How often should I have Reflexology?

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How many Reflexology treatments?

This is a question I often get asked and it's a tricky one as not one size fits all.  Generally, a person responds very well to weekly treatments until they feel an improvement in their symptoms, then it would be good to lengthen the gap between sessions, fortnightly then to 4 weekly or monthly.

It really does depend on what symptoms the person is presenting and what is going on with their health.  If they have an acute problem e.g sudden onset of back pain or a chronic issue e.g  arthritis, fibromyalgia, any autoimmune disorder or anything that has more complex issues then improvement will take longer than acute symptoms.  Most people will have a positive response in 3-6 treatments in some form.

Preventative self-care

Many people like to come back for maintenance sessions usually once a month to keep up the improvement or just for general relaxation, a bit of time out for themselves.  When life brings its highs and lows you will know when you feel a bit off sorts and need another treatment to regain your equilibrium again.

We are becoming more aware of the importance of preventative self-care and how stress, environmental factors, emotional stress and fatigue can have a huge impact on our health.  Choosing to have regular reflexology sessions as a preventative measure is effective to maintain good health and wellbeing.  When the body is well balanced it is in a good position to resist illness.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Reflexology just like a foot massage?

Reflexology treatments do involve some massage techniques, particularly at the beginning of the session when getting the feet ready for treating. But reflexology is not specifically a massage therapy.  Reflexology involves the stimulation of the reflex points using a foot map as guidance. Learn more here.

Is it suitable for everyone?

Reflexology is suitable for anyone at any age, occasionally there maybe times when it is not suitable to treat and any underlying health problems will be considered.

Is Reflexology safe during pregnancy?

Yes, it it totally safe and very beneficial for mums to be.  It is a gentle way of relieving anxiety and stress during pregnancy. Many reflexologists are trained in maternity reflexology.  Learn more here

Is it ticklish?

As feet can be quite sensitive some people wrongly assume they will be too ticklish for reflexology.  The treatment is not designed to be ticklish.  The feet are held firmly and the Reflexologist applies the right amount of pressure, involving specific techniques.

Is the therapy diagnostic?

Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.  It is not medical, it works holistically, therefore a Reflexologist cannot diagnose conditions or health problems.  The aim of the therapy is to restore the body's natural ability for self-healing by encouraging energy flow around the body.

Is it painful?

Reflexology creates deep relaxation and calm and generally the experience should be relaxing,  Sometimes there could be some reflex points which are a little bit more tender than others, due to imbalances in the energy pathways.

What should I wear during the reflexology session?

It's best to wear loose and comfortable clothing, the only clothing to be removed are socks, tights and shoes, all that is exposed are the feet and ankles. 

What happens during the Reflexology session?

Your first appointment will include taking a thorough health consultation.  You will then be asked to relax on the couch with feet exposed.  Firstly, feet are cleansed and massaged gently before the treatment commences.  during the treatment reflexology techniques such as thumb walking will be applied all over different areas of the feet. After the session the feet will be cleansed with hot towels leaving you and your feet feeling perfectly pampered.

How often should I have a treatment?

If you are looking for Reflexology to help with a specific condition then a course of regular sessions is advised.  A lot of people enjoy having Reflexology treatments  for maintaining their health and well-being and for just enjoying the deep relaxation and time out it provides.