What To Expect In A Reflexology Session
Firstly, a brief explanation of reflexology is given. A full case history is then taken which will include details of medical health, presenting conditions, lifestyle information, environmental and emotional factors. This is all completely confidential.
Once satisfactory notes have been made and you are happy to proceed you will be asked to sign a consent form to allow the treatment to go ahead.
You will be asked to remove shoes and socks and then be seated comfortably, ideally in a recliner chair, so that a brief examination of the feet can be undertaken before reflexology. The feet are cleansed and then colour, temperature, texture and muscle tone are noted. This helps add further information to your case notes and highlights any imbalances, eg., circulatory problems, poor posture and underlying problems with the feet such as dry skin, corns, callouses etc.
Once this is done, the treatment begins and you can relax for approximately an hour, while my hands work with pressure to the feet, ankles and lower leg, with some massage techniques incorporated. The pressure is adjusted to suit each individual and may on the odd occasion be uncomfortable but this is all good feedback and gives me signals to work with.