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Reflexology

Reflexology

What is it?

Reflexology is a form of holistic healing. A Reflexology practitioner helps your body to relax and find balance by massaging your feet.

Reflexology is based on the principle that your organs and body parts are represented by ‘reflex points’ on your feet. (It’s like there is a map of the body on your feet.)

By stimulating the reflex points, Reflexologists believe they are having a balancing effect on your organs and body parts and assisting them to function at their optimum.

How can Reflexology help me?

Reflexology helps your body’s innate ability to heal and may aid numerous physical ailments. Pam provides sessions for people with; diabetes, sleep problems, stress, depression, back problems, eyesight difficulties, menstrual and prostate problems, irritable bowel, asthma and many more health issues. Stress is cited as a major factor in 70% of disease states; Reflexology provides an opportunity to experience profound relaxation helping to alleviate anxiety and stress and combat ill health. This can be the start of your ability to feel your body’s physical, emotional and mental states at a deeper level than previously experienced, giving you an opportunity to practise holding these relaxed states with awareness after consultations.

What happens during a session?

Following an initial consultation to determine your health status, your session can consist of the following elements: a foot bath, and a reflexology massage of the hands and/or feet. You will sink your feet into a bowl of warm water, infused with fragrant essential oils and feel your whole body start to relax as Pam massages your feet for five blissful minutes. Your feet are then thoroughly dried. Ease into the comfort of a reclining chair and allow your body and mind to totally relax as your feet and/or hands are massaged using different techniques which provide a variety of soothing and stimulating sensations. Pam works all the reflex points in your feet and then gives additional attention to any reflexes associated with particular ailments (e.g. for Asthma the Chest/Lung reflex is given extra attention). She gently works to disperse any ‘congestion’ found in your reflexes. Pam may also teach you to massage specific reflex points on your hands at the session’s end. This enables you to further aid the process of healing after the session.

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Clients’ Testimonials

I initially sought reflexology treatment from Pam after breaking my right knee when I slipped on a concrete path in the rain; it was extremely swollen and painful and I could barely walk. During my series of weekly treatments, I noticed a dramatic ongoing improvement in both the flexibility of the joint and the reduction of pain…my knee has healed much faster than I would ever have expected! A very welcome side benefit of these sessions was that Pam also focused on treating my reproductive system and glands, with the result that I’ve also experienced a huge reduction in menopausal symptoms. Having been in the grip of menopause for over 7 years, and with no lessening of symptoms during that time despite correcting my diet and taking herbal remedies, I can vouch for the effectiveness of the reflexology treatments; my symptoms are a quarter of what they were, in frequency and intensity.
I happily recommend Pam to anyone with health issues, as she is highly professional, very understanding and sensitive in her practice, and tremendously dedicated to her profession.

Joy StonemanGeelong

I have been having reflexology treatments for a number of years as I find it very beneficial. I find it very relaxing – I could spend all day having reflexology on my feet! When I have particular aches and pains, such as backache, it helps to relax my muscles and assist the healing process. It is also helpful when I am experiencing asthma problems. I believe it helps my circulation and is also effective for promoting and maintaining good health.

R Nugent

I found Pam Allen last year and continue to visit Pam for the most rewarding experience. It is relaxing, it is nurturing for your body and soul. A wonderful, peaceful experience.

Joan EBelmont

I developed a back problem in 2006 which became quite bad by December 2007. It reached a point where I was unable to walk, sit, stand or lie down comfortably. I developed sciatica in my right leg, and I could not bend down to put pants, shoes or socks on. I was unable to straighten out my right leg and I was walking with my right leg bent at the knee.

I visited my GP who prescribed pain killers and organised X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans. I was diagnosed with a Disc protrusion in my back and given an appointment at the Austen Hospital for a back operation for August 2008. I tried remedial massage, Osteopathy, heat packs –none of which provided much relief or stopped the pain. One of my main concerns was taking so many pain killers. I was desperate to find something that would help enough so that I could stop taking them.

I visited Pam in March 2008 for some Reflexology sessions. After my second session I stopped taking the pain killers all together and although some pain was still there, it was definitely feeling a lot better. My right leg began to get its flexibility back and I was able to start straightening it out slowly. There was a noticeable decrease in the pain at each session as I went along and after 6 sessions I feel like a different person! I am walking properly once again, able to sit, bend, stand and exercise with no problems. I am amazed at what Reflexology and Pam have done for me and I would recommend it to anyone in a similar situation.

J Fraser

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage

What is it?

Indian Head Massage is incredibly relaxing and aids stress, anxiety and body tension. Pam’s clients describe it as a blissful experience. It is a seated massage that works on the shoulders, neck, face and head/hair.

The massage is one part of Ayuvedic healing (an ancient Indian system of healing still practised extensively today) that seeks to promote, maintain or re-establish good health. It has been practised in India for over one thousand years.

How can Indian Head Massage help me?

Some of the benefits of Indian Head Massage may include:

  • Reducing tension in shoulder and neck muscles
  • Reduction or elimination of recurrence of migraines and headaches
  • Relief from sinus pain and eye strain
  • Promotion of healthy hair growth and increased texture
  • Stress reduction and deep relaxation
  • Lymphatic drainage in the face

What happens during a treatment?

You will be seated comfortably while Pam massages your shoulders, neck, face and head/hair, using over 80 different techniques which loosen and relax the body.

Feel the tension ease as Pam rolls and stretches the skin on your shoulders and they drop and relax. As she moves to your neck muscles, you feel the deep, rhythmic flow of movement; your face is gently massaged in small circular motions; you have drifted off into another state. Your head is now massaged in a combination of vigorous and enlivening, then gentle and soothing, movements. All tension has now slipped away.

Acupressure points are also massaged during the treatment, which adds to the healing benefits. You can elect to have the massage performed with or without essential oils in your hair. The oils can aid the health and vitality of your hair and the aroma may further promote your state of deep relaxation.

“One of the most relaxing experiences I have had. Pam has the ability to relieve the stress and tensions of everyday living. I was so relaxed I nearly fell asleep.”
Anne McDonald

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Clients’ Testimonials

After suffering constant migraine headaches for most of my life, I was urged by a family friend to try a visit to Pam Allen’s Reflexology sessions in Belmont. Prior to this I had tried just about every traditional medicine and natural therapy service known to man without any significant sign of help. I had reached the stage where I was just about living on pain-killers.

After some brief discussion with Pam, I was advised that Indian Head Massage would probably be more suited to my problems. After what I had been through for most of my life, I was prepared to try any treatment (including head removal if necessary) Even after one visit, I found my migraines decreasing in frequency and severity to the extent that I now, after 5 or 6 visits, only have to resort to the ‘pill bottle’ when I neglect my dietary habits. This is in complete contrast to my former habit of living on pain tablets. I now find that, on the rare occasion that my migraine symptoms appear, somehow or other ‘nature’ takes over and wards off the approaching pain.

Whilst I don’t understand all this process, I am firmly convinced that Pam’s treatment, along with her water drinking advice, has transformed my life. I now not only have the relief from the migraine problem, but feel so much better with my general physical and mental health. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pam’s Indian Head Massage and Reflexology Therapies to anyone with health deficiencies or a desire to improve their general wellbeing.

Dudley Holroyd

I discovered the benefits of Indian Head Massages when I was trying to juggle working night shift and studying part time at University. Attempting to manage the two led to poor sleep and high stress levels. On the day of my first treatment I did not know what to expect, but my therapist Pam put me at ease immediately, explaining the origin and attributes of Indian Head Massage.

The treatment was extremely relaxing and after the first session I slept like I haven’t slept in weeks. After my second session my sleep pattern had improved and I felt calmer, more relaxed and able to cope with both the demands of University and night shift. I would highly recommend Indian Head Massage to anyone.

JustinGeelong

I found Pam Allen last year and continue to visit Pam for the most rewarding experience. It is relaxing, it is nurturing for your body and soul. A wonderful, peaceful experience.

Joan EBelmont

I developed a back problem in 2006 which became quite bad by December 2007. It reached a point where I was unable to walk, sit, stand or lie down comfortably. I developed sciatica in my right leg, and I could not bend down to put pants, shoes or socks on. I was unable to straighten out my right leg and I was walking with my right leg bent at the knee.

I visited my GP who prescribed pain killers and organised X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans. I was diagnosed with a Disc protrusion in my back and given an appointment at the Austen Hospital for a back operation for August 2008. I tried remedial massage, Osteopathy, heat packs –none of which provided much relief or stopped the pain. One of my main concerns was taking so many pain killers. I was desperate to find something that would help enough so that I could stop taking them.

I visited Pam in March 2008 for some Reflexology sessions. After my second session I stopped taking the pain killers all together and although some pain was still there, it was definitely feeling a lot better. My right leg began to get its flexibility back and I was able to start straightening it out slowly. There was a noticeable decrease in the pain at each session as I went along and after 6 sessions I feel like a different person! I am walking properly once again, able to sit, bend, stand and exercise with no problems. I am amazed at what Reflexology and Pam have done for me and I would recommend it to anyone in a similar situation.

J Fraser
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Ear Candling

Ear Candling

What is it?

Ear Candling may assist ear wax and toxins to be gently removed from the ear. An ear candle is a long hollow tube made out of calico and beeswax. One end of the candle is lit with a match and when the smoke draws at the other end, the smoking end is placed inside a small cone and inserted into the opening of the ear canal. The treatment is very gentle and soothing.

How can Ear Candling help me?

The treatment may assist with recurrent ear infections, tinnitus, swimmer’s ear, sinusitis, hay fever, some types of headaches, or those who regularly have blocked ears.

What happens during a treatment?

Prior to the candling you will receive a 15-minute massage whilst lying on the massage table. This assists you to relax and that enhances the process. Then you will be placed on your side for the first candle to be put in your ear. The session goes for one hour.

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