What happens during a treatment?
As the aim of reflexology is to treat the whole person and not just the symptoms of illness, the first visit starts with a consultation to outline your medical history, general lifestyle, health and well being and – most importantly – what you hope to gain from the treatment.
All information is held in complete confidence.
For the actual treatment you just have to remove your shoes and socks and then relax in a reclining chair! The treatment starts with a relaxing massage of the feet before the reflex points are gently stimulated.
During the treatment there may be fleeting discomfort at a particular point. This is often an indicator of imbalance in the corresponding part of the body and, by working on these areas, equilibrium can be restored to the body systems.
For the most part the sensation is wonderfully soothing, relaxing and calming.
If you can it is a good idea to allow yourself at least an hour after the treatment to rest and take it easy.
Responses to treatment
Responses to treatments vary and tend to depend on how long you have had a problem for and its seriousness. Some people notice an improvement in symptoms or an improved sense of well being after 1-2 treatments while others may need several treatments before they feel the benefit. However, most people are aware of beneficial changes within four to six treatments.
Frequency of treatments
Treatments are initially at regular intervals, ideally weekly, but once improvement is established the space between treatments can be extended. Many people continue to have treatments every so often in order to maintain well being and health.