Your Questions, Answered
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the application of techniques to the reflexes of the foot that correspond to the different organs and systems of the body. It allows any sensitivities within the body to be revealed and along with a holistic approach to health can be used to improve symptoms and give a sense of well-being.
What does the session involve?
In your first session I will take a full and detailed medical history from you which will remain confidential in accordance with Data Protection, this allows me to tailor your treatment to you specifically and meet your needs allowing for the best possible outcome from the session. I will also carry out a visual foot analysis at the start of each session before beginning the reflexology treatment. The session will conclude with feedback from any presenting sensitivities or imbalances that I have found.
Do I need to get undressed?
No, you are only required to remove your shoes and socks for a treatment of your feet.
Why do I need a consultation?
A consultation allows me to tailor your treatment to you individually; meeting your needs and requirements and also enables a treatment plan to be discussed and agreed. It also ensures that the treatment is suitable and gives me the information I need to support you with your health, holistically. All information gathered is strictly confidential.
Do you offer fertility reflexology?
Yes, I have undertaken extensive additional training and am proud to offer ReproflexologyTM. Reproductive reflexology works with your cycle and medical history of you and your partner to support you both in your journey to parenthood. The treatments are designed for both men and women and are tailored to your individual needs. They can be used as a standalone treatment to enhance your natural fertility or alongside your assisted treatments. Please click here for further information or contact me directly.
Is it safe during pregnancy?
Reflexology can be used to support you through your pregnancy (following a full consultation) to help you manage and cope with your symptoms. It enables you to feel calm and relaxed, and research has shown it can help to reduce the second stage of labour.
How will I feel afterwards?
Reflexology works to change symptom patterns and can make you more or less aware of them. It is important you take time to rest following your treatment and be aware of the following normal reactions:
You may feel hot or cold
You may feel tired
Your symptoms may get worse before they get better
You may need to go to the toilet more often
You may feel nauseous
You may have a mild headache
You may have increased energy or feel restless
These experiences (although they may be unpleasant) are a good sign that your body is responding well to the treatment and should not last more than 24-48 hours. Please seek medical advice from your GP if they continue.
Is there any aftercare advice?
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This will help your body to flush out any toxins that have been released during the treatment and help alleviate any unpleasant side effects faster. You must also give yourself time to rest to fully utilise the benefits of reflexology and support your body in its natural healing process. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol will also assist the effectiveness of a treatment.