What Happens in a Reflexology Session?
A Reflexology treatment is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist treatment, where light pressure is applied to specific pressure points on the feet or hands.
On arriving at a Reflexology session, you’ll be given a short consultation where you’ll be asked if there’s any particular health issue you’d like to address. If you do have a specific health issue, you’ll be asked if you’ve sought medical advice and whether you’re undergoing any treatment. As reflexology is a holistic approach to your health and wellbeing, you’ll also be asked about your lifestyle, level of happiness and any significant life events or past illnesses, as these could all be relevant for your treatment.
A reflexology session is carried out on a treatment couch. Other than removing your shoes, socks or tights, you’ll remain clothed throughout the session. It’s always best to wear loose comfortable clothing so you feel relaxed.
After an initial check on your feet and hands, the practitioner will check that the pressure being applied is comfortable for you. Then the practitioner provides gentle effleurage – to aid relaxation. These techniques will be followed with light pressure to each of the reflex points, using either powder or cream to help work across your feet. You may wish to close your eyes and relax or you might prefer to chat during the session, this is entirely your choice, but it’s key that you relax.
Once the reflexes have been worked through, the practitioner then revisits highlighted areas a number of times to help balance particular reflexes.
At the end of the session, you’ll be offered a glass of water. This helps flush out any toxins from your system. At this point you’ll be asked if you’d like to share your experience. You’ll be shown – on a reflexology chart – any areas that may require further balancing plus any points you can work on yourself as part of your aftercare. You’ll also be given the opportunity to ask any questions.
Our bodies are naturally designed to heal and repair themselves. In response to the energy shifts resulting from the reflexology session your body may now need rest to further support the healing. You may also need to increase your water intake in order to flush out the toxic release. Be guided by your body’s needs. Avoid alcohol immediately after the session, eat light, healthy food and exercise or rest according to your body’s dictates.
If you wish to book a series of reflexology sessions, then a personal treatment plan can be created. This will always be subject to your own preferences, and can be changed at any time in line with your progress.
Reflexology is a complimentary therapy. Reflexologists are not medically trained and will therefore not advise on any medical conditions or medications. For all health conditions, please seek the advice of your G.P. or health practitioner.
£45 per one hour session.