What to expect from a reflexology treatment 

Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive; you will be asked to remove your socks and shoes, if having foot reflexology.  During the treatment itself, you will be seated, possibly semi-supine, with your feet raised, in a position that is comfortable for you. 

A standard treatment* will take around 60 minutes, which will include a free consultation. Your first visit, however, can take up to 90 minutes, as Emma will take a full, confidential medical history. This enables her to tailor the treatment to your particular needs. You will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment.

Emma will cleanse and examine your feet before embarking on the treatment. She will then perform some relaxation techniques to prepare you for the main treatment.

During the treatment itself, Emma will use her hands to apply pressure and massage techniques to the feet and lower leg (or hands, in the case of hand reflexology). The pressure will sometimes be firm, but should not be uncomfortably painful.  The depth of the treatment can be varied and tailored to your own preferences and needs. You may feel tingling in different areas of your feet and body, and certain areas may prove to be tender or "gritty", indicating an imbalance in that area.  You will probably find the treatment to be deeply relaxing - many clients fall asleep and this is nothing to be ashamed of!  To finish the treatment, Emma will give you a foot massage and encourage you to breathe deeply.

Emma only uses pure Vitamin E for the treatment itself, and natural oils or creams for the massage afterwards. If requested, the massage can be done without any oils or creams.

Often the optimum effects of reflexology are felt more after a course of treatments.  These are available at discounted prices. (See Service and Price List).

* Certain appointments may be longer than 60 minutes, including our unique postnatal reflexology service.  At drop-in clinics, shorter appointments for "express treatments" are available. 

When treating children, treatments will also be shorter, depending on the age of the child.

What happens after treatment?

It is recommended that after a treatment, you relax as much as possible and drink plenty of water, as the therapy can have a "detoxifying" effect. After one or two treatments, your body may respond in a very noticeable way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation; however, sometimes people report feeling lethargic, nauseous or tearful, but this is usually transitory and reflexologists believe it is part of the healing process. Some conditions may worsen temporarily before improving noticeably. 

 

Reflexology for Mums, Oxted, Surrey

Tel: 01883 714199

Mob: 07895 150668