What happens during my reflexology session?
Reflexology is a very easy treatment to receive; at most you will be asked to remove your shoes and socks.
At your first visit, I will ask you to sign a consent form agreeing to the treatment, as well as complete an initial client information record. All personal details disclosed, both written and verbal, will remain secure and completely confidential.
I will then use my thumbs, fingers or knuckles to apply pressure to your feet or hands depending on the type of session you are receiving. Some areas of the feet or hands may feel tender when pressed, but this will pass. The session should be a calming experience, which includes a deeply relaxing foot or hand massage at the end of your treatment.
Reflexology recognises that every person is an individual and so it is impossible to know in advance how you will react to a treatment. Some people have reported feeling very relaxed during their reflexology session and may find they sleep better afterwards. You may find that other things improve too, but this is on a very individual basis.
Occasionally, people may report a mild headache or a need to go to the toilet more frequently. These are normal reactions which should pass within the initial 24-48 hours. Reflexologists believe this is part of the healing process.
The benefits of reflexology are generally cumulative and may be felt after several, regular sessions. Once a sense of relaxation and wellbeing is achieved, this can be maintained through fortnightly or monthly sessions. As reflexology is an extremely individual treatment, I will discuss with you at the end of your session, how reflexology may aid your wellbeing and monitor any changes over time.
Please Note: Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice. Reflexologists do not: diagnose; prescribe or cure.