Frequently Asked Questions
Is Reflexology safe?
Practiced by a qualified and appropriately experienced reflexologist, reflexology is considered
to be a safe complimentary therapy.
What is involved in a treatment?
You will be asked to complete a short health review which will provide information to help to tailor the treatment which should then be comfortable and relaxing.
If having Foot Reflexology you will be asked to remove shoes and socks.
If having Facial Reflexology you will be asked to remove jewelry.
If having an Indian Head Massage you will be asked to remove jewelry and bare your shoulders using a towel.
You will made comfortable in a chair or on a therapy table and the treatment will begin.
You will be able to inform me at any time of any discomforts.
What is the evidence on Reflexology?
There is growing, but not yet conclusive evidence to support reflexology as being
effective in reducing cancer-related pain and anxiety.
What can Reflexology treat?
Particularly beneficial for stress. An estimated 75% of illnesses are stress related reflexology can provide support to help the whole person deal with related challenges.
Can a Reflexologist diagnose ailments?
Reflexologists support you as a whole person and promote your well-being. They do not diagnose, prescribe or cure.
Will it hurt?
Very unlikely though' sensations' may be felt depending on the individual and their responses to certain pressure points.
What should I do before a treatment?
Avoid alcohol and eating for one hour before the appointment.
What happens afterwards?
I will discuss any findings and suggest some aftercare tips for helping to support and prolong beneficial effects between treatments.
You will advised to drink plenty of water to flush out toxins and avoid coffee, tea and alcohol for the rest of the day.
How long does a treatment take?
The first treatment will take one hour as it involves the consultation.
45 minutes for single treatment
1 hour for a combined treatment
1.5 hours for a full Stressbuster combined treatment
Is reflexology safe during pregnancy?
Safe and beneficial after the 13th week when the placenta is fully established.
How many treatments will I need?
This depends on what you want to achieve from the treatment. A course of six treatments is normal if a specific health issue is being focused upon. It is very likely that health benefits will be seen before the end of six weeks.
Are there any health issues where reflexology is not advised?