Treatments generally consist of a weekly
course of between 6 to 8 weeks which will
target any specific ailments although this can vary depending on
individual needs. Having
been through an initial course of treatments or even having had
a single treatment, a regular
session is often booked to help maintain general health and well-being.
The initial consultation will last about an hour and a quarter
and will include the completion of a
consultation sheet and a conversation about your general health
and lifestyle; subsequent
treatments last for 45-60 minutes. Consultations can either take
place in my treatment room or in
the convenience of your own home.
Having removed shoes and socks the client lays on a couch or chair
and will have his/her feet
massaged lightly for a few minutes to warm them during which, if
any particularly sensitive areas are felt,
they can be worked on in more detail during the course of the session.
Then gentle thumb and finger
pressure is applied to the foot working on the different reflex
areas of the foot and their corresponding
parts of the body. As a particular area of the foot is pressed,
you may feel a tenderness relating to the part
of your body being treated. Significant pressure can be applied
during the treatment, however the therapy
should never be painful and any discomfort you may feel will quickly
ease as the tension dissipates. Often
clients during the course of the session will get an overwhelming
feeling of deep relaxation and can easily
drift off to sleep.