The first Reflexology session begins with a thorough health, diet and lifestyle consultation, where your needs and health concerns will be discussed to help us devise an accurate treatment plan (please note that all information recorded will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act and will remain confidential). Following this, we will examine your feet on the couch and may ask a few more questions. You will not be asked to undress, only socks or tights need to be removed.
The treatment will begin with some general relaxation techniques, followed by a precise thumb and finger walking technique and circular pressure aimed at stimulating every reflex area on the top and bottom of the foot. Soft music is played in the background to help you further relax.
After the treatment is over we will take some more notes to improve the treatment plan. In follow-up sessions, the hands, ears and facial reflexes may also be treated, for a more full-body effect.
Does it hurt?
Reflexology treatments are generally not painful, although some slight discomfort may be felt if the reflex area is tender. After your treatment, you will be advised to drink plenty of fresh water (ideally at least 8 glasses in 24 hours), to help flush toxins from your body. It is also recommended that you avoid alcohol and eat only light meals.
How long does it last?
A typical treatment will last 45-50 minutes (one hour appointment, in total). It is generally recommended that you have 4-6 weekly treatments initially, although Reflexology is safe to have more frequently if required.