If it is your first reflexology session you may feel a little anxious but everything explained to you on your arrival and you will be given the opportunity to ask questions.
The only items of clothing you be asked to remove are socks, tights and shoes. For your comfort it is best to wear loose clothing.
Initially you will have a consultation to discuss any medication you are taking,illnesses, injuries, operations, lifestyle, diet and your reasons for choosing reflexology.
During a treatment you sit in a reclining chair or lie on a couch and you will be made comfortable with pillows and a blanket.
To create a tranquil atmosphere there will be gentle music playing in the background, aromas of essential oils and soft lighting.
A small amount of cream will is applied to your feet to enable the hands to smoothly work over the reflex points on each foot. One foot is worked on at a time using a firm but not painful pressure. Some areas will be revisited to help balance selected reflexes. High standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times.
During a treatment you may wish to chat initially and then relax with your eyes shut during the second half of the session but it is up to you.
Any information recorded is used to plan the next session and is confidential and treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
At the end of the session you should feel very relaxed and will be advised to drink plenty of water to flush away the toxins. To ensure you maximise the benefits of your treatment it is recommended that you avoid alcohol and have light meals for the rest of the day.
Generally it is good to have a weekly reflexology session for 6-8 weeks and follow up sessions once a month. Some people find on-going weekly treatments very helpful especially for relaxation. Everything is flexible to suit your needs.