What should I wear?
Loose, casual and comfortable clothing is recommended.
Do I remain fully clothed?
Yes, other than removing socks and shoes and rolling trousers up, your clothes remain untouched. I can also place a blanket over you so both warmth and modesty will be maintained.
Is it painful/ticklish?
It should not hurt but you may feel some discomfort if I find an area that is out of balance or congested. The discomfort will only last a short while as I work through the blockage.
Reflexology is not a gentle massage it involves various degrees of pressure and manipulation in certain reflex points, you should not find the treatment ticklish, if however, you have very ticklish feet we can move onto hand reflexology.
Can Reflexology make my condition worse?
No, Reflexology is a non-invasive natural therapy that relaxes the body and is essentially harmless. In some cases the release of toxins can result in the body’s natural healing process and symptoms could include a headache, nausea and perspiration but these are temporary and not serious.
Who can benefit from Reflexology sessions?
Everyone can benefit from a reflexology treatment. You do not have to have an illness, some clients who want to alleviate stress can benefit. All ages can benefit from infants, children, teenagers to the older generation.
What may I experience during a reflexology session?
On your first session a thorough consultation takes place lasting approx. 15 minutes, whereby, I will ask about your medical history, lifestyle/current health issues and some general information about yourself to build up a holistic view of you. This will ensure that I adapt the treatment to your individual needs.
Any information taken will be kept strictly confidential; a consent form is required prior to all treatments.
The consultation is followed by a 45 minute foot reflexology treatment.
Can I receive reflexology if I suffer common foot problems such as athlete's foot, verrucas?
Yes, you can but as these are contagious skin diseases, and therefore the affected area would need to be covered and the area avoided during treatment.
I encourage anyone struggling with a recurring or persistent foot disease to seek medical advice and to treat with the appropriate medication.
Can you diagnose what’s wrong with me?
No, as a reflexologist I am unable to diagnose or cure medical conditions. Your feet may indicate areas that are congested or out of balance within your body and we can discuss what we find, if you have any questions regarding a medical condition you should consult your GP.
To make the most of a reflexology session it is advisable to avoid strenuous activities for 24 hours. This allows the body to integrate the benefits of the treatment while prolonging the rest and relax mode which the body was adjusted to during the treatment itself.
Drink plenty of water to aid detoxification and the flushing of toxins from the system.
How often should I receive the foot reflexology?
This depends on your stress levels, or your particular symptoms. If you have been experiencing high levels of stress it may be advisable to receive a full session once a week for the first month, then twice a month then gradually once a month for good health maintenance.
Stress, is a slow gradual occurrence, therefore it will take some time to gradually reverse its affects, this modality works with the body to restore balance.