The session will begin with a consultation that can last from between 15 minutes to half an hour. Details about life style and stresses, diet, symptoms of any current and past illnesses or pain will be discussed as well as how you feel emotionally. You will be given the time to discuss with Jane how reflexology can help you whether it be for relaxation or to help with a particular condition. Jane will also discuss with you how a course of reflexology will benefit your particular condition.
You will then be asked to take off your shoes and socks and to get onto the treatment couch where Jane will make sure you are comfortable before starting the treatment.
A reflexology treatment can take up to one hour. During a first treatment Jane will treat all the body systems including skeletal, digestive, endocrine, respiratory, and lymphatic. Following treatments may focus on one or more of these systems and include relaxation techniques all depending on the presenting symptoms. It is very likely that you will find reflexology very relaxing and will feel the need to close your eyes and drift off.
When the treatment is complete you will be given time to gather yourself and sit up. Jane will be happy to answer any questions about the treatment.
This will vary for each person. Having a treatment once a month a great for relaxation and maintaining your sense of balance and wellbeing. If you are having reflexology to address a particular condition a course of treatments may be advised.
Yes. Jane is experienced in treating women who are under undergoing IVF, IUI and GIFT. During your initial consultation, Jane will discuss with you about the best times to receive reflexology during fertility treatment.
Yes. Jane has experience treating women from preconception, through the first trimester and the last few weeks of pregnancy. Jane will be happy to discuss the best time to treat you during your pregnancy at your initial consultation.
Firm pressure is applied during a reflexology treatment so you won't find the treatment ticklish. I have very ticklish feet too and I love reflexology!
You are likely to feel very relaxed, energised and invigorated after a reflexology treatment.
Reflexology helps the body to remove waste products and toxins. When this happens you may experience a reaction such as increased bowel movements, increased urination or perspiration, a runny nose etc. You may also feel tired or emotional. This is a sign that the treatment is working well and is known as a 'healing crisis'.
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing treatment. It makes you feel like you are having a massage without the need to take your clothes off!
Reflexology dates back to Ancient China 5000BC and Ancient Egypt 2500BC.
It became known in the West in 1913 when Dr. William Fitzgerald introduced ‘zone therapy’ to the western world. Dr Fitzgerald divided the body into 10 equal zones running from head to toe. He then applied pressure on the tips of the toes or fingers and a corresponding part of the body through the zones would be anaesthetised. He would use this technique to carry out minor surgery although this practice was very controversial at the time.
Eunice Ingham became the pioneer of reflexology, as we know it today. From the 1930’s Eunice travelled around America for 30 years teaching medical and later non-medical practitioners. Eunice wrote two reflexology classic books, “Stories the Feet Can Tell” (1938) and “Stories the Feet Have Told” (1951).