HOW CAN REFLEXOLOGY HELP YOU?
With reflexology it is possible to treat the whole person and not just a symptom, helping to relieve tensions and improve circulation allowing the body to find its natural balance. This has proved to be very beneficial to our clients who often come back for follow-ups, once their initial set of treatments have been completed. Reflexology can help with:
- Back pain
- Stress and anxiety
- Conditions associated with pregnancy
- Hormonal imbalances
- Migraine headaches
WHO WILL YOU SEE?
Derval Ingleton is a fully qualified member of Professional Reflexology. Her reflexology qualification is from International Institute of Reflexology May 2006. She has been practicing clinical reflexology since 2006.
WHAT TO EXPECT
On your first visit I will take a detailed medical history and find out about your lifestyle and what has led you to use reflexology. I will then examine your feet before commencing with treatment. Apart from removing your footwear and socks prior to treatment, you will remain fully clothed.
The session will last between 45 minutes to an hour depending on whether this is your first appointment or not. The next step concerns the stimulation of various points on the feet to identify areas of tenderness and/or tension. I will then use brisk movements to warm up your feet and get them ready for treatment. Then the physical act of applying pressure starts from the toes to the heel according to your comfort. This particular type of movement requires the application of an appropriate pressure using the thumb and fingers on your feet. This should be within your comfort zone- not too heavy and not too light but at a level within your personal preference.
The number of treatment sessions I will recommend will vary depending on the condition being treated, but will always be discussed prior to any treatment plan. You should feel relaxed at the end of a session. How long that relaxation lasts is a good indicator of the effectiveness of the session. Make note of this and tell me at your next session this will help me plan or modify your treatment.