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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the benefits of reflexology?

Reflexology is a safe, effective way to better health and is a preventative health care system. A reflexologymoves treatment session relieves the stress that can reduce your capacity for optimum health. Reducing stress can be the first stage of tackling longer term health problems.

Is reflexology safe for everyone?

Reflexology is a very safe treatment that complements conventional medicine. It may be beneficial for many health complaints and long-term ailments. It is suitable for everybody from babies to the elderly, and including pregnant women, (although it is not advised for the first 3 months of pregnancy). There are some instances where you may need your GP’s permission before treatment. This will be discussed at your reflexologymoves consultation. 

Please note: If you are 16 years or under, you must be accompanied by your parent or guardian.

What does a reflexologymoves treatment session involve?

Your reflexologymoves treatment session will start with a consultation to discuss your reasons for choosing reflexology, your medical history and lifestyle, and this will form the basis of a treatment plan agreed by you and the practitioner.

You will be made comfortable on the treatment couch without shoes and socks. After a light foot massage, treatment of the reflexes commences.

Gentle pressure is applied along the reflexes in a sequential routine, energy blockages can be released, allowing the various body systems to begin to re-balance, freeing up the body’s natural healing potential. Circulation is improved, tensions are eased and toxins eliminated, inducing a feeling of deep relaxation. A treatment session lasts about an hour.

Will there be any after-effects?

The application and effect of the therapy is unique to each person. Any responses during and after treatment are regarded as useful information to feed-back to the practitioner who will incorporate them into the treatment plan.

Most people experience no adverse affects after a treatment, other than feeling calm and possibly a little sleepy. The treatment encourages the elimination of toxins and waste. Consequently, some clients may experience some mild reactions afterwards for up to 48 hours, e.g. runny nose, shivering, needing to urinate more. These usually pass quite quickly to be replaced by increased energy and sense of well-being. Occasionally, sensations may be felt at the site of old injuries which are taken as a sign that treatment is working.

After treatment, you are advised to take it easy, relax, drink plenty of water and avoid heavy meals and stimulants.

What about smelly or tickly feet?

At the start of treatment, client's feet maybe freshened using a mild cleansing fluid, if they have been on their feet all day and for reasons of hygiene.

Many people think this treatment is not for them due to their impossibly ticklish feet. Usually, reflexology does not tickle because it consists of a series of pressures.

Sometimes, negative or stale energy can produce tender places on the foot, so by accessing them, energy can be released. An experienced practitioner will adjust the pressure to avoid any unnecessary discomfort.

How many treatments will be needed?

Although a single reflexology treatment is beneficial, a course of treatments is recommended in order to have a sustained effect, with intervals between sessions to allow time for improvements and continual progress to be made (e.g. 4, 6 or 8 weekly visits).

After this, frequency of treatments can be spaced out gradually, depending on individual needs, some clients preferring to come on a regular basis. 

Monthly treatments are very popular or you may prefer an occasional ‘top up’ session.

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