Who all can have a treatment?
Reflexology is safe for everyone, from babies, children, adults, pregnant women to elders.
How many treatments will I need?
This can vary from person to person. Each individual is unique. Sometimes, one can feel an immediate improvement after just one treatment but mostly a course of treatments is beneficial, which could be weekly, fortnightly or monthly. The treatment plan is designed after the initial consultation and a thorough case history is taken. Generally, after the body has reached a state of homeostasis, Reflexology is given just once a month to maintain good health and well-being.
Are there times, when Reflexology is not given?
Reflexology is an extremely safe and healing practice but there are a few conditions under which Reflexology is not performed. So, if you have any of these conditions, then please speak to your therapist. These contraindications are fever or contagious illness, DVT or Pulmonary embolism, Phlebitis, blood clotting issues, shingles, clients under the influence of drugs and alcohol, foot Injuries, open wounds or condition linked to the area to be worked.
Is Reflexology safe in pregnancy?
Yes it is generally considered safe provided all is well with your pregnancy and that the reflexologist knows that you are pregnant.
It is normally recommended that where the mother-to-be has not received reflexology previously, that she waits until week 13 until her placenta is fully established. If you have had reflexology prior to becoming pregnant, then it should be safe to have treatment from conception, but this would need to be discussed with your practitioner.
How many treatments should I have to benefit during pregnancy?
This varies depending on the pregnancy and how you feel, however a total of 6 to 10+ treatments is recommended to gain the most benefit.
Are there any dos and don’ts before and after the treatment?
Please ensure loose fitting clothes before the treatment. You will be fully clothed during the treatment session but your feet would be worked on, so your shoes and socks would be removed. It’s advisable to thoroughly wash your feet before the treatment. Also, please do not eat a heavy meal before or after the treatment session. Drink lots of water and avoid tea, coffee and alcohol after the treatment to have the maximum benefit from your Reflexology treatment session.
How long does the treatment last?
The initial consultation and treatment is about an hour and a half, further treatments are an hour.
How much do the treatments cost?
Please check our price plans and packages section for help or contact the Practitioner via email or phone.
How will I feel after the treatment?
Everyone’s experience is different but most people feel deeply relaxed after the treatment. You may fall asleep during the course of treatment as the body tries to go into deep relaxation or you might experience a state of trance and tingling sessions throughout your body or supercharged and rejuvenated. It is advisable to drink lots of fluid after treatment and have a good night sleep to help the body heal itself and reset.
How to choose a Reflexologist ?
Choosing a Reflexologist is difficult as Reflexology is unregulated by the government and therefore anyone can claim to be a Reflexologist without completing an accredited course. Clients should look for a Reflexologist who has a qualification from an accredited and professional body and is insured and has a membership with a reputed state or national Reflexology association or Professional body. Since a person contacts a Reflexologists for a variety of health concerns. It is important that the therapist has detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology in order to understand the systems of the body and how the treatment may impact your health and any medication. Membership with the Association of Reflexologists requires an advanced level of training, generally completed over a minimum of six months with a high number of case studies completed and an examination. So, It’s a good idea to go to a trained and reputed Reflexologist in order to save oneself from disappointment and have the treatment benefits that one is seeking.
Is Reflexology the same as a Foot Spa or Foot massage?
A Reflexologist spends years on training and gaining the skills and knowledge required for his/her professional qualification and continuous professional development.
Please , don’t try to compare this with the price of a similar length session at a foot spa. Remember, the worker at the foot spa probably can’t demonstrate equivalent education and certification, so the service you’re paying for is usually not reflexology. In addition, an untrained person with no certification can be dangerous to your health. However, you’ll find certified reflexologists are normally welcomed in hospital environments and approved by many physicians.
Bottom line: Don’t expect to receive reflexology from a certified professional for the price of a foot rub at the mall.