10th December 2018 
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Reflexology, FAQ's

What are the benefits of Reflexology?
Helps to relieve tension and aids relaxation.
Helps the body to restore its balance naturally.
Helps to revitalize energy.
Helps your ability to cope with life in a calm and positive way.
Is an opportunity to give yourself some "time out"!

How can Reflexology help me?
Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone inbetween.

FAQs. feet1After completing a course of reflexology treatments, many clients continue to have regular treatments to maintain their health and well-being.

What happens during a reflexology treatment?
Your first treatment includes an initial consultation and you should allow 1 hour and 15 minutes. The initial consultation is basically an opportunity for us to chat, so that I can establish your health and lifestyle, both current and past. This will also include relaxation therapy and a full reflexology treatment. I will then start to apply pressure, with my hands, to your feet or hands if necessary. Any information given is treated on a totally confidential basis.

Each session usually lasts for about an hour. A course of treatment could be recommended depending on your needs.

How will I feel after the treatment?
After one or two treatments your may feel some obvious differences. You should enjoy an immediate sense of well-being and relaxation. When a practitioner makes contact with a person’s feet, a flow of energy exists between them and the person will feel a great sense of calmness, warmth and relaxation. Some people sometimes feel tired, nauseous or tearful, but this is temporary and is a part of the healing process. I will ask you to describe your reactions to the treatments, as it is important for me to know how your body is responding. I can then design a unique course of treatments specific to your needs. Reflexology should not be used as an alternative to seeking medical advice.

Are there any private health companies, who offer cover for Reflexology treatments?
Yes there are! A lot of the major private health companies now offer a contribution towards the cost of reflexology treatments, provided that the therapist is registered with a recognised body (which I am), such as the Association of Reflexologists (AOR) and the Complementary & Natural Health Care Council (CNHC).

FAQs. egyptreflexThe History of Reflexology
The art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt and China. In 1913, Dr William Fitzgerald introduced what was then called ‘zone therapy’ to the western world. In the 1930’s, Eunice Ingham, or 'Mother of Reflexology' as she was known, developed the therapy into what is know today as, Reflexology. She noted how congestion or tensions in certain zones of the foot were mirrored in the corresponding part of the body. By using her fingers and thumbs to stimulate the reflexes she achieved the same therapeutic effect, which is carried on today.