Below are a list of frequently asked questions that I tend to receive. They should help with any basic enquiries you may have or will provide a deeper insight into what happens here. If you still have an enquiry please feel free to contact me via telephone or email using the contact box at the bottom of each page and I shall aim to respond within 24 hours.
Frequently asked questions
Is your service only for women?
My business is for ladies only, but I do treat children which includes boys up to the age of 13.
Do you treat children?
Yes, I work with all ages from children to adults - girls of any age and boys up to the age of 13. All children are required to be accompanied by an adult during the treatment .
What does a reflexology treatment involve?
On your first visit I will conduct a detailed consultation to establish your medical background before carrying out a full introductory reflexology session. Subsequent treatments will be tailored to your specific requirements based upon the findings in the introductory session. An individual treatment plan will be devised: no two treatments shall be the same as your treatments will always be in accordance with your specific requirements. Ultimately, this is geared towards helping you, the client, to lead the way, based upon your changing circumstances and health needs.
I will require you to remove your socks and shoes and make yourself comfortable on the massage couch. Your feet will be cleaned with hot towels to prepare you for treatment.
I will spend a few minutes gently massaging your feet to warm up the muscles. This will be followed by the main part of the treatment during which I will work all the reflexes in the feet, paying particular attention to any ‘disturbed’ reflexes that may be flagged up and spend some extra time on these accordingly. I will wrap up the session with a few minutes of relaxation massage of the feet and lower legs. At the completion of the treatment, you will be offered a glass of lemon water and given some after-care advice.
Does reflexology hurt?
Reflexology is a deeply relaxing experience and will not hurt or cause any undesirable discomfort. As a therapist I can be as gentle as you prefer me to be or apply pressure if that suits you. Occasionally, when coming across a reflex that is ‘out of balance’ there may be some sensitivity felt in this area. But in order to work this reflex to facilitate the body to self-heal does not necessitate firm pressure; gentle, soothing manipulation of the reflexes can just be just as effective. Ultimately, you the client must lead the way forward as to the level of pressure you are comfortable with.
How many treatments will I need?
This will depend on what your health needs are. Usually an acute condition can benefit from a course of 6 treatments, taken weekly or fortnightly. After this course things can be reviewed and the treatments spread out. Some clients may wish to come every three or four weeks for stress-busting and health maintenance. The needs of every individual are different.
What is hand reflexology?
Hand reflexology works in the same way as foot reflexology, based on the principle that the body is mapped on to the hand and there are reflexes that correspond with the different organs and systems of the body. By massaging and stimulating these, rebalancing and relaxation can be brought about and the body prompted to self-heal. Some people simply prefer hand reflexology over foot reflexology as they find it hugely relaxing and a lovely experience, (not to mention it keeps their hands looking young!). Others may opt for hand reflexology whilst they are recovering from a foot injury or infection prevailing them from having foot reflexology.
Are there any side effects to Reflexology?
Every individual will respond differently to the treatment. Here are some possible side effects that may manifest during or following reflexology which are an indication that the body is responding to the treatment:
- Feeling tired
- Feeling emotional
- Feeling energised
- Feeling a bit ‘fluey’
- Feeling hot/cold
- Increased urination.
Where will my treatment take place?
Your treatment will take place in my relaxing, tranquil and therapeutic clinic which I run from a dedicated room in my home in Moortown, Scott Hall Road, Leeds 17.
How can I pay for my treatment?
You may pay for your treatment by cash on the day or by debit card in advance via my website. To pay on the website go to the treatments tab and click on the ‘book now’ link and then the ‘pay now’ link and follow the instructions
What if I need to cancel my appointment due to an emergency?
We all encounter emergencies from time to time so it is understandable if an appointment may need to be cancelled due to an unforeseen event. Please kindly aim to, however, give 24 hours notice of a cancellation to allow me to fill your cancelled slot otherwise I may need to levy some charge.
Is there parking available at the clinic?
You may park in the drive or there is ample parking available along Scott Hall Road itself in the vicinity of the clinic.
What time should I arrive?
Please aim to arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment time to get settled in. If you are late please be aware that this may eat into your treatment time as I often have only a few minutes to prepare for my next appointment.