I know Reflexology is on the feet, but what exactly is it?
Reflexology dates back to the Egyptian times. It is a non-intrusive technique of applying gentle pressure to the reflexes of the feet or hands which correspond to reflexes in other parts of the body.
Reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe and should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.
Does Reflexology hurt?
I use firm pressure and there may be areas of discomfort or tenderness. However, it will be within your comfort level. People often describe any pain they feel as a "good hurt" and any discomfort should be short lived. Typically tender areas signify blockages in the body system being worked on and the reflexology will help to remove the blockage and bring the body back into balance.
What should I wear?
You should wear loose, comfortable clothing for your reflexology session. You will need to be able to pull your trousers up your legs to your knees and it's best to wear casual attire as you don't want tight clothes or belts digging in to you.
Do I need to take off my clothes?
No - you will only be required to remove your shoes and socks or tights if you are wearing them. I can also provide a blanket to protect your modesty and keep you warm.
My feet get ticklish - will I still be able to have Reflexology?
Yes. In my experience clients who come for treatments with ticklish feet rarely find the sessions to actually be ticklish. As I use firm pressure this typically alleviates any tickly sensations. If there is a particular reflex which does feel too ticklish this area could be avoided. Hand reflexology could also be provided for any specific points that cannot be completely worked on, in the foot.
How can I pay for the session?
I accept cash and card payments.
How many sessions will I need and how often?
As every person is different and will react differently to the reflexology, it is impossible to say how many sessions someone will need. Most people may notice a difference after 4-6 treatments, although you may need less or more than this.
Can a Reflexologist diagnose conditions?
No, a reflexologist is not qualified to diagnose medical conditions. Reflexology will highlight which areas in your body are out of balance; however, if you need a diagnosis you should visit your GP.