Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

 

 

What happens during my first Reflexology treatment?

 

A health and lifestyle consultation will help me to understand your current state of health and well-being so that you receive a treatment that is tailored to your needs. The treatment is performed fully clothed except for shoes and socks. This is followed by a 20 - 30 minute Reflexology session. The first session is a shorter session to enable your body to be introduced to Reflexology gradually. Reflexology can be a powerful treatment and it is best to have this gradual introduction.

 

What happens during subsequent treatments?

 

We have a catch-up at the beginning of subsequent treatments to discuss how you have felt since the last treatment and to discuss any changes in your health. The length of treatment is 45 minutes.

 

Can I talk during the treatment?

 

It is fine to talk during the treatment if you prefer to, however, I will not talk to you unless you talk to me. That way you can close your eyes and relax if you prefer. I have regular Reflexology treatments myself and I find that I get the most out of them when I close my eyes and relax. Some people like a chat and that is fine too.

 

What if I fall asleep?

 

Many people fall asleep during their treatment. This is fine also and can show how much you needed a rest!

 

What if I am ticklish?

 

The pressure used during a treatment is firm and directional which is not usually ticklish. If you are particularly ticklish then a hand reflexology treatment will be just as effective.

 

Does Reflexology hurt?

 

Reflexology is very relaxing. There can be reflexes on the feet that feel tender when they are touched. This can mean that there is an imbalance in the body part relating to that particular reflex on the foot. The sensation can be described as being similar to when you receive a back and shoulder massage and knotted/tender muscles are identified. It is beneficial for these tender reflexes to be massaged to help the body's healing process.

 

Does Reflexology diagnose illnesses?

 

Reflexology can detect areas of imbalance and tension within your body. We can discuss this more at the time of the treatment.

If you ever have concerns about your health I would always recommend that you visit your GP.

Reflexologists are not qualified to diagnose illnesses.

 

How will I feel after the treatment?

 

How you feel after your treatment will be very individual to you. Some people feel relaxed and sleepy, whilst others feel energised. I recommend doing as little as possible after the treatment. Although this is not always possible in today's busy lifestyle, it helps to gain the maximum benefit of the treatment.

There is a possibility that a treatment can bring on a headache, or slight cold-like symptoms. This is transitory and a sign of healing.

 

How many treatments will I need?

 

It can depend on how long your body has been out of balance for. As a benchmark I would say that 4 to 6 weekly treatments will give us both a chance to see how your body is responding. Some people respond quicker, some longer. It is so individual, but I monitor it on a week-by-week basis.

Some people have Reflexology as a preventative therapy to keep their bodies in balance, and a treatment once a month is enough for this.

Other people like to have Reflexology as and when they want to treat themselves to a relaxing therapy.