Frequently asked questions
Below are a selection of the most common questions, however if you have further questions that are not listed below, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss.
Reflexologists don’t claim to prescribe, diagnose or cure. They aim to offer a tailored, alternate means of healing to address each individual’s specific needs.
Reflexology aims to holistically restore balance to the body. This is done by applying pressure to certain points of the feet, hands or face. It is a systematic therapy. It involves the stimulation of specific reflex points. These correspond to other parts of the body. A reflexologist will use their knowledge of the reflexology map to guide their hand movements.
- Stress and anxiety
- Digestive issues
- High blood pressure
- Skeletal and muscular issues
- Chronic pain
- Menstrual issues
- Pregnancy and conception
- Headaches and migraines
- Auto-immune disorders
- Lymph drainage
- Cancer support
- Cardiovascular issues
- Kidney function
Uses of reflexology also extend to post-operative or palliative care. For patients undergoing intensive medical treatment, it can help boost emotional well-being.
Reflexology is complimentary to any medical treatment being received. Please be mindful that some medical conditions may need GP consent before treatment can commence.
This will depend upon your reasons for having the treatment or your condition or illness. Usually we recommend having a treatment once a week for at least 6 weeks and then monthly thereafter. This will enable the reflexology treatments to have the most impact on your body and your health.
Please wear comfortable clothing which gives access to the lower leg; below the calf and foot, as the treatment includes working in these areas.
A foot massage works on reducing the tension in the muscles, is relaxing, improves circulation and works with larger sweeping movements. A qualified reflexologist, trained on foot anatomy and physiology will use small movements with the thumbs and fingers and uses targeted pressure-points to restore the flow of energy throughout the body and works on an internal level; addressing the body organs and systems.
Every person will have a different response to reflexology. The usual response is to feel completely relaxed, but some people experience a surge of energy. Your body will respond as it needs to, to create balance within its systems and remove waste products and toxins. You may also feel thirsty, cold, emotional, headachy, light-headed, or you may go to the toilet more frequently but as long as you drink plenty of water following your treatment to flushes any toxins from your body, then these can generally be avoided.
Yes. Reflexology is a treatment that is listed on most Health Insurance schemes and Sian is a fully qualified clinical reflexologist and member of both The Association Of Reflexologists (AOR) and Professional Reflexology (PR), which is a criteria for Health Insurance companies. You will be provided with a receipt, including these details and you can claim the money back from your insurance company.
Reflexology consists of using medium to firm pressure and is not ticklish. Many clients who have ticklish feet and they have all said that it is a completely different feeling.
Please don’t worry if you are embarrassed. Reflexologists love feet, any and all feet and your feet are wonderful, amazing and have carried you through your life to where you are now. The treatment will start with cleansing the feet, to help you relax and help your feet feel amazing.
During a treatment people feel relaxed and often fall asleep. You may feel tingling in your body or a feeling of lightness or of warmth or cold, which are all healing responses and are all positive. When working the reflexes on your feet they sometimes can feel sore or painful, but we always work within your comfort zone. When we feel an area is out of balance we spend more time here to rebalance the energy within your body. These areas will improve following a number of treatments.
Please see the pricing detailed at the bottom of each treatment page or refer to the pricing page for more information. Payment method is by BACS prior to appointment, or card or cash on the day.
I will be following Government guidelines and changing the way that I work to minimise cross infection, whilst working responsibly and safely in these unprecedented times.
I want you to be confident that you will still receive a wonderful hands on treatment for your improved wellbeing, especially at the moment when our emotional and physical health need more nurturing and support than ever before. I will:
- If I or someone I live with develops symptoms or test positive for the virus I will self isolate and contact you to let you know and advise you to do likewise if we have been in contact or to cancel and re-arrange our appointment
- I will contact you the day before your appointment by phone to complete a Covid 19 risk-assessment, a new client questionnaire, or for existing clients, any updates, to reduce the length of face to face time
- I will be ensuring that there is a least 30 minutes between appointments for the thorough cleaning and airing of the treatment room and treatment time will be limited to a maximum of 1.5 hours to reduce transmission time
- I will wear a face mask
- I will be taking payment by cash or BACS transfer the day before your appointment or contactless credit/debit card payment at the time of your appointment
- I will wash my hands before and after treatments and/or use hand sanitiser
- Clean linen and towels will be used for each treatment which will be washed in line with Government guidelines
- All non essential items will be removed from my treatment room to allow for easy cleaning, so please forgive me if it is not as cosy as it normally is
- I will have a Covid 19 secure workplace policy on display
- Any waste will be disposed of according to Government guidelines
- For mobile foot health services treatments I will bring my own water and use my own hand sanitiser
To confirm, my insurance is still valid as long as I follow Government Guidelines in regards to the virus.
Please can you:
- Agree to complete the Covid 19 risk assessment and/or new client form prior to your appointment
- Inform me at your earliest convenience should you develop Covid 19 symptoms or if you come into contact with anyone who has tested positive for the virus and follow the Government guidelines for self isolation
- On arrival, declare if anything has changed with your health or within your family unit
- Wear a face mask
- Maintain social distancing as much as you can (no hugs or handshakes)
- Use the hand sanitiser provided as you enter and prior to leaving
- Bring your own water/drink with you and blanket if you would like one
- For mobile foot health services – a towel to go under your feet and if you have a suitable reclining chair or a chair with a footstool that we could use to reduce the amount of equipment I need to bring then this would be appreciated. We can discuss this when we complete the risk assessment. If I use your small table I will cover it with couch roll.
- Try to avoid using the toilet during your appointment but should you need to, do so: cleaning wipes and a clean hand towel will be provided
- For mobile foot health services, please ensure that I am not put at any potential risk which includes minimising any requirement to touch surfaces and ensuring that, as far as possible, no one else in the building comes into contact with me and that if this is likely that they wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
- For mobile foot health services, please wash your hands prior to my arrival and if you are happy for me to use your facilities allow me to wash my hands before and after your treatment or alternatively I can use my own hand sanitiser.
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