Frequently asked questions
What is Reflexology
Reflexology massage is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet and lower legs correspond with different areas of the body. It is suitable for all ages from children to the elderly as it is so gentle.
It's not a replacement for a medical appointment but it may sometimes provide helpful pointers.
What problems does Reflexology help with?
Reflexology can be used to alleviate symptoms for a whole array of problems :
- Poor Sleep
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome ( IBS )
- Digestive problems
- Stress & Anxiety
- Migraines / Headaches
- Menopausal issues e.g bloating, hot flushes
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Back Pain
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Supporting those during cancer treatment
- Pregnancy problems
I'm really ticklish - How does Reflexology feel?
Many people worry about having their feet handled yet when they try they find that Reflexology doesn't tickle. The pressure can be firm not ticklish and as with any massag etherapy always feed back to your therapist if something is uncomfortable.
What happens during a session?
Your Reflexologist will start by chatting through any problems and concerns before getting you settled either on the treatment couch or in a specially reclined chair. You may choose to chat away or take some time to yourself - either way, just enjoy your time and gete th emost out of yor treatment.
Many people feel extremely relaxed during the treatment an even doze off ! Don't worry, if you snore we won't tell.
Do I need to get undressed?
No, unlike traditional forms of massage you can remain fully clothed although it is often advisable to wear trousers that can be comfortably rolled up above the ankles.
Im pregnant - Can I have Reflexology?
We would advise that you wait until the end of your first trimester before having any Reflexology. Afterwards then it can be a wonderful way of coping with the emotional and physical issues in pregnancy. Back ache, migraines, insomnia and anxiety can all be helped with Reflexology.
If baby is a little shy about making an appearance then there are specific points that can be used to encourage labour starting. Much nicer than a curry and no indigestion afterwards!
I am having treatment for cancer - Is Reflexology suitable?
Reflexology is often used to support cancer treatments but we would always ask that you get
Are there any conditions Reflexology is not suitable for?
Reflexology whilst a very gentle therapy can also be powerful so it isn't suitable for everyone. Specifics include :
- Infectious skin conditions e.g Athlete's Foot
- Bleeding or clotting disorders
- Placenta Previa
- Any fractures in the feet
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