Sarah Cooper Reflexology
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology works on the principle that when specific places on the foot, ear, hands or face are pressed, it sends a signal or message to the organs, tissues and glands of the body which then helps to bring them back into balance.
Reflexology is usually deeply relaxing and should not tickle nor be very painful. Occasionally you might find there’s a tender spot which might indicate that the reflex is out of balance but it should not feel agonisingly painful at any point.
What does a Reflexology Treatment involve?
The treatment begins by gently refreshing the feet. I normally use either hot towels or wipes for this. The feet are then warmed up using a range of massage and reflexology techniques. This helps you get used to my touch and for me to establish what kind of pressure you like.
I’m always grateful for feedback on pressure as I want to get the pressure right for you as we are all different. It also helps you to relax into the treatment. I will then work in a systematic way down both feet, finishing with some cooling down/waking up moves. Hopefully by the time I am finished you will feel relaxed, calmer and less tense.
The Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology can be beneficial for:
- Relieving tension in muscles
- Improving sleep patterns
- Reducing stress and anxiety levels
- Improving sense of wellbeing
- Allowing you to have time out for yourself
- Lifting low mood
How long does a Reflexology Treatment take?
An initial session when I will need to take a full in-depth consultation will take around 80-90 mins. Subsequent treatments are likely to take 60-75 mins. This includes the consultation, removing shoes and socks, the treatment, replacing shoes and socks and aftercare advice.
How often should I have Reflexology?
This largely depends on you and what you need right now. If you need reflexology mainly for relaxation and re-balancing having a treatment every 3-4 weeks would be useful.
If you have a specific concern that you would like help addressing, a course of 6-8 treatments spaced fairly close together(weekly/fortnightly) may be helpful. This is then ideally followed by a top-up monthly reflexology treatment. It makes sense to have one initial treatment first and go from there. Please talk to me about package prices.
In practice it depends on you, what you need right now and what your schedule (and budget) allows you to do.
What should I do after my Reflexology Treatment?
After any treatment (including Reflexology) it is important to keep yourself well hydrated by sipping water or herbal tea. If at all possible eat a light diet, avoid stimulants such as caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, recreational drugs, conflict etc. Avoid spicy foods and greasy foods. Take a short stroll and get some fresh air if you possibly can do. If you feel like it and are able, have a nap. Read a book or magazine.
If at all possible avoid rushing, conflict and stress after treatment. Gentle exercise like yoga would be fine after treatment, as would meditation.
What might I notice after my Reflexology Treatment?
You may feel calmer, relaxed and more together after your treatment. Hopefully you will feel refreshed and renewed. Sometimes people feel emotional after having a treatment or may get insight into a solution for a problem for instance.
You may feel a bit headachey, nauseous or fluey or find any symptoms you have get worse for a short time. You may find that you need to use the loo more frequently or more urgently or you might see a change in the consistency of your faeces.
All these things are what we describe as a response to treatment or a healing response. This is very normal (unless severe in which case get help) and will normally pass within 24-48 hours.
Drinking plenty of water and resting usually helps this pass more quickly. You might benefit from jotting down any feelings you have had after your treatment and any changes you’ve experienced in a journal
Reflexologist, Boroughbridge YO51
I offer Reflexology and Reiki Home Visits in the Boroughbridge Area.
I am a full member of the Association of Reflexologists and am fully qualified and insured.
You can read a full list of my qualifications here.
If you would like to learn more about me please read my About Me page
Please feel free to get in touch for a no obligation chat by either calling me on 07720397734 or emailing me on email@example.com