Frequently Asked Questions
How does reflexology work?
Reflexology is based on the principle that there are many different reflex zones mapped out on the feet and hands which correspond to each organ or gland within the body. A reflexologist uses special techniques to massage these reflex areas which may help to:
- Enhance your body’s own natural healing processes
- Stimulate your circulation
- Encourage the elimination of toxins
- Regulate and balance hormone levels within your body
- clear blockages that may prevent your body from functioning as efficiently as it should
What will happen during a treatment?
A reflexology treatment will be carried out on bare feet and will take place while you relax on a couch or reclining chair. Most people find the sensation pleasant and soothing, though occasionally some discomfort may be felt. This could indicate an imbalance in a corresponding part of the body and will ease as the session progresses. After the treatment you should feel comfortably relaxed and calm.
How soon will I notice an improvement in my symptoms?
Most people find that a reflexology treatment session leaves them feeling comfortably calm and relaxed. Many report that they sleep well and that any digestive discomfort they may have been experiencing eases shortly after treatment. Others say that they have an increase in energy that may last for several days. For general health issues you should allow about five or six reflexology sessions to see whether your condition improves. Please bear in mind that some conditions may require a more intensive course of treatments and this will be discussed at your initial consultation. As a general rule, the longer you have had a health complaint, the longer it may take to resolve.
Does reflexology tickle?
The pressure used during a reflexology treatment will be gentle but firm and should not tickle even the most sensitive feet.