What happens in a Reflexology appointment?
The client reclines comfortably in a specialist chair or on a couch. The feet and calves are massaged, sometimes with creams, with particular pressure on specific reflex points. Sometimes there are tender areas which are uncomfortable when pressure is applied, but this rarely lasts beyond fleeting. Relaxation massage is used at the start and finish of the treatment.
Before the treatment starts, there is a consultation form which needs to be completed and contraindications discussed, together with client expectations of the treatment and results. At the end of the treatment there is time for feedback and questions, together with advice on post treatment reactions and aftercare. Comfortable clothes should be worn.
Reiki and/or crystals can be incorporated into the treatment at the clients discretion – this tends to be a very popular inclusion.
Appointment time: 1st appointment 90 minutes, follow-up appointments 1 hour
How many treatments should I have?
This is entirely up to the client and can be discussed at the appointment, however I generally recommend a course of six treatments fairly close together if the client has specific issues that need addressing, from experience, this has proved to be very effective. This is potentially expensive, please see price list page and special offers in order to make this more affordable.
Some more information:
Reflexology, sometimes known as reflex zone therapy, is a form of foot massage which works on the principle that all the systems and organs of the body are reflected in the feet. When specific foot reflex points are stimulated, energy pathways are opened up, revitalising the body so that the natural internal healing mechanisms of the body can do their work. The healing art of reflexology has been known for thousands of years and was first practised by the early Indian, Egyptian and Chinese people. It was first introduced into Europe in the early part of the twentieth century and England in the sixties. The main objective is to help people attain and maintain a better state of health and wellbeing.
Reflexology is a truly holistic and non-invasive complementary therapy and in theory can:
- Relieve many acute and chronic conditions and health problems
- Relieve stress and tension
- Induce deep relaxation
- Improve circulation
- Cleanse body of toxins and impurities
- Help the body cope with pain
- Ensure physical and emotional wellbeing
- Act as preventative health care
- Revitalise energy
- Facilitate self-healing
- Balance the whole system (mind, body and spirit)