Foot Massage in the Spa Salon isolated on WhiteWhat is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a deeply relaxing natural, non-evasive therapy that was first used by the ancient Egyptians, Indians and Chinese. It’s an holistic therapy that treats the mind, body and spirit by working on the reflexes that mirror and link the whole body. Using my fingers and thumbs to apply pressure to the reflexes that are found on your hands and feet, I aim to help heal and balance your whole body. Using a dedicated reflexology chart, I will be able to locate certain reflex points that will help me to relieve certain areas of your body from pain and stress.

What happens during a session?

During your first reflexology session there will be a short consultation during which we’ll have a chat and you’ll have an opportunity to ask any questions that you may have. The consultation also enables me to draw up a treatment plan which will be tailored specifically to you and your needs. Anything from an initial question of “What is reflexology” onwards will be answered happily. Using a dedicated reflexology chart I will be able to pinpoint areas which need to be worked on during your treatment, working on these reflexes will help to relieve your body from pain and stress.

After the consultation you’ll be taken over to a comfortable reclining chair where you’ll be asked to take off your shoes and socks. You will then be able to switch off and unwind under a wonderfully soft blanket whilst the lights are dimmed and soft relaxing music plays. I will begin your session with a relaxing foot massage followed by a reflexology treatment during which I will use my fingers and thumbs to apply pressure to the reflexes that are found on your hands and feet.

Many clients find their treatment so relaxing that they drift off into a relaxed sleep.

At the end of your treatment you will be given time to come round before we spend a few minutes discussing your reflexology treatment and after care.

How long does a session last?

A typical reflexology session lasts an hour, however your first treatment will last an hour and a half to give us chance to have a chat and complete a short consultation. The consultation also enables me to draw up a treatment plan which will be tailored specifically to you and your needs.

Foot MassageWhat does treatment feel like?

Most clients feel deeply relaxed and peaceful during their reflexology treatment, with people often drifting off into a restful sleep. The pressure of the treatment is adapted to especially suit you and your needs, an area of congestion may feel uncomfortable, but shouldn’t feel painful

But I have ticklish feet!!

Don’t worry! I have treated many people who say they have ticklish feet but so far I haven’t found anyone who has found reflexology treatment ticklish.

What can the sessions treat?

What is reflexology and what can it treat? When your body is out of balance you’re more prone to illness, injury, stress and disease, stress can have a profound effect on your body and health, for example:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle tension and pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Over eating/under eating
  • Social withdrawal
  • Change in sex drive
  • Stomach upsets
  • Sleep problems
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Irritability or anger
  • Sadness/depression
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Unhealthy behavior – tobacco, drug or alcohol use
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes or Heart disease

Reflexology can help reduce stress and can have many benefits, including:

  • Stress reduction
  • Muscle relaxation
  • Improvement in circulation
  • Removes toxins helping to detoxify and cleanse the body
  • Deeply relaxing and calming
  • Helps to restore the bodies balance, health and harmony
  • Pain reduction
  • Improved sleep
  • Aids recovery
  • Enhances medical care
  • Increased wellbeing
  • Improvements in mood
  • Helps to support people living with illness

How will I feel after my session?

Most people leave a reflexology session feeling deeply relaxed and peaceful with greater feelings of wellbeing.

Do treatments have any side effects?

Most people leave a reflexology session feeling deeply relaxed and peaceful however, some people do experience side effects of a treatment especially if their body is out of balance, this is often called a healing crisis. Typical reactions of such treatments are feeling tired, need to go to the toilet more, a headache, feeling tearful or emotional.

It is important to remember that these are all perfectly normal reactions and is just your body starting to heal and balance, treat yourself kindly, drink plenty of water, eat light meals and ensure that you get plenty of rest. Know that a healing crisis is a good sign of your body releasing anything that is no longer serving you well.

Can anybody receive treatment?

Most people are able to have a reflexology treatment, however if any of the items on the list below apply to you I recommend that you check with your doctor before having any sort of reflexology treatment:

  • Severe cellulitis
  • A contagious or notifiable disease
  • Thrombosis/DVT
  • Osteoporosis
  • A person due to have certain tests or medical procedures for the first time, the results may be altered by the reflexology.
  • Organ transplants
  • Unstable heart conditions
  • Haemorrhage
  • Gangrene
  • Fevers, diarrhoea/vomiting

If you were previously asking what is reflexology ahead of reading this advice, I hope I have cleared up a number of concerns for you ahead of your first session!

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