Below you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about reflexology.
Does Reflexology tickle?
No, it shouldn't do! The pressure applied with the thumbs and the fingers is very gentle, and I have had several clients with very ticklish feet surprised at how relaxing they found the treatment, and that the experience was not what they expected at all.
How many treatments will I need?
Some people have one session every month, others have one or two in a week. If you have a specific ailment you would like me to work on, I usually suggest a course of between three to six sessions initially. This will allow time for us to see how beneficial the treatment is for you. After that, the "top-up" sessions to keep any problems at bay can range from once a fortnight, to once every six weeks depending on the individual. If you are purely interested in Reflexology for relaxation purposes, then I recommend booking a session whenever you feel the need.
Does Reflexology hurt?
As it is a gentle treatment, it should not cause any pain. However, any problem areas in the body may cause tender feelings on the corresponding foot reflex point. I adjust the pressure I apply accordingly to every person I see, and also according to what part of the foot I am working on.
Can you cure me?
No professional Reflexologist will ever make claims to cure, diagnose, or prescribe medication. As with conventional medicine, every person reacts differently to Reflexology, and there are no set rules as to what will work. I see each client as an individual, and will tailor each session according to your needs.
Are there any age restrictions?
None at all. Reflexology is suitable for all ages. All I ask is that children under the age of 16 have parental consent and an adult present throughout the treatment.
Can I have Reflexology if I have a verruca or athletes's foot?
Yes, of course. I will either cover the infected area with a plaster or some micro pore tape, or wear gloves to prevent cross infection. If you do have either of these conditions please inform me prior to the treatment.
How will I feel afterwards?
There can be a great variance in reactions to the treatment. You may feel warm, sleepy and relaxed, or you may feel revitalised and full of energy. Some complaints may feel aggravated before they get better, but this is a positive sign, as it means that you are responding well to the treatment. I usually recommend that you avoid alcohol and caffeine immediately after a session, and that you take some time to relax and to experience the full benefit.