Your first appointment includes an initial consultation which takes about 15 minutes before the treatment. This allows me to confidentially take some medical, lifestyle and health information and find out what your objectives are so I can tailor the treatment especially for you.
Once we have had a chat, you can get comfy on the massage couch or the reflexology chair which tilts you backwards a bit like a sun lounger. I cover you with blankets and maybe a heat pack or hot water bottle (depending on the weather!) and you can relax and enjoy treatment with tranquil music in the background.
I start with cleansing both feet, then will wrap the foot I’m not working on in a towel to keep you warm. I begin with gentle warming techniques to help you relax into the treatment.
For the main part of the treatment, I will work on all the reflexes in the feet and focus on those relating to the health issue you are experiencing, using specific pressure techniques to identify and soothe any areas which are out of balance including a massage for your lower legs.
Reflexology promotes a deep state of relaxation; many clients say that they feel like they float out afterwards!
Reflexology treatments take up to 1 hour, and you can also add reflexology with another treatment – please see the Treatments and Prices for details of the different options.
Reflexology has origins dating back as far as 5,000 years ago. Foot massage was used in Ayurvedic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and is considered the oldest recorded system of healing. The fundamental concept of reflexology is that the feet provide a map of the body and any problems are reflected in a specific area, or 'reflex' within the foot. Using pressure on these reflexes, imbalances can be restored and when balance is restored, the body is able to heal and repair itself.