What are the benefits of reflexology?
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Is reflexology safe for everyone?
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
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?
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.
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
How many treatments will be needed?
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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