Frequently asked questions
Extra precautions are in place for appointments at this time to ensure your safety.
This will involve the completion of a Risk Assessment before each treatment.
Payment can be made by card but if paying in cash, please ensure you have the correct amount as I will no longer carry change.
Upon arrival you will be asked to wash your hands or use antibacterial gel that I will provide. You will be required to wear a mask or facial covering (ie scarf) from the point of entering the property to leaving, this you will need to provide. You can also wash your hands again before leaving the property should you wish.
In between clients all surfaces will be cleaned and the windows opened. The treatment room has been stripped down to make the cleaning easier and more hygienic.
Please bring your own bottle of water along with your facial covering.
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. You will also need to read and sign the General Data Protection Regulation information, and sign the appropriate consent, please ask if you would like a copy will be for your records, this can be emailed to you.
For reflexology you will only need to remove your shoes and socks, 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. Most people find reflexology takes them to a very deep state of relaxation.
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 in Alton 5 days a week
Free parking is mostly available next to The Butts green but please park on or infront of driveway during busy periods
What products do you use in your treatments?
I use Songbird Naturals reflexology balms which are a unique blend of Beeswax and Natural ingredients
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel your appointment, we respectfully request at least 24hrs notice. This way, I will be able to adjust my schedules accordingly and I may be able to accommodate clients on a waiting list.
Any cancellation or reschedule made on the day of the appointment may result in a cancellation fee. The amount of the fee will be equal to 50% of the reserved services.
I do, of course, understand that unavoidable issues come up and will do my best to work with you in case of an emergency.
“Please be aware that if you send me any sensitive medical/health information, I will only hold and use this if we proceed to treatment, at which time I will require explicit consent from you to hold this data. If we do not proceed to treatment I will erase this information.”