Short-term therapy for long-term wellbeing

If you have never experienced reflexology before, you may be a little nervous prior to your first appointment. I aim to put you at your ease and will give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

You will never be asked to undress for reflexology. The only clothing to be removed is socks or tights and your shoes. It is best to wear lose comfortable clothing so that you feel fully relaxed and comfortable.

At the start of your first session I will complete a full consultation. This will involve taking a full medical history; we will have the opportunity to discuss all areas of your health, lifestyle and well-being. This will help me to understand what you are trying to achieve from reflexology and enables me to put together a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. The first session will take approximately 1 hour 25 minutes.

Having built up a picture of your current state of health, I will explain how reflexology works and will then examine your feet. The treatment will begin with some gentle relaxation techniques followed by applying gentle pressure to each of the reflex points. You may wish to close your eyes and relax or you might prefer to chat during your session, this is entirely up to you. However I would advise you to relax.

I will usually work on one foot at a time. Whilst there may be some sensitivity or slight discomfort in places, this is usually fleeting and is an indication of congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. For the most part, the sensation is pleasant and soothing.

I will make notes following your session so that improvements can be noted at future appointments and we can discuss your experience. I may make recommendations or suggestions based on my findings.

All information recorded will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act and will remain totally confidential.

Immediately after the treatment, most people feel relaxed yet energised. Occasionally people report feeling tired, nauseous or emotional – these are all normal reactions and indicate that the treatment has been effective.

Over the next 24 hours you may experience a range of physical symptoms and/or emotions as your body responds to the treatment. Everyone reacts differently to reflexology but any adverse reactions are usually short-lived and likely to be the result of positive healing activity within the body.

It is important in the 24 hours following a treatment to try and increase your fluid intake try and get plenty of rest and avoid spicy foods, alcohol, coffee and tea.