How many treatments will I need?
It is not realistic to expect that problems that have been present and developing over many years can be solved with one treatment. Everyone is unique and some people respond to reflexology more quickly than others. Most people notice a difference after 4-6 sessions.
However, should you primarily desire relaxation from your treatment, there is no reason why you cannot have a one off treatment.
When it comes to Sports Massage, depending on what it is you require treatment for, one session may be enough. They are also commonly booked on a case by case basis, if you are an athlete who is prone to injury, you may book when such issues arise.
What does treatment feel like?
Reflexology ~ Many clients enter into a state of relaxation. Reflexes that are congested may be uncomfortable but shouldn’t be painful. I will constantly check how you are feeling and adapt the levels of pressure I apply to suit you. 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.
Sports Massage ~ Relaxation is not the primary focus here and, when working tired and sore muscles, some pain is to be expected. However, a line of communication between you and myself means that pressure can be amended at any time. It is similar in feeling to a deep tissue massage.
Are there any side effects?
Reflexology may help the body to remove waste products and toxins. Some clients experience a reaction such as increased bowel movements, increased urination or perspiration. This is considered a good thing and is known as the 'healing reaction'.
After a Sports Massage you may feel some stiffness and soreness, it is important to keep moving.
Drinking water after the massage may help to flush the metabolic waste from the tissues.
Should you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.
A full medical history will be requested on your first treatment, and you will be asked to sign a consent form for treatment. This information will be kept confidential.
REFLEXOLOGY IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL CARE. IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANY SPECIFIC MEDICAL PROBLEM(S) AND HAVE NOT SEEN YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR, I RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO SO TODAY.