A typical session
At the start of your first visit a thorough health, diet and lifestyle consultation will be conducted. This will include discussing your reasons for trying reflexology and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about how reflexology works. The information is used to formulate an individual treatment plan and ensure that there are no contraindications to treatment. You will be asked to sign a consent form before the treatment commences. The initial consultation is expected to last approximately 30 minutes.
At subsequent visits a shorter consultation will take place. This ensures that any significant changes to health, lifestyle and medication are recorded and the treatment plan amended accordingly. This consultation usually takes approximately 10 minutes.
The session takes place in a comfortable reclining chair and you will only be required to remove your shoes and socks. After cleansing and examining the feet, the session begins with some gentle relaxation techniques followed by the application of gentle but firm pressure to the various reflex points on each foot . This should not be painful, but some reflex points may be sensitive where an imbalance is detected. Many people find that they enjoy the opportunity to close their eyes and relax during the treatment which may be accompanied by calming music. A typical treatment will last 50 minutes.
Most people experience a feeling of well-being and deep relaxation after a treatment and often find that they sleep well. Others experience an increase in energy levels that may last for several days.
It is generally recommended that you have 4-6 weekly treatments although some conditions may require a more intensive course of treatments.