What can I expect during a treatment?
As a complementary therapy, your initial Reflexology session will start with a thorough health, diet and lifestyle consultation. This will involve finding out about any medication that you take, recent operations and illnesses.
Tricia will then explain how reflexology works and will begin to examine your feet whilst you lie on a massage bed (or Lafuma treatment chair).
The treatment begins by applying a small amount of massage cream to your feet. Around a 5 minute relaxation technique is performed on each foot which is then followed by a 20-25 minute session of applying pressure to the reflex points on the feet. The pressure applied during treatment will be firm but not painful. You may wish to close your eyes during the treatment to deepen your sense of relaxation – this is entirely up to you.
Notes will be taken following each session so that improvements can be monitored. All information recorded will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act and will remain totally confidential.
You will be advised to drink plenty of fresh water over the 24 -48 hours following your treatment (2 – 3 litres) to help flush toxins from your body. It is also recommended that you avoid alcohol and eat only light meals.
A typical treatment will last up to 55 minutes. Treatments provided for children or anyone seriously ill may be shorter and more frequent. Tricia will customise the treatment plan to meet your needs.
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I’m not keen on my feet being touched – will it hurt or tickle?
A measured level of pressure is applied on the feet, which is neither ticklish not painful. Sometimes where a reflex is imbalanced, it can feel a little tender, like a knot in your muscle does when someone massages it. Tricia will always work to a comfortable pressure for you, to ensure treatment remains relaxing.
How will I feel after the Reflexology?
After one or two treatments, most clients experience a feeling of deep relaxation which can make them feel quite tired. Generally the tiredness is short lived and is often followed by an improved sense of wellbeing and an increased boost in energy especially after a sound sleep the night following the treatment.
Occasionally clients report experiencing a mild headache, feeling tired or needing to go to the toilet more often following their treatment. These can be normal reactions for some and should pass within 24-48 hours. By drinking 2 – 3 litres of water in the 24-48 hours following a treatment can minimise the risk of these adverse affects.