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LIFESPAN REFLEXOLOGY

Foot and Facial Reflexologist specialising in women's health

HELLO AND WELCOME!

Hello and welcome to my website.  My name’s Georgina Strickland and I’m a Foot & Facial Reflexologist working with people from pre-conception to the elderly – covering a lifespan.  I specialise in Women’s Health but this is by no means my only interest and I enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds.

As a highly qualified and experienced Facial Reflexologist, I enjoy creating bespoke treatment plans, using a mix of techniques, to suit your health needs.  I live in Kent, England and work in Maidstone, Medway (Rainham, Gillingham) and the surrounding areas.

THE PHOTOS OVER THERE

The photos on my site mean a lot to me. The content is much like a blog and holds a wealth of information about reflexology in its many forms including my thoughts, experience and training regarding this powerful therapy.

On trying to source photographs to illustrate “a lifespan” I realised I had all the material I needed in my dear Nan’s family photos.  Most of the photos on this site are of my Nan (who loved reflexology), Grandad and family, spanning from birth to old age and I think they capture a very special time and spirit including the importance of family.

I believe that Reflexology can help the whole family remain balanced and calm and help make life happier & healthier for all.  Thanks for taking a look, please email me any questions and I hope to hear from you soon.

WHERE DID REFLEXOLOGY ORIGINATE?

A SHORT HISTORY

Over 2,000 years ago ...

The healing art of Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, with the first recordings of it being in Egypt 2000 BC on the physician to the pharaoh’s tomb Ankmahor.

However, it wasn’t until 1913 that Dr William Fitzgerald introduced this therapy to the West as ‘zone therapy’.  He noted that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.

In the 1930s Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is now known as Reflexology.  She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body and thus modern-day Reflexology as we know it was born.

WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY

AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Tell me all about it....

Reflexology has been known to man for thousands of years. It is a natural healing therapy based on the principle that the anatomy of the body is reflected in miniature on reflex zones on the feet and hands. By using specific pressure techniques and massage on these regions, healing is both initiated and accelerated in the corresponding area of the body.  For each person the application and the effect of the therapy is unique.  Sensitive, trained hands may detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet, and by working on these points the Reflexologist can potentially release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions may be eased, and circulation and elimination improved.  This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself and may counteract a lifetime of misuse.

Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of “imbalance”, and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively.  Reflexology is thought to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and encourage healing.

This simple, non-invasive, beautifully balancing therapy brings relief to a wide range of acute and chronic conditions and is suitable for all ages.

There are many theories on how and why Reflexology works but I believe it works in the following ways:

  • Promoting deep muscle relaxation which relieves stress and tension and allows the nervous system to calm down and function more normally
  • Improving cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation allowing oxygen to reach all the cells
  • Stimulating and inhibiting nerve impulses to the brain, particularly involving the autonomic nervous system
  • Helping to reduce pain, through gate control theory, and stimulates the production of endorphins
  • Effecting the body’s electromagnetic field

Providing many psychological benefits by giving personal attention and care and allowing the client an hour of rest, stillness and quiet in a constantly busy, active, often stressful, world.

WHAT ARE THE

BENEFITS?

There are many benefits of receiving Reflexology as it may

  • Induce relaxation of body & mind
  • Remove toxins from the body by removing blockages from energy pathways resulting in clearer skin, colour & tone
  • Help to balance the physical & emotional body
  • Improve circulation
  • Strengthen immunity to resist disease
  • Aid digestion
  • Increase self-awareness, motivation & self-appreciation

I believe Reflexology can be effective for the following conditions

  • Fertility issues
  • Pain
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Migraine and Headaches
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Joint Pain
  • Hormonal Imbalances
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Pregnancy
  • … and many more

However, Reflexology does not claim to cure or diagnose.  It helps the body regain homeostasis, or balance, through relaxation, improving nerve flow and circulation and releasing blocked energy channels.  It activates your internal healing mechanisms allowing the body to heal itself.

Here’s others say:

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Zoë Huggett
Zoë Huggett
19:58 08 Jun 21
I took part in a Zoom workshop with Georgina which was focused on facial reflexology and massage. I loved it so much I... booked a group workshop for my colleagues, which they thoroughly enjoyed and are all still raving about! Georgina is a great teacher, she is so knowledgeable and explains everything very clearly. We all feel confident to use the techniques to make ourselves look and feel better. Highly recommended.read more
clare munro
clare munro
16:37 08 Jun 21
WOW! JUST WOW! I had a group zoom session with Georgina to introduce me to the world of facial reflexology and I was... blown away. My skin was plumped and I felt super relaxed. Georgina is a good teacher and fun too. I am a convert.read more
Siobhan Corrigan
Siobhan Corrigan
15:18 08 Jun 21
I attended a group reflexology zoom session with George and it was fantastic fun. I learned a lot and my face feels... lovely! George really put us at ease with her facilitation and answered all questions. I wasn't sure what to expect with a group of 10 but everyone seemed to have fun, got to have a say and participated with ease. I'd really recommend this session either 121 or with a group of friends or familyread more
Nikki Martin
Nikki Martin
20:47 27 Apr 21
I started seeing Georgina a few years ago for monthly reflexology treatments. She is fantastic and extremely talented... in what clearly is a passion for her. I started my journey with Georgina and had several amazing fertilityReflexology sessions. I always left her cosy treatment room feeling relaxedAnd calm. I then became pregnant and carried on my treatments, brilliant for all pregnancy related ailments! I am now continuing to see GeorginaAfter having my daughter and always look forward to seeing her and having a relaxing treatment. She really is so skilled,Talented and a lovelyLady. I highly recommend!read more
Tam Brown
Tam Brown
19:30 20 Apr 21
Georgina offers a calm and relaxing environment and puts you at ease. She is a very professional and experienced... practitioner. I have had foot and facial reflexology sessions, and been to a couple of workshops. I always feel relaxed and pampered, and appreciate the 'me time!'read more
Kerry Quincey
Kerry Quincey
19:37 19 Apr 21
Just wow!! Georgina is wonderful! I go for a mix of facial and foot reflexology and I love it. I feel incredible after... my treatment. I couldn’t recommend her more!read more
Samantha Goldup
Samantha Goldup
18:17 18 Apr 21
I started seeing Georgina 12 years ago, when I was pregnant with my 2nd child and I’ve been having monthly reflexology... treatments ever since. Georgina is amazing, she makes me feel relaxed the moment I arrive and her treatments are outstanding. She is extremely professional and an all round lovely person too. Highly recommend 😊read more
Penny Collins
Penny Collins
15:26 18 Apr 21
Superb practitioner. I have had both facial and foot reflexology and both have been amazing. I have been using Lifespan... for over 10 years and really do believe it’s helped keep my asthma at bay. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone.read more
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WHAT TO EXPECT

HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS...

Any questions, please ask ...

As Reflexology is a holistic therapy and treats the whole person, not just the symptom, on your first visit there is a preliminary consultation, where your general health and medical history will be discussed. The treatment then begins with work on your feet (or hands if necessary). The sensation is pleasant and soothing as Reflexology will relax you while potentially stimulating your body’s own healing mechanisms.  Each session will leave you feeling relaxed and peaceful, thus allowing stress and tension to flow freely from the body.  It is thought that as the chemical balance in the body returns to normal, so more energy and vitality is available to the whole body.

Sometimes, after the first treatment, you may feel a little tired or sleepy, as healing begins to occur.  Other possible healing reactions include the need to urinate and eliminate more often or a runny nose, but this does not last long and is a positive sign that the body is releasing toxins and impurities.

To help this healing process, it is advisable to drink plenty of water for 24 hours after each treatment, to help flush out toxins, and try to stay as calm and relaxed as possible.