Your First Visit
For your first visit, we will start with a chat about what you are hoping to gain from your visits. It’s a chance for me to get to know you a little and for you to ask any initial questions you might have.
A short consultation will then be carried out, in which I complete a medical history form in order to gain an overall picture of your health and lifestyle. This helps me to tailor the treatment to you so that you gain maximum benefit from the session.
Any information discussed in our sessions will be treated with strict confidentiality.
During the session:
You will only be required to remove your shoes and socks and you’ll have the opportunity to relax on a massage bed, wrapped in blankets and warm towels.
Your treatment will then begin, combining lots of relaxing moves with targeted work on individual reflexes.
During the session you will feel pressure as I work on your feet. It shouldn’t be a painful experience though some reflexes may be tender or sensitive – this is nothing to worry about and it is just a sign that the reflex is a little congested and needs some extra work to help bring it back into balance.
People react in very different ways to reflexology:
- You may feel very sleepy and doze off.
- You may get twitching feet.
- Your stomach may rumble.
- You may get cold or start sweating.
- You may feel emotional.
- You may get cramps.
- You may feel itchy.
- You may feel none of the above.
All reactions are completely normal.
Once the treatment is complete you will be encouraged to continue to relax in the chair while any notes from the treatment are written into your file.
Any findings will be explained to you and a treatment plan will be suggested.
After we have finished:
You will be encouraged to drink plenty of water and take it easy for the rest of the day!
You may find you need to use the toilet more frequently as reflexology can really help cleanse the system.
You may find old symptoms flare-up, such as aching joints or eczema – this is actually considered to be a good sign and should settle down quite quickly and after subsequent sessions the flare-ups should stop as the body heals itself.
You may feel a strong emotional reaction such as wanting to cry or extreme tiredness – again these are a good signs that the body is releasing tension and starting to rebalance and heal.