What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a complementary health therapy involving the application of pressure to specific points on the feet.
Reflexologists use specific thumb, finger, and hand massage techniques to manipulate reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all organs, glands, and parts of your body.
By stimulating these reflexes, the blood and nerve supply is increased to where the body needs it most.
Reflexology is not the same as a foot massage. Nor is it a substitute for conventional medical treatment.
How does reflexology work?
Reflexology will bring your body back into balance.
There are thousands of nerve endings in your feet which correspond to and send messages about specific parts of the body to and from your brain.
Through reflexology, any blockages in nerve and/or blood supply can be released, and your circulation is boosted which enables your body to heal itself.
What health conditions can reflexology help with?
Reflexology is particularly beneficial for the relief of stress, tension and anxiety.
It also rebalances hormones, boosts your immune system, improves your sleep, flushes the body of toxins, and generally boosts energy levels.
But it can also do so much more.
My clients have told me they have experienced improvements in these following conditions/aliments:
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Digestive health
- Fertility and pregnancy
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle aches and pains
- Stress and anxiety
- Respiratory health
- Women’s health
- Sleep disorders and insomnia
Can a reflexologist diagnose my ailments?
No. Reflexologists are not medically trained. If you are feeling unwell you should seek advice from a medical expert.
Reflexology treatments can help with certain ailments and conditions once they are diagnosed.
Please note that reflexology is a complementary health therapy. It works alongside conventional medicine and shouldn’t be used on its own as an alternative.
How often should I have Reflexology?
The number of treatments you will need depends on your ailment or condition, how long you have had it and 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 one session a month.
However, the frequency of treatments are entirely up to you and your own personal preference. It might be once per week, once per month or even once per year.
What is it like to have a reflexology treatment?
At your first appointment I will ask you some health questions to better understand what you might be looking for from reflexology and then tailor your session to your exact needs.
I will begin every treatment with a short health and wellbeing questionnaire. Then you get on my fully adjustable treatment couch, recline back and let your feet do the talking!
Feet First Reflexology offers a relaxed and comfortable setting allowing you to relax and get the most out of your session.
Do reflexologists use special foot massage technique?
A unique thumb or finger walking micromovement technique is used all over the foot.
It is a precise and firm movement that does not hurt or tickle. Pressure can be increased or decreased according to your needs.
What should I do before a treatment?
It is a good idea not to eat a heavy meal less than an hour before your treatment. Drinking alcohol before attending your appointment is not advised either.
Other than that, there is nothing else to do before taking your treatment.
Is reflexology safe during pregnancy?
Yes, reflexology is totally safe and beneficial during pregnancy. Please make sure your reflexologist is trained to provide maternity reflexology.
Here at Feet First Reflexology I specialise in pre-conception, antenatal and priming for labour.
I am trained in maternity reflexology. I would be happy to help if you are considering reflexology as part of your fertility and pregnancy journey.
How will I feel after my treatment?
Reflexology balances the body and promotes self-healing.
Most people feel the benefit both during and after their first treatment.
However, for more longstanding issues it may take a few treatments for you to notice the improvement in your wellbeing.
How much does it cost to have reflexology?
At Feet First Reflexology Bluntisham reflexology treatments last one hour.
The cost is £40 for a standard 60 minute treatment. You can opt to extend your reflexology to 90 minutes. Or you can add a 30 minute reiki treatment to your standard reflexology treatment. 90 minute sessions are charged at £50.
How do I find a reflexologist local to me?
Always make sure your reflexologist is qualified and choose a practitioner you feel comfortable with.
If you are located in the UK, then I recommend that you carry out a search for a reflexologist using the Association of Reflexologists website.
Alternatively, go to the find a practitioner section on the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) website.
What qualifications do you have?
I trained using the Original Ingham Method of Reflexology.
In 2003 I obtained my diploma through the International Institute of Reflexology (IIR).
I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists. In addition, I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
The CNHC was set up by the UK Government to regulate complementary health practitioners.
How long does a reflexology treatment last?
A standard reflexology treatment lasts 60 mins.
A extended reflexology treatment lasts 90 mins.
Combined treatments of reflexology and reiki lasts 90 mins.
Please note that this is treatment duration and not the time needed for you to complete your visit to Feet First Reflexology Bluntisham.
Please allow an extra 20 minutes for your pre-treatment consultation and your post-treatment aftercare.
For more information, please see the dedicated appointments page of this website.
How can I book a reflexology treatment at Feet First Reflexology?
Existing clients should book online.
New client should contact me first to discuss your needs.
What are your opening times?
Appointments are available Monday to Friday at 10am, 2pm and 5pm.
Because of Covid-19 these are the only appointments available for the time being.
Where can I have a reflexology treatment?
If you are interested in having your treatment at Feet First Reflexology Bluntisham, you will enjoy your session at my dedicated conservatory studio with beautiful views over open countryside.
How should I pay?
At Feet First Reflexology you can pay with your credit/debit card, by bank transfer or in cash.
What should I wear for my reflexology session?
Wear comfortable clothing to your reflexology session.
You will be lying on a reclining couch so you will want to feel relaxed.
My studio has underfloor heating for the winter and all of the doors and windows can be opened in the summer months.
Depending on the season, I can provide blankets or thin sheets to cover you if you prefer.
During the reflexology session itself, only your feet and ankles will be exposed.
What about Covid-19 and reflexology?
Lockdown ended on 13th July 2020.
Since that time, Feet First Reflexology has been providing treatments in a Covid-19 secure environment.
As a result, there are additional precautions in place for you and for me during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Further details are available on the dedicated Covid-19 section of this website.