Since its inception, The Holmewood School has offered reflexology to its students.
Reflexology is a specialist massage on the feet, hands or face. It is a gentle, non-invasive and calming therapy and the primary aim is to help with relaxation.
It differs to the other therapies Holmewood provides as it doesn’t require the students to actively participate. All they need to do is lie back, try and relax, and allow the practitioner to work.
The sessions are short, lasting 15 to 20 minutes. In addition to relaxation, the sessions help to reduce anxiety, regulate mood swings, improve concentration and also aid digestion, which can be problematic for a lot of the children.
It can often take a lot of gentle persuasion to get the children to try it out, though once they do the majority find it calming and therapeutic and it is something they really look forward to.