Your session

Wondering what a reflexlogy therapy session might be like? Take a look below and discover what a typical reflexology treatment is like with She Reflexology by reading our guide below. We hope we've provided below all the information you may need to feel confident that reflexology is the right choice for you.

 

Feel free to call Sheila if we've missed anything out you might like to know, she'd love to hear from you

What's the first step?

The best way to get started is to call Sheila for a consultation. She will run through some brief questions about your medical history and maybe some more specific information about why you're seeking out reflexology.

 

This is the best time to discuss particular conditions or ailments you might have. Sheila will be able to advise whether reflexology could help and what kind of results you may find when completing a course of treatments.

What does it feel like?

Reflexology is an extremely gentle treatment. Imagine a great foot massage so calming that you can't help but fall asleep! Most people wake up feeling energised and "awakened."

 

Don't worry if you have dry skin. We use 100% natural foot cream to make sure your feet are soft and receptive to touch.

What should I wear?

We suggest you should wear something comfortable as this helps you relax even further during the treatment.

Your first treatment

Sheila will run through your medical history and ask some questions about how you're feeling that day and to pick up on any specific areas you may wish to work on.

 

You will be asked to remove your shoes and socks, and to make yourself comfortable on our soft reclining reflexology chair. Sheila will take a look at your feet and mention any particular patterns she may have noticed. Once the talking is over, it's time to relax, and enjoy the pampering and deep calm you should feel during the treatment.

One foot at a time

A typical session usually lasts around 90 minutes from start to finish. Sheila may start the session with some relaxation techniques to help in the relaxation process before applying gentle amounts of pressure to the foot. Using her fingers and thumbs she will work on one foot at a time applying mild pressure.

 

The treatment should feel very soothing and pleasant, and as the body's own healing forces come into action it is common for clients to feel a deep sense of calm and relaxation. Clients usually drift off to sleep after the first couple of minutes. It is rare, but there may be instances where some discomfort may be felt fleetingly. This usually tends to be an indication of some congestion or an imbalance in the body. This discomfort usually passes within a few moments.

 

Many reflexology treatments last around an hour. Sheila likes to offer a longer service, spending time on each foot, and really working through any imbalances she may find.

Will I like the treatment room?

We think there is a special feeling inside our treatment room. We've done our best to create an oasis of calm and relaxation and make it as peaceful as possible. We usually play some ambient music at low volume during the treatment to really make you feel relaxed.

At the end of the treatment

Sheila will offer you a glass of water and discuss what she discovered during the treatment. This should be extremely interesting, and very relevant to your ailment. She will add to the existing notes on your file so both of you can reference these throughout the treatment period.

 

Sheila may suggest some minor reflexology exercises to do between sessions. As your body will continue to respond to the treatment after it is over, it is highly recommended that you do not put your body through too much stress for the remainder of the day of the session.

Aftercare

Most people note a sense of well being and relaxation following a treatment. For some this is immediate, for others it can come the following day after a good night's rest. A few can feel lethargic and nausea. This is caused by toxins in the body being release during the treatment and should be taken as a positive sign the body is healing itself. It is important to drink plenty of water in the days following a treatment. This will help flush any toxins out of the body and reduce any subsequent ill effects.

How many sessions should I have?

Many clients feel a resounding difference after 1 treatment. However to get the full effects of the treatment we recommend at least 4 treatments on a weekly basis. Once the body starts to respond to the treatments, it can be beneficial to spread the treatments further apart.

 

For more long standing conditions you may require a longer course. Everyone is different; some clients come to us just to rebalance their body, some come to have an alternative treatment to an existing medical condition. We like to treat everyone individually, and Sheila will suggest the length of treatments that best suits you.

Testimonials

"From the first treatment I felt so much better, in tune with myself and a sense of greater understanding of my body and what it was telling me. Sheila you're a genius."
– Kate Walsh
"Wonderful, calming and deeply relaxing"
– Jenny Baker.
"I went to see Sheila to see if reflexology could improve my arthritis. I must say I was somewhat sceptical and didn't really feel too much after the first treatment. The next morning I woke up feeling better than I had in ages. I've since been going once a fortnight for the last 3 months and all I can say is that I'm a different person. Thank you Sheila"
– Susan Burrows
"Sheila had such a profound effect on my skin condition. I'd tried so many different medications with no luck. After a couple of sessions with Sheila, my breakouts started to be much less severe and eventually cleaned up all together."
– Janet Taylor
I have now had several sessions and find it relaxing and therapeutic. It has really helped me through my cancer treatment. My first blood test results since I finished chemo and radiotherapy show my cancer has gone and I do feel that the reflexology was an aid in helping my immune system fight the cancer. "
– Linda Brooks
"Our feet bear so much and Sheila's reflexology gives comfort and healing to my feet and in consequence to the whole of my being"
– Judith Cole