Reflexology 101 – Exploring and Defining Reflexology

Reflexology 101 – What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that is based on the theory that different points and areas on the feet, lower leg and hands correspond with different areas of the body.

Reflexologists believe applying an alternating pressure massage can help aid relaxation, improve mood, improve circulation, release tension, enhance sleep and can generally help improve wellbeing.

Every person is unique and some people experience other benefits as well – the only way to know if reflexology will help you is to try it!

Does Reflexology Hurt?

Reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment. Occasionally, some people might feel tenderness on various parts of their feet, depending on their own general sensitivities – just say if you need the pressure adjusting.

Do I have to undress?

All you need to remove are your shoes and socks!

What information do you need from me?

I need contact info to send you appointment reminders and details of any new services I offer. I do not share your contact information with anybody else. I also need to take some medical and lifestyle information – this is to check that the treatment is safe for you, and allows me to create a bespoke treatment tailored to your needs. 

Change in sleeping patterns/dreams

Immediately after your treatment try to drink plenty of water, rest and avoid non-prescription drugs, alcohol and strenuous exercise.

Are there any side effects?

Reflexology is a gentle and non-invasive therapy. Sometimes people can have a reaction, or several different reactions to reflexology treatments, especially if it is their first one. Some common reactions to initial treatments are:

  • Temporary discomfort
  • Increased urination
  • Changes to bowel movements or wind
  • Increased mucous
  • Tiredness or sleepiness
  • Feeling fantastic!
  • Appetite changes
  • Headaches
  • Emotional changes

How many treatments will I need?

I like to compare it to brushing your teeth – if you do it once you might feel temporarily refreshed. If you do it regularly it is a great way of maintaining your overall wellbeing and investing long-term in yourself.

How do I pay?

I accept cash, cheques and bank transfers. (Bank transfers prior to treatment only)

What happens if I need to cancel?

I require at least 24-hours’ notice if you wish to cancel in a non-emergency. A fee of 50% of the treatment cost will be charged if you do not give the necessary notice.