Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary therapy where the reflexologist believes that different organs and systems of the body can be mapped out on the feet or hands. In a treatment, the reflexologist finds areas of crunchiness, tenderness, tension or imbalance in the feet or hands and works them out using specialised pressure and massage techniques.
What can I expect in a normal reflexology treatment?
- Your first treatment will start with a discussion of your medical history. This will be kept confidentially, and will be used to tailor your treatments specifically to you. All other treatments will begin with a quick checkup to see if anything has changed since the previous treatment.
- The feet will be given a refreshing wipe over, which feels so good if they’ve been shut up in shoes all day!
- A nourishing home made balm will be applied through soothing massage to the feet and lower leg (up to the knee).
- Specialist techniques will be applied to every aspect of the feet, locating and easing away any centres of imbalance your therapist finds.
- Should you wish it, a sumptuous cream will be applied through another soothing massage to lock in the balm’s moisture and leave you walking on air!
Your first reflexology treatment can last up to an hour and a half, depending on the complexity of your consultation and the fine-tuning of your treatment. All other appointments take between an hour and an hour and fifteen minutes.
What should I expect after a treatment?
Most people find that on the whole, their treatment is very relaxing, and they come away feeling sleepy and relaxed. Some people find they need to visit the toilet a little more or feel a little tearful in the hours following a treatment, as the relaxation causes the body to release things it may have been holding in before. Rarely, some people may find their problem gets a little worse before getting better, or feel like a slight cold is coming on – however, this usually passes within 24 – 48 hours if you keep yourself well hydrated.
Will you achieve your treatment aim within a treatment? You never know – for some, I have seen dramatic improvement, and for others a much slower progression. The only way you can know is to try it!
How much does it cost?
All reflexology treatments cost £40, wherever you choose to have them.
Getting the best value for money from your treatment
You can gain extra value for money through paying for a series of treatments up front.
Another way you can get the most out of your treatments is by letting me know you are interested in learning some self help techniques. These are simple techniques I can show you on your hands that you can apply in between treatments. Not everyone wants homework from their lovely, relaxing treatment and that’s ok – these techniques are only for those who’d like a bit more in between treatments to support my work in helping them achieve their treatment aims.