What To Expect
What happens during the consultation?
You will be asked to sign a consent form and a full consultation will be taken to assess health and lifestyle before beginning the treatment. This will ensure whether reflexology is suitable for you and also your treatment can be tailored to your needs.
I will explain what reflexology is and how reflexology works. You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
If you take medications and/or vitamins, it is worth bringing a list of these to your first appointment.
The consultation will last for approximately 15 minutes, and will only be necessary on your first session.
What happens during the treatment?
Once the consent and consultation form is complete, I will ask you to remove your shoes and socks and lie on the couch. You remain fully clothed at all times, it will just be your shoes and socks to remove.
I will make you comfortable, lie you back, place a blanket over you and begin treatment.
Many of my clients find reflexology extremely relaxing, and often fall asleep during the treatment. Rest assured, you will still be receiving the benefits of reflexology.
What to expect after a reflexology treatment?
A reflexology treatment should be enjoyable, relaxing and give you a feeling of calmness. You may experience one or more symptoms which may occur during or after a treatment, such as headaches, more frequent urination and bowel movements, changes in emotions, nausea, aches and pains. This is all perfectly normal and these symptoms are a sign that the body’s healing process is taking place.
It is important to drink plenty of water after a treatment as this encourages the elimination of toxins in the body.
Listen to your body and acknowledge that it is acceptable to rest if you feel it is necessary.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments will vary on an individual basis depending on your presenting issues and how long you have had the problem.
It is recommended for maximum benefit to have an initial course of 3-6 reflexology treatments, on a weekly basis.
It may be that you would just like to come and have a deeply relaxing, therapeutic treatment and do not have any presenting issues. Frequency of visits will be discussed during your initial treatment.
When not to have reflexology?
There are certain conditions that are a contra-indication to treatment, which unfortunately means that you will not be able receive reflexology treatments.
These conditions are:
- Internal Bleeding
- Lymphatic Cancer
- First Twelve Weeks of Pregnancy
- Unstable Pregnancy