Frequently Asked Questions

What does a treatment involve?
Each treatment is tailored to your own specific requirements. Your first treatment includes a consultation to allow me to build up a detailed picture of your medical history and your body's needs.

The reflexology treatment involves a foot massage. I treat one foot at a time, and using different techniques on various reflex points and stimulating some of the 7200 nerve endings on each foot. A tender or gritty reflex point indicates that there is some imbalance or blockage of energy in that area, and working that reflex can help to dissipate the problem in the body.

What is your availability?
I try to be as flexible as possible to fit in with your diary. Most of my treatments are on Thursdays at The Health Hub in Kingsbridge, or at my own private reflex studio on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in central Kingsbridge. Some evening and weekend appointments are available on request.

Does it tickle?
No, it does not tickle. While I work your feet with my hands with gentle but firm pressure techniques, you may feel slight discomfort in some areas, but this just indicates areas of energy blockage or imbalance. One client received a gift voucher for a reflexology session with me and on arrival she declared she had extremely ticklish feet - she was asleep by the time I got to her second foot, and continued to book in for more!

What should I wear?
Wear anything you feel comfortable and relaxed in. Ideally, do not wear tights, as I need to work on your bare feet.

How many treatments should I have?
It really does depend on the person and the reason for treatment. Usually I find improvements begin to become really evident after four or so consecutive weeks. Often between 6 to 8 weekly sessions are advised to ensure that the positive effects are longer-lasting. Many of my clients return for regular, often monthly, top-up treatments.

Will I have a reaction to the treatment?
Different people have different reactions. During treatment, you may feel cold, get thirsty or even go to sleep. I always have drinking water and a cosy blanket available for clients. After treatment, some people feel energised, others feel relaxed and sleepy. The treatment can make some people feel emotional and occasionally tearful. This is all quite normal.

Some conditions may be 'churned up' by reflexology and may flare up (asthma or eczema for example) as a 'healing crisis' before the improvements become noticeable. After the treatment, it is advisable to take it easy, avoid strenuous exercise or heavy meals, and drink lots of water to help cleanse your body of toxins.

Who can have reflexology?
Anyone of any age can have reflexology, even babies. The treatment will be tailored to the individual, so children would have a shorter treatment for example. If you have any conditions you think might conflict with the treatment (thrombosis, fever or early pregnancy for example) then please let me know when you make your booking. The initial consultation involves questions about your medical history and checking that you don't have particular contraindications which might require permission from your doctor etc.

I am fully trained in maternity reflexology, so I am very experienced with treating clients going through fertility treatment and throughout pregnancy. I will develop a treatment plan to suit your needs.

What are the limits of reflexology?
Reflexology may not have an effect on structural problems, viral problems or autoimmune conditions. It may however help with any healing process and relaxation will reduce the stress response to pain.