Tanya at Suaimhneas Reflexology (SOO-iv-nass)
What happens when I go for a treatment?
The first treatment involves a consultation including a full medical history and any medication taken. We will discuss any social, lifestyle and environmental factors that may be affecting your health and what you would like reflexology to help with. Before the treatment begins you will be asked to sign a consent form and this information and anything discussed throughout the course of treatment, will be kept confidential. This will be followed by an investigatory reflexology treatment whereby all bodily systems are covered in order to establish if there are any imbalances and will help us to devise a suitable treatment plan.
There are no hard and fast rules in terms of what follow up treatment will entail and depends greatly on you and your needs. Some people only require one session to help them get back on track, others will need more. As a general rule, for specific issues, four weekly treatments are recommended and as you start to feel better you can space the time between treatments further apart. You will be the best judge.
Reflexology is a very easy therapy to receive and the most clothing that will have to be removed will be your shoes and socks. Depending on the type of reflexology chosen, we will use our hands to apply pressure to the feet, lower leg, hands, forearms, and your ears. You may feel areas of transient discomfort during the treatment but generally, the experience should be a relaxing one.
Please refer to the Reflexology and Water page to see the importance of drinking plenty of water before and after a reflexology treatment.