Reflexology is a holistic technique that involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet or hands. These points are known as reflex areas and correspond to different parts of the body. By stimulating these reflex points the aim is to promote relaxation, balance and over all well-being throughout the body.
The underlying principle of reflexology is that our body is interconnected and imbalances in one part can affect other areas. Through the techniques used, it helps relieve tension, improve circulation, and support the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
It is a non invasive and gentle therapy which is for people of all ages. Reflexology is used to alleviate stress, reduce pain, enhance relaxation and support health.
Reflexology is not a replacement or medical treatment, but is is a valuable complementary therapy to support well-being.
How You May Feel During the Session and After
During and after a reflexology appointment, you may experience various sensations and feelings. It’s important to remember that individual experiences can vary and how you feel during and after reflexology can depend on your body’s unique response.
D U R I N G
Desire to sleep
laughing or crying
Feeling cold or chilled
A F T E R
Emotional release (crying)
Increased mucus (nose)
Frequent bowel movements (cleansing, elimination toxins)
What to expect during the treatment
Here’s what a client can expect during one of my reflexology sessions:
At the beginning of the session we will start with a consultation, fill in a new form or check previous. This is a time to share specific concerns.
Clients will be asked to remove their socks and get comfortable on the bed, under a warm blanket (if required). This ensures you can fully relax without feeling chilly.
I will begin with cleaning your feet with a spray, then I will use warm towels with a dash of aromatherapy oil to warm the feet and enhance the experience.
Warming Up Techniques
I will use a range of techniques to warm the feet and prepare them for the session. To help my fingers glide I use a reflexology wax.
What to expect during the treatment
Once the right foot has been completed the foot is wrapped and I will start on the other.
Throughout the session I will check to see how you are, if I see you are relaxed I will continue and we can discuss afterwards.
The session will come to a close and you will be offered a glass of water to hydrate and you will be given a few minutes to gradually gather your thoughts.
It is essential to drink plenty of water. This hydration helps flush out toxins that maybe released during your treatment. It also keeps your body functioning properly and maintains balance of bodily fluids.
Rest & Relaxation
Allow your body to relax, reflexology often promotes deep relaxation. Take time to rest, avoid strenuous activities and minimise stress,
Eat nourishing balanced meals. Nutrient rich food support the body’s healing process
Avoid caffeine and alcohol as these can interfere with the relaxation and healing.
After your reflexology session, aftercare is crucial to follow as it helps maximise the benefits of the treatment and ensures smooth transition back to your daily routine.
Pay attention to your body’s signals. If you experience any discomfort or unusual reactions, get in touch.
Reflexology often works best when done regularly. We will discuss this at the end of your appointment. Options can be weekly for 6 weeks then a monthly maintenance sessions. It all depends on your needs.
By following the aftercare you can extend the benefits of reflexology, promote well being and maintain balance in your body.
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