How Reflexology may help people with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
Reflexology may help to relieve many conditions associated with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, including:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- IBS and other digestive disorders
Reflexing the Pituitary and Pineal Glands can help to release the following hormones:
- Oxytocin: may decrease repetitive behaviors and improve interpretation of emotions.
- ACTH: cortisone related hormone linked with stress and anxiety
- Melatonin: controls body rhythms. Not enough melatonin can cause depression and insomnia.
I provide Reflexology for young adults with autism and it has really helped with their anxieties and insomnia.
I used to work in a specialist school for children with autism and as a nanny for autistic twins. I have a Foundation Degree Certificate in ASD Practise and I am able to assist verbal communication with some signing and use of PECS. I am aware of sensory differences and can tailor the reflexology treatments to suit the clients’ needs.
I am a mobile therapist and can come to your home, school or other venue.
A course of Reflexology is recommended to build up the trust needed to carry out the treatments effectively and gain maximum benefits. I would work at the clients’ own pace and vary the length of each treatment to suit them at that particular time. The first session may only last 15 mins or so after the initial consultation (with client or carer/parent) but we would aim to reach an hour’s session once we have got to know each other. It is likely the session times could vary from one treatment to the next depending on how the client is feeling at the time, so I would finish the session once the client has indicated that they would like to stop. Reflexology is meant to be relaxing and enjoyable, so there is no point forcing the client to sit for up to an hour if they are uncomfortable and really do not want to.
£10 up to 20 min, £15 for 20-30 min, £20 for 30-45 min, £25 for 45 min-1 hr