the relief of the patients.

"It's so relaxing, I feel calmer now" "My chest feels lighter"  "It helps with my anxiety"

The feet and hands mirror the body, thus when you treat the feet and hands you treat the whole body.

For more information read Sarah's Reflexology document. (pdf)

Also see Sarah's website: www.sarahrelaxzone.co.uk