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FAQ

What happens during a session?
A confidential intake form is emailed to you prior to the treatment so we have more time when we meet. On arrival, we will discuss your health concerns so that the treatment can be planned accordingly. Reflexology is non-intrusive and only shoes and socks need to be removed to work the feet. When working the face, it is preferred that no heavy foundation is worn as an organic Rosehip oil is used during the treatment.

Lying comfortably on the massage table, the treatment is tailored to your needs and preferences. This means that different techniques and methods may be used to best support you. A light handcrafted lotion is used on the feet, essential oils may be added to support your health.

At all times, questions are welcome. The session is for you to relax, you may drift into a deep state I compare to the alpha state achieved during meditation; with Reflexology, it happens!

Does reflexology hurt?
Reflexology is deeply relaxing however, when there is congestion or an imbalance in the body, the relevant reflex on the foot may be tender. It is milder when worked again. Communication though is important throughout to make sure the pressure used is comfortable or if it needs adjusting. Read more

What is the difference between Reflexology and Massage?
With a Reflexology treatment, you remain fully clothed, only shoes and socks need to be removed. Reflexology is non-invasive and can be performed sitting on a chair, lying in a hospital bed or on a massage table. Reflexology usually works on the feet, I include face and ears where necessary. Tips to use at home are demonstrated on the hands. Using specific Reflexology techniques on the reflexes, all organs and glands are worked, improving circulation, releasing tension and emotion held in body and mind.

A foot massage is a general massage that does not work with your health concerns and a body massage works to release knots and tension in muscles and release connective tissue.

How do I know a Reflexologist is trained?
A professional Reflexologist is trained in Reflexology and has satisfied the requirements set by professional associations such as the Reflexology Association of Australia. This includes 12 to 18 months study to be recognized as a professional as well as an obligatory ongoing yearly post-graduate training to keep skills up to date.

Massage therapists have the option to do an elective Reflexology module during their training and then offer Reflexology treatments. A trained Reflexologist works the reflexes specifically to address your health concerns, taking into consideration all body systems and how they work together.

If in doubt, please check the Reflexology Association of Australia website to see if your Reflexologist is a professional member, this indicates she/he is qualified, hold a First Aid Certificate and is covered by insurance.

How often do I need to have a session?
This depends on your current health issues. Chronic conditions require more sessions until the issues clear. Acute issues can be treated in a few sessions. For general health maintenance one or two sessions a month is suggested.

Are there any side effects from Reflexology?
There are no known adverse effects from Reflexology. The body will flush toxins and waste materials after a treatment; however, it is a safe, non-invasive therapy. The body is supported to find a new ‘normal’ to restore a healthier way of functioning. With a first treatment, the changes the body is going through may worsen symptoms for a day or two, it will then return to what it is familiar with. Therefore, it is recommended to have a few treatments so the body settles in a healthier pattern.

Do I have to do anything different after a Reflexology treatment?
Apart from drinking plenty of water to flush toxins, there are no restrictions to your normal activity, including other treatments or engaging in a sport.

Do you work on babies, children and teens?
Yes. Reflexology helps babies to settle in a sleep routine and helps with colic. Children are calmer, more focused with improved sleep patterns. Teenagers benefit as hormones are balanced supporting the physical and emotional changes they are going through.

Is Reflexology safe?
Yes, professional Reflexologists have the knowledge and skills to work with people of all ages, from newborn babies to the elderly, including the provision of professional reflexology during conception, pregnancy, chemotherapy and palliative care.

Is Reflexology ticklish?
No. The way in which a professional Reflexologist holds and works the feet is with a firm pressure which is not at all ticklish. In very instances, the feet may still be ticklish, when this happens, the hands, the face, and the ears can be worked. Read more