Frequently asked questions
Does reflexology tickle?
No not normally, the pressure used is quite firm but still relaxing. If an imbalance is found then this may feel tender or slightly different but should not hurt and will be worked a little longer to help clear the imbalance.
How do you find imbalances and what does this mean?
An imbalance can be detected in the foot by the reflexologist and this can be worked using various techniques. It could relate to the organ or zone that the imbalance was found and this could be a physical or emotional cause.
Is reflexology safe during pregnancy?
Yes, as long as there are no complications,
It should be avoided however with the following conditions:
Pre-term labour - at any time before 37 weeks gestation
Placenta previa - if Grade II or III after 32 weeks gestation
Hydroamnios - if there is too much fluid around the baby after 32 weeks gestation
It can help with many of the common pregnancy ailments including:
Relief of stress and anxiety
Indigestion and heartburn
Backache and sciatic pain
Nausea and vomiting
Fluid retention (in feet and ankles)
Ligament and groin pain
Insomnia and sleep problems
If I haven't seen you before then I will ask you to wait till you are 12 weeks and you have had your scan. This is not because reflexology could cause miscarriage but simply because miscarriage is unfortunately common in the first 12 weeks and it is simply to avoid misunderstanding should this occur.
Who can have reflexology?
Everybody can benefit from reflexology. Children can also be treated but sessions will be shorter as they may get bored, they may also like to bring their own music to listen to with headphones. Under 16s will need parental consent to sign the medical history form and also to be present during the session.
Where are you based?
I am based at Grace Medi-Spa in Clanfield, Hampshire.
Address - Clanfield Farmhouse, South Lane, Clanfield, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 0RA
Located opposite the shops, with free off road parking. I will be working from here every Monday and Wednesday.
I also offer mobile treatments in Petersfield and the surrounding areas including Liss, Liphook, Hindhead, Haslemere, Milland, Bordon, South Harting every Tuesday and Thursday
What products do you use in your treatments?
For my reflexology treatments I use Songbird Naturals reflexology balms which are a unique blend of Beeswax and Natural ingredients
For my massage treatments I use nut-free, Grapeseed Oil or Songbird Naturals massage wax.
Grapeseed oil contains polyphenols, which are antioxidants and have been proven to help slow the process of aging. Also because it is a natural anti-inflammatory, it can help clear acne. It is easily absorbed into the skin and it is rich in vitamins, minerals and protein.