What to expect on your first treatment.
On your first appointment and prior to any treatment, an initial consultation will be conducted regarding your medical history, lifestyle and how you are currently feeling. Total confidentiality is assured at all times.
During your treatment, a specific technique is used to apply pressure on reflex areas throughout the feet, it should feel soothing and pleasant, and will relax you whilst stimulating your body’s own healing forces. You may experience minor discomfort in some areas of your body. This is usually momentary and tends to be an indication of “congestion” or “imbalance” in your system.
Your first treatment will last approximately 60 minutes, this time is needed so a full consultation can be given and time to answer any questions you may have. Follow up treatments will take around 45 minutes. For the benefits of this therapy to be fully appreciated, a course of 6-8 treatments is usually recommended.
Once your body is in-tune, it is usually beneficial to have occasional treatments in order to top-up and help maintain your health and wellbeing.
Is reflexology suitable for me?
Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between. However, there may occasionally be times when it is not suitable to provide a treatment. Please call me to discuss.
Will reflexology help me?
Well trained reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe. Reflexology is a very individual treatment which is tailored to you as a whole person, taking into account both physical and non-physical factors that might be affecting your wellbeing. Most people find it works for them. The best way to find out is to try it!
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension will be reduced and you will feel relaxed. You will probably also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of wellbeing improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis.
With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life, it is important for people to take more responsibility for their own healthcare needs. Reflexology may be one of the ways to mitigate the stresses of modern life.
What happens when I go for a treatment?
A full medical history will be requested on your first treatment, and you will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment. This information will be kept confidential. Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive; depending on the type of reflexology, the most clothing that will have to be removed for a treatment to take place will be your socks and shoes.
The therapist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the feet, lower leg, hands, ears or face, depending on the type of reflexology chosen. You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment, but generally the experience should be relaxing.
The therapist may recommend a course of treatments.
How will I feel after a reflexology treatment?
It is useful to give feedback to the reflexologist as this may show the response of your body to treatment. This in turn might help the reflexologist to tailor a treatment plan specific to your needs. After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very noticeable way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; however, sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is usually transitory and reflexologists believe that it is part of the healing process.