Typical Reflexology Treatment
If you've never had reflexology you may be a bit apprehensive about what to expect in your session. I hope the following information will answer your questions. However please contact me if you have any other questions or would like to discuss anything further.
Your first session will last 90 minutes and will include a short but thorough health, diet and lifestyle consultation. This will require you to provide details of any recent or long standing illnesses, medication you may be taking and your reason for having reflexology. The consultation will enable me to ensure there are no contra-indications and will help me identify the reflexes I may need to concentrate on. All information recorded will be collected and stored in accordance with the Data Protection legislation.
The first treatment is exploratory with all the main body systems covered in order to detect any imbalances. This together with the information provided in the consultation will help me create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
Before treatment begins you will be asked to remove shoes and socks or tights. It is best to wear comfortable loose trousers that can be pushed up to your knees, this will allow access to work on reflexes in the top, bottom and sides of the foot as well as the lower part of the legs.
Treatment begins with relaxation techniques followed by the application of pressure to the different reflex points on both feet, using thumb and finger techniques. Most people tend to feel very relaxed during treatment, with some even falling asleep. You may feel some discomfort or tenderness in reflexes that are out of balance however, the treatment should not be acutely painful, nor should it feel ticklish.
After treatment we will discuss any areas of particular discomfort and I will provide some aftercare advice. We will also discuss how many follow-up treatments are recommended and how often. Typically clients will initially need 4-6 weekly treatments as a minimum to help with their health concerns. Maintenance sessions would then generally be on a monthly basis. However, you are under no obligation to book further treatments.