Treatments can involve a certain amount of consultation before and after sessions so before coming please consider this. Planning where your parking can reduce any anxieties before a treatment and if you can walk or get a lift even better as clients can leave quite drastically relaxed in comparison to when they came in.
If you have managed to fill out the health questionaire before it is advantageous. I also check in with you how you are on the day as this also will help me focus my treatment plan. From this I can consider specific systems that are currently being overloaded or underused, secondary related organs and we can decide together what your body needs, where it needs extra nourishment and what is important to you.
A general understanding to how the the different systems in your body work I do pay particular attention to those areas I feel you need nourishing but to some degree I give attention to all areas of the hands or feet. Thus, as they represent the 'whole body' each delicate inside part, a treatment will give your whole body a pamper.
A treatment is designed for your comfort. You maybe worried about lying flat or sitting for so long, especially if you have a certain condition. I have various size boulders you can use.
Many people feel a little anxious before a treatment, telling ourselves to STOP can be daunting. Maybe give yourself a reminder if you are new to this, you are doing something new can be very powerful in itself.
We all have different perceptions of pressure depending on our make up and I certainly go lighter for certain conditions, but generally it is firm but without pain. Interestingly a Earthy person can prefer firm as compared to
Let's make every effort to preempt any likely discomfort before I start however if you need to change position during a treatment, it is important you let me know. A treatment can be made shorter and finish with some hand/face routines or some self help guidance. The necessity and most common outcome is that Reflexology treatment promotes relaxation which in turn creates healing in the body.
I have a tool box of effleurages, foot mobilizations, stretches and relaxation techniques and desserts that I feel will suit you and like to vary them for regular clients therefore it is good to know which ones you find particularly relaxing and going to sleep during a treatment is perfectly fine.
Breath work at the beginning and end of treatments engages you on the appropriate level for enhanced affect however this is short and smooth like the treatment. For the most part you will lying or sitting with nothing else expected of you.
I have natural flour to access the reflex zones/points in the foot through a thumb walking technique and I always seek local, organic and non plastic products where possible and provide a small selection of choice scents.
Participants usually will reduce in temperature once they have started to relax therefore a blanket is placed over you at beginning of treatment. I recommend wearing some loose, comfortable clothes, especially if you are prone to hot flushes this will then help you feel comfortable during the treatment with a steady flow of energy.
At the end of a session the client will usually be very sleepy and may feel chilled. This means they have relaxed well and the body has began working to re-balance itself and my advice is that they should not put themselves under force to work hard or stress themselves so they get the most from their time spent here.
A make a note at the end the messages from the body, (crunchiness, fluid etc, visual cues) are mapped on your record card that I keep. I can note this along with everything in your records after the treatment. At the end again you can see where these relate anatomically in the body and should be able to give you a brief synopsis of what I know these organs to be related to. However it is not a diagnosis, it should be seen more as a note for further treatments to map any change.
Reflexology can be extremely relaxing, however if there is a part of the body that is unbalanced, the corresponding reflex point may feel sore or tender as it is worked to re-balance the area. If at any time you find the treatment painful, you should let the reflexologist know as it is important that they work within your comfort zone.
Although only the shoes and socks are removed for a treatment; you will be more comfortable if you wear loose clothing. Depending on the treatment I will need to access the leg below the knee. For Face Reflexology I prefer to work skin on skin with the neck and shoulders and will ask you to remove any jewelry. I also ask If you have any further questions, please contact me and I will be only too happy to answer them for you.
My treatments always including warming and waking all parts of the feet, (parts of leg depending on presenting condition) so the whole body is getting a pamper.