What to expect during a session of reflexology?
During your first session, I will take a short medical history and chat with you about your health, diet and lifestyle and any presenting conditions or ailments you may have.
This typically takes about 15-20 minutes. This information allows me to make a bespoke treatment plan for you.
If you would like to know how I handle client data, please see my privacy notice.
The treatment itself
- During a session of foot reflexology you will remain fully clothed but take off your shoes and socks for me to work on your feet. You will be reclined in a very comfortable chair and usually covered with a blanket.
- A natural oil, or powder, is used on your feet.
- For facial reflexology you remain fully clothed and your face will be cleansed briefly before a gentle, organic oil is applied and reflexology commences.
- I will always discuss the use of products with you and make sure you are happy with the choice of medium before application.
- The treatment will begin with some gentle relaxation techniques followed by some pressure to each of the reflex points, when you can close your eyes and relax.
After the treatment
- Following your session I will make notes so that improvements can be noted at future appointments. All information recorded is treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act and will remain totally confidential.
- After your treatment, I will advise you to drink plenty of fresh water to help flush toxins from your body. It is also good to avoid alcohol and eat only light meals.
- A typical treatment will last 50 minutes and it is generally recommended that you have 4-6 weekly treatments initially, although reflexology is safe to have more frequently if required.
- Aftercare leaflet (PDF) >
An all-round therapy
Reflexology supports physical and emotional health and can effectively help a person move away from a chronic stressed, or anxious state: it is thought that stress may trigger 85% of physical illness.
Reflexology can support:
- The regulation of stress and anxiety levels in adults and children to help with mood, sleep and peacefulness
- A healthy immune system
- Deep relaxation and pain relief
- An increase in energy levels
A complementary therapy
Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, as a complementary therapy, reflexology can be used very effectively alongside other medical approaches.
Conditions helped include:
- Back pain and musculoskeletal issues
- Skin conditions
- Women’s health and fertility
- Digestive disorders
- Auto Immune conditions