What to Expect – Reflexology

What happens during a treatment?

On your first visit, your reflexologist will ask you some general questions about your health, lifestyle and medical history. They might ask to speak to your GP if they are concerned that reflexology could interfere with any other treatment or drugs that you are having.

A reflexology session usually lasts between 45 to 60 minutes. Treatments for children or adults going through cancer treatment will be shorter – approximately 20-30 minutes.

You remain fully clothed, just take off your shoes and socks, then usually lie down or sit in a reclining chair to have the treatment. 

If you cannot have reflexology on your feet, Anne is trained to offer hand, ear and facial reflexologies that are all based on the same theory and bring about the same healing effects.

Most people say having reflexology feels relaxing and soothing. But pressure on some areas may be uncomfortable or slightly painful. Your therapist might tell you that this discomfort relates to blockages in energy flow in a particular part of your body.

You may need to get advice from your GP or other healthcare professional prior to a treatment, if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Thrombosis / Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Epilepsy
  • Internal bleeding, either recently or currently
  • Internal implants
  • Haematomas

Reflexology is not advised if you;

  • Are under the influence of alcohol or banned substances
  • Experiencing Contagious skin conditions
  • Experiencing vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Experiencing a Viral infection