Frequently asked questions
What can I expect on my first visit?
On your first session we will complete a short consultation form and discuss what you are looking to gain from the session. This is so that the appropriate treatment can be given and adapted to your needs.
For reflexology you will only need to remove your shoes and socks and you will either be treated on the therapy couch (at the spa) or on my reclining Lafuma chair (home visits), pillows and cushions for support are provided.
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.
How will I feel after the treatment?
During the 12 hours after treatment drink plenty of water to help hydration and assist the body’s detoxification process, eat only a light meal, cut down on tea and coffee and avoid alcohol if possible.
The effects of reflexology are unique to each person who has the treatment. Most people feel a sense of wellbeing, calm and much improved sleep but you may experience one or more of the following:
A temporary worsening of the symptoms of medical conditions, feeling tired, feeling hot or cold, feeling emotional, increased urination, upset stomach, slight headache, runny nose, increased perspiration, increased energy, nausea or dizziness. Although unpleasant, this is a positive reaction and part of the healing process as the body rids itself of toxins. They should last no longer than a day or two, and these reactions should lessen on subsequent appointments.
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 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
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 am also working from Belle De Vie in Petersfield, every Tuesday and Thursday
Address - 21 Lavant Street, Petersfield, Hampshire, GU32 3EL.
Parking is available in the nearby Swan Street carpark.
I also offer mobile treatments in Petersfield and the surrounding areas (this includes Liss, Liphook, Milland, Bordon, South Harting, Clanfield and Horndean) Monday to 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.
For facial reflexology I use organic almond oil. This can be replaced by grapeseed oil if you suffer with nut allergies.
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.