What is Reflexology?
Reflexology works on the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all organs and glands in your body.
By stimulating these reflexes, the blood and nerve supply is increased to where the body needs it most.
It’s not just a massage, and nor is it a substitute for conventional medical treatment. It helps improve circulation and promotes relaxation enabling your body to heal itself.
How does Reflexology work?
Reflexology will bring your body back into balance by focusing on reflex points on the feet that relate to specific areas of the body. There are thousands of nerve endings in the feet which correspond to and send messages about specific parts of the body to the brain.
Through the working of the feet with reflexology, any blockages are released, circulation is boosted helping your body heal itself.
What can Reflexology Treat?
Reflexology is particularly beneficial for the relief of stress and tension. Given that an estimated 75% of all illness is related to stress the health benefits of using reflexology to combat stress are clear.
Can a Reflexologist Diagnose My Ailments?
A reflexologist should never diagnose symptoms as this is beyond their training. They could offer opinions but should always refer the client to medical experts.
What Does a Treatment Involve?
Your first treatment will include a health review, discussing any relevant issues to tailor your session to your exact needs.
Once this has been done it is time to lie back on my fully adjustable treatment couch and let your feet do the talking. Reflexology should always be enjoyed in a relaxed and comfortable setting to make the most of a session.
What Techniques Does a Reflexologist Use?
Precise massage and pressure techniques help to identify the area that requires treatment and then stimulate or relax them as necessary.
Will the Treatment Hurt or Be Ticklish?
Reflexology should never hurt or be ticklish and pressure can be increased or decreased according to your needs. In fact, most people describe the sensation as very relaxing and when they leave they feel like they are walking on air.
What Should I Do Before a Treatment?
It’s a good idea not to eat a heavy meal within an hour of starting a treatment and you shouldn’t drink alcohol either but, other than that, there is nothing else to do.
Is Reflexology Safe in Pregnancy?
Yes, it’s totally safe and beneficial during pregnancy, however, I do ask you to wait your 13th week when the placenta will be fully established.
What Results Can I Expect?
Reflexology balances the body and promotes self-healing. Most people feel the benefit both during and after the first treatment; however, for more longstanding issues it may take a few treatments.
Reflexology promotes improvements in health by:
- Enabling you to achieve deep relaxation
- Boosting your immune system
- Stimulating circulation
- Removing toxins
- Boosting energy levels
- Calming the mind and body.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments you will need depends on what you are hoping to achieve.
If you are focused on a specific health issue I would recommend that you have sessions two weeks apart or even weekly for a month or two, then monthly as a maintenance programme.
If you are having treatments to promote general relaxation and health, then I would suggest maintenance sessions once a month, but you can have a session every other day.
How Much Does a Treatment Cost?
Reflexology at Feet First Reflexology is £40 for 60 min treatments and £50 for 90 min treatments. Once you have had five sessions the sixth one is free.
What Is the Best Way to Choose a Reflexologist?
Always make sure your Reflexologist is qualified and choose a practitioner you feel comfortable with.
What Qualifications Do You Have?
I am IIR trained (International Institute of Reflexology). The IIR is the most authentic Reflexology and I obtained my diploma in 2003. I am also a full member of the Association of Reflexologists.
How Long Do the Treatments Last?
Your treatment lasts 60 mins or 90 mins. Please note that this is treatment time not appointment times, please allow extra time before and after for consultation.
How Can I Book a Treatment?
Contact Michelle on 07835 340940 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Are Your Treatment Times?
Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm (6pm is the last appointment time).
Feet First Reflexology opens one Saturday every month and is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Where Can I Have a Treatment?
At my dedicated conservatory studio in Bluntisham.
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How Should I Pay?
At Feet First Reflexology you can pay in cash, with a credit or debit card or by bank transfer
What Should I Wear?
Whatever you feel comfortable in! That’s the most important thing, that you are comfortable and relaxed. Just bear in mind that you will need to have your feet and ankles accessible.