Foot massage

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to the world of Reflexology! Unsure what to expect? Will it work for you? We all have questions before trying something new so please read on. Hopefully the points below will help but please contact me if not or you would just like to know more. There are no silly questions :-)

What should I wear ? 
Loose, casual and comfortable clothing is recommended. You will be reclined in my reflexology chair and want to be able to relax without tight clothing or belts digging in.

Do I remain fully clothed?
Yes! Other than removing socks and shoes and rolling trousers up to the knee, your clothes remain untouched. I will also place a blanket over you so both warmth and modesty will be retained.

Will  it hurt? 
It shouldn’t hurt but you may feel some discomfort if I find an area that is out of balance or congested. The discomfort will only last a short time as I work through the congestion and if necessary I can move on and return to rework the area later in the treatment.

What information will you need from me?
I will ask you about your medical history, lifestyle, current health and some more general information about yourself so that I can build up a holistic view of you in order to adapt the treatment to best meet your needs. Any information given will be kept strictly confidential. In some circumstances you may be asked to sign an informed consent form.

I’m pregnant – can I have reflexology? 
Congratulations! Yes, you can have reflexology but we will need to go through a few detailed questions beforehand to ascertain your general health as well as where you are with your pregnancy and how things have been so far. There are one or two situations that may mean reflexology is not appropriate but in general ‘Mums to be’ find the treatment calming and relaxing.

I have ticklish feet, can I still have reflexology?
Yes, we have a number of options as to how to proceed. Firstly I should point out that reflexology is not a gentle massage, it involves various degrees of pressure and probing certain reflex points – most clients I have treated who have worried about ticklish feet have been able to settle into the treatment without any problems. However, if we find an area on the feet is just ‘too tickly to treat’ we can switch to using hand reflexology in order for you to receive a full treatment.

How will I feel afterwards? 
Unfortunately there is no single answer as everyone can react differently. However, most clients feel relaxed and calm and I often hear that they have slept well after a session. You may feel a bit ‘heady’ later on as though you are getting a cold but this will only last a short time and is a good indication that the treatment has had a positive effect and toxins are moving out of the body. I will give you some after-care advice to help maximise the treatment and suggestions as to how you might continue to work on any areas that have come to light.

Can you diagnose what’s wrong with me?
No. As a reflexologist I am not able to diagnose or cure medical conditions. Your feet may indicate areas that are congested or out of balance within your body and we will be able to discuss what we find but if you have questions regarding a medical condition you should see your G.P.

If you have any other questions, please contact me: claire@completereflexology.com