Reflexology is an extremely gentle and natural way to help you recover from the extraordinary changes that your body has been through after becoming a new mum.
Treatments will also give you a much needed opportunity to relax.
Post natal conditions that may respond well to reflexology
Recovery following a Caesarean section
Recovery following an epidural
Ease breastfeeding discomfort and encourage lactation
Encourage menstrual cycle to return to normal
Stimulate uterine contractions to help your figure
Stress and anxiety
Increasing energy levels
Post natal depression.
Is there a consultation process?
Yes. If you have a computer, we’ll send you a consultation form to complete before you come along for your reflexology treatment. This will allow you to go through your medical history and lifestyle as there may be contributory factors such as long working hours, erratic eating patterns and diet, little exercise which may affect your fertility.
When you arrive we’ll chat through your consultation form to fully understand everything and then we’ll develop your very own treatment plan tailored to your needs.
Where will I be treated?
Your reflexology treatment will be in a comfortable, calm treatment room with soft lighting and specialist relaxation music.
What will happen during the treatment?
During your reflexology therapy, you will be seated in a specialist chair. You will need to take off your shoes and socks/ stockings. Then during the treatment we will keep the foot that isn’t being worked on covered with soft towels to keep it warm whilst your other foot is being treated.
We will then begin assessing your feet visually before gently warming up your feet. Then it will be on to the actual treatment. You will receive treatment to your right foot first, and then your left.
The emphasis of the treatment content will depend on your individual needs as every reflexology is individually tailored. We will rework your particular areas of specialist need before finishing off with a warm down & if you have booked a longer treatment, a luxury foot and lower leg massage.
What do I do during a reflexology treatment?
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, he or she will either move you or will ask you to move as necessary. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable. Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It's up to you. This is your time, whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
During reflexology your body releases toxins. This process can mean that your body temperature can change at any time, so please do say if you become cold. Likewise, if the pressure is too light or hard, then please feel free to say as everyone is different.
How will I feel after reflexology?
Most people feel really relaxed after reflexology, then most people will then feel rejuvenated and full of energy. You may experience some aches and pains for around 24 hours after your treatment as the body flushes the toxins that have been released. In order to speed this process along, drink lots of water after reflexology.
Why would I not be able to have a reflexology treatment?
There are a few illnesses which mean reflexology would not be the best holistic therapy for you. In this instance, we wouldn’t be able to treat you with reflexology, but there are plenty of other therapies that would be more suitable and we can help and advise you in making the best choice.
What conditions are not suitable for reflexology?
Contagious or notifiable diseases
Immediately before or after surgery
Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
Please Note: Reflexology is a totally safe and complementary treatment (it does not replace medical treatment). If you are in any doubt at all, please consult with your GP prior to treatment.
1 hour treatments
£60 per single hour
£170 course of 3 treatments
1 ½ hour treatments
£85 per single treatment
£245 course of 3 treatments
2 hour treatments
£100 per two hours
£ 285 course of 3 treatments