Who is it suitable for?
Nearly everyone! Even if you're in good health, reflexology can help your body function more effectively. The Association of Reflexologists (AOR) recommends that people with the following conditions avoid reflexology:
What can I expect during a treatment?
As it's just the feet that are being worked you'll remain fully clothed and simply remove your shoes and socks. You'll then be invited to relax on a reclining chair and your feet will be cleansed. I'll apply a special reflexology wax and then a variety of massage and pressure techniques will be used depending on your individual needs. The treatment lasts approximately one hour including a consultation. If it's your first appointment then a more comprehensive consultation will be done, including your medical history, so please allow a little more time for this.
Will it tickle?
This has to be the number one thing people say to me when I tell them what I do! No, generally people don't find it ticklish and I will work with a pressure that is comfortable for you.
How many treatments will I need?
This will depend on your specific health needs, desired outcome and finances. If you want to address a specific health concern then ideally treatments should be weekly for a few weeks before reducing to fortnightly or monthly.
What do I need to bring to an appointment?
It's a great idea to bring a fresh pair of socks with you. Sometimes feet can be a little slippy after a treatment so popping on a nice clean pair of socks will stop your feet slipping and sliding all the way home.
You can bring cash to pay for the treatment or I do have a portable machine for you to pay with debit/credit card.
Also don't forget your diary so you can book your next treatment!
Is it safe to have reflexology during pregnancy?
Reflexology is widely enjoyed by pregnant women. Unfortunately miscarriages are more common during the first three months of pregnancy and although there is no evidence that reflexology can be a problem, you may wish to start treatments after the first trimester.
What does the MAR stand for at the end of your name?
It means Member of the Association of Reflexologists. And 'why is that important?' is probably your next question. Being an MAR tells the world that not only am I qualified and insured but that I'm committed to high professional standards and my ongoing development.