Frequently Asked Questions

Here you will find the answers to the questions I most frequently encounter for my Reflexology clients.

What can I expect at a treatment?

On your first visit, we will begin with a consultation about your medical history, diet and lifestyle. We will discuss any presenting problems you have and how you would like to be helped. This information helps me get a picture of you and your individual needs. I will answer any questions you have and we will then proceed with the treatment.

How long does a treatment last?

The treatment itself takes between 40 minutes to one hour. The initial consultation can take up to 15 minutes.

Can I have reflexology if I am pregnant?

I prefer you to be over three months’ pregnant before treating you. However, after that time reflexology can be of great benefit to both you and your baby.

Can I have reflexology if I am menstruating?

Yes, you can – and most likely you will benefit if you have painful periods, PMS or other menstrual problems.

Is there an extra charge for the initial consulatation?

No, this consultation is part of your individual treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

This depends on you as an individual. If there is a problem which has been present for some time, you may need at least four treatments initially; also it is important to realize that some individuals respond more quickly than others.

I have heard that reflexologists can tell you what’s wrong from working on your feet?

A reflexologist is not a doctor and I cannot diagnose – however, certain textures and characteristics of the reflexes on your feet can indicate a possible problem, which would then be explored further.

What will I feel during a treatment?

It depends on the person. Some common reactions are feeling sleepy, light-headed, tingling, all of which are normal and usually pass after the treatment. Rarely someone may feel an emotional release.

If it hurts, does it mean there is something wrong?

Not always – as mentioned before, some reflexes are naturally tender. However painful reflexes can also indicate a problem in that area, depleted circulation, sluggishness, congestion, weakness or a past trauma or operation.

How will I feel after a treatment?

Most people feel very relaxed – others may feel sleepy, tired or light-headed for a while. Occasionally if you were suffering with a painful condition there may be a temporary flare-up of symptoms – this is an indication that the circulation in the area has improved and that the body is responding to the treatment. The discomfort usually only lasts a few hours and then the person feels better.

Is there any food or drink I should avoid after a treatment?

Not really, but make sure you drink plenty of water. This helps the body to eliminate toxins and is very important.

What about follow-up treatments?

Every time I see you, we begin by assessing your response to the last treatment, e.g. I ask how you felt after your treatment, questions about your symptoms, whether there has been any change/improvement since the last time, whether any other health issues have emerged etc.

Can reflexology help with tense jaw and teeth-grinding?

In the past I have treated two different individuals who had a problem with teeth-grinding during sleep and were suffering from a painful jaws and ears as a result. All three responded very well to reflexology – after a course of four treatments, the pain in the teeth, jaw and ear was relieved - and because they were generally more relaxed and calm, the teeth grinding stopped.

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