Reflexology By Paula

Limbic Reflexology

Are you seeking support for stress, sleep problems, neck pain, anxiety, depression, a fear of going out, obsessive thinking or backpain. The world we live in has its challenges and the pandemic of 2020 has touched us all one way or another, with such diverse stressors, loss in all its forms and ongoing uncertainty many of us are experiencing difficulties.

The limbic brain is responsible for our emotional processing, our ability to laugh, feel anger, to cry, feel sad or excited. It creates our memories and fear memory our response to stress our panic, our mood; it is the connection between emotion and thinking. Controlling learning and behaviour, decision making and our motivation for goals and rewards, our aversions and reasoning.

The limbic brain is also how we feel pain, both physical and emotional, the magnitude, unpleasantness and intensity of pain. It controls our levels inflammation, serotonin or endorphins, responsible for hormonal regulation. Our voluntary movements and all our physiological processes. Monitoring our environment and initiating our responses to change and above all the limbic brain strives to maintain homeostasis and is our survival mechanism.

Treatments from Paula

Ideally treatments are twice weekly or weekly for a period of 4 – 8 respectively in the initial protocol and lasting from 60 – 90 minutes. The frequency is reviewed after this period but usually clients then go from weekly to fortnightly to three weekly and monthly. After monthly maintenance clients either feel able to stop their treatments or decide to have more classical reflexology.

The reflexes are often a little sore when worked but this is helped by relaxation techniques within the treatment. The type of clients who have benefitted from Limbic Reflexology with Paula include those seeking support for:

  • Fibromyalgia,
  • Depression,
  • Anxiety,
  • Fears,
  • Eating and Sleep disorders,
  • Grief,
  • Despair,
  • Migraines,
  • Acute and Chronic stress.

Below is further reading and a video for more information. You are also welcome to contact Paula, email: with any questions you may have, or to book a taster 30 minutes or full 60 minute treatment.

As previously said above Limbic Reflexology is concerned with the limbic brain network which monitors what is happening both within our body and our reaction to what is going on around us, making the necessary adjustments to maintain balance, this is known as homeostasis.

The limbic brain generates emotional, physiological and behavioural responses, determines our experience of emotional and physical pain, facilitates learning and memory processes and generates the motivation that underpins our behaviour. Where there are temporary or ongoing disruption of the limbic networks, the natural homeostasis is not achieved and networks can become oversensitive, as in chronic pain conditions, or hypervigilant as in the case of anxiety. It is the subcortical structures and nuclei of the brain which are largely responsible for filtering information from our external and internal world and for generating our autonomic and behavioural responses to that information. These structures and nuclei are commonly referred to as the limbic brain.

limbic Brain

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