How will I feel after treatment
Everyone feels differently after a treatment and this is known as the healing crisis, "Herxheimer Reaction”. Some people reacte more than others. A healing crisis occurs when toxins stored in the body are released from your body. It is characterized by a temporary increase or change in any symptoms. Such symptoms may be mild or severe, depending on the body's original toxicity, but are definitely temporary.
They can occur immediately, and most usually within 24 hours. The symptoms are experienced in the reverse order of when the body was originally exposed to their cause.
After one or two treatments your body may respond in a very definite way. Most people note a sense of well-being and relaxation. Sometimes people report feeling lethargic, headaches, tired, nauseous or tearful but these are transitory and are part of the healing process. This is vital information to feed back to your practitioner as it shows how your body is responding to treatment and will help the practitioner tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs.
How will I feel during treatment
You will feel comfortable, warm, safe, at ease and relaxed.
Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary therapy. Usually your feet are treated and you will be asked to remove your shoes/socks but other than this the client remains fully clothed. Hand Reflexology is an option for people who do not like their feet being touched or who have specific problems with their feet and cannot have them treated.
I have my own portable treatment chair that clients have always been happy to use. It allows the client to recline back (not totally flat) in a comfortable position and allows me, the practitioner, to be in a suitable and also comfortable position to work on the feet.
A quiet and comfortably warm environment is conducive to relaxation. You will be asked to close your eyes, unfold your arms and let the me do the work.
What happens when I go for a treatment
On the first visit, the Reflexology practitioner will have a preliminary talk with you to determine your present and past health/lifestyle. This is the consultation process.
Before any treatments can begin you will have to have a consultation session with your practitioner. During this time you will be asked to complete a confidential detailed medical and personal history questionnaire.
If you are undergoing any medical treatment it is advisable to speak to your Doctor before beginning any Reflexology treatment. If you are pregnant it is advised that you do not start Reflexology until you are 12 weeks pregnant.
After this consultation the treatment will begin. The reflexologist will then use their hands to apply pressure to the body - usually the feet. The application and the effect of the therapy is unique to each person. A professionally trained reflexologist can detect subtle changes in specific points on the feet, and by working on these points may affect the corresponding organ or system of the body.
A treatment session usually lasts for about one hour. A course of treatment may be recommended depending on your body's needs.