Frequently asked questions

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a relaxing treatment based on the principle that points on the soles, tops and sides of the feet correspond to areas throughout the body. Reflexologists work on reflex points on the feet, in order to help correct imbalances in the body, using thumbs, fingers or knuckles.

What are the benefits of reflexology?

- Relief from stress, anxiety and tension

- Feelings of deep relaxation

- Improved mood

- Improved sleep

- A general sense of health and well-being

How long will the treatment take?

A treatment will last around 50 minutes including consultation. For a mobile appointment you should allow 1 hour for the whole appointment to include set up time.

Will reflexology help cure my medical condition?

Reflexology is not a replacement for or alternative to conventional medical care and cannot be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition. It is important to always seek professional medical advice if you have a health concern.

What type of chair or couch do you use?

I use a Lafuma reclining chair. I have found that this chair is more supportive than a couch and is easier to get on and off so is great for people with restricted mobility.

Will I need to take my shoes and socks off?

Yes. The treatment is carried out using a special reflexology wax applied directly to the feet so you will need to take off your shoes and socks. You can leave everything else on though and I use a towel to cover the foot that is not being treated so you won't get chilly!

Is there any time when I cannot have a treatment?

Reflexology is very safe and as only the feet are treated it is non-invasive. Most people will benefit greatly from having the treatment. However there are a few times when it would be best to avoid reflexology or get the advice of your GP before going ahead: Foot infections, fractures or open wounds - unfortunately, I can't carry out the treatment if there is an infection or open wound on the foot or if there is a fracture to the foot. Please seek medical advice and wait until the foot has healed before booking a treatment. Antibiotics - it's best to wait until you've finished your course of antibiotics as reflexology can increase circulation and the antibiotic may work it's way round the body more quickly. Pregnancy (first 12 weeks or high risk) - reflexology can be lovely treatment to have while pregnant but it's best to wait until the second trimester. It's also not advisable to have a treatment if you have a high risk pregnancy. You may want to find a reflexologist or complementary therapist who specialises in pregnancy and fertility and can give more in-depth information about suitable therapies during pregnancy. Undiagnosed/untreated pain or medical conditions - if you have undiagnosed or untreated physical or mental health symptoms that are causing a significant level of pain or distress and you have not yet sought professional medical advice, please do so before booking a treatment. Reflexology may not be suitable for you depending on what is causing the problem and it may be uncomfortable, especially if you're experiencing a lot of pain. Please feel free to contact me if you're unsure whether or not to book a treatment :)

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