Following our initial consultation to determine details of your health and lifestyle, I will invite you to sit in my reclining chair and treatment will start. I will apply pressure with my thumbs, fingers, or knuckles, triggering various reflex points to promote balance different areas of your body.
For follow-up sessions, we will speak briefly about how I will treat your area of discomfort – back pain, general stress, sciatica, etc. – before getting underway.
Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy; you will not need to remove any clothing other than your shoes and socks – unless you prefer to have reflexology on your hands, face, or ears, in which case you can remain fully clothed.
Our first session lasts 90 minutes, with the first 30 minutes dedicated to getting information about your health, diet, and general lifestyle, which allows me to provide a form of treatment personalised to your needs. Each subsequent treatment will last an hour.
Reflexology helps energy flow freely around the body and boosts circulation, meaning that you are likely to feel a notably improved sense of wellbeing and enter a state of deep relaxation following treatment. You could feel quite tired after reflexology, as your body – now free from stress – enters rest mode during the treatment.
You might experience a mild headache or need to use the toilet more often, which is a good thing – it is a sign that toxins are being expelled from your body in response to reflexology and that the treatment has been effective.
Reflexology is not painful. Some areas may feel slightly tender when pressed, but this feeling will not last for long. If you have some sore points on your feet, there may be a little bit of discomfort, and I will work to unblock these high-tension areas and promote healing. I always take care to ensure you have a deeply relaxing experience; you are welcome to close your eyes and listen to calming music as I go to work.
The frequency of reflexology sessions depends on your personal needs. It could be that you receive reflexology in Leicester as a one-off treat when you are looking for some high-quality self-care. You might prefer to have reflexology once a month as a way of keeping your body balanced and stress levels under control.
However, if you have a particular issue that you need help with – migraines, sciatica, joint pain, etc. – it is recommended to have a course of weekly treatments, as this gives us the best chance of providing relief. Individuals with acute or chronic conditions may benefit from having more frequent treatments.
After a series of between four to six treatments, we will review the effects and decide on a plan going forward. If you feel your condition improving, you might decide it is best to have further fortnightly or monthly visits to maintain that sense of progression.
Reflexology may not be suitable for people with thrombosis, phlebitis, gangrene, unstable heart conditions, or any contagious disease/virus. If you have any of these conditions, please consult with your doctor before receiving reflexology in Leicester.
Have any further questions about the way I provide reflexology in Leicester? If so, feel free to get in touch with me directly.