- Are you in need of some ‘me’ time away from the routine of family and / or work?
- Do you feel stressed and in need of some relaxation?
- Are you suffering with sleeplessness?
- Are you feeling generally achy and a little tired and run down?
If you are then Reflexology may be the answer you are looking for! Call now on 07971 257541 or email: Sandra@timeouttherapies.co.uk.
What Does A Treatment Involve?
Reflexology works on the theory that ‘reflex‘ areas on the foot correspond to glands, organs and regions of the body. Gentle pressure and massage techniques are used on the feet, encouraging a greater sense of wellbeing and helping to relieve everyday stress and tension. This gentle pressure can be applied in two ways; via classical reflexology, which is carried out whilst you recline on the couch or by combining classical reflexology with Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) techniques.
Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) techniques are applied for a short period prior to classical reflexology. It stimulates reflex points on the top of your foot, whilst you are in a standing, upright position, therefore using your body weight to achieve deeper access to specific reflex points.
Benefits of Reflexology
- Helps to reduce everyday aches.
- Helps aid sleep.
- Alleviates everyday stress.
- Promotes relaxation.
- Improves mood and promotes a sense of general well-being.
Why do I believe I can make a difference to your health and wellbeing?
Since 2006 I have undertaken extensive study in holistic healthcare in order to be able to deliver safe, effective treatments which genuinely improve my patients’ quality of life. To further my medical knowledge in 2009 I enrolled on an Osteopathy degree at Oxford Brookes University and at the end of my five year course I was awarded a First Class Honours degree and graduated top of the class.
I am passionate about working with my patients to achieve their health goals, whether you are struggling with pain or decreased mobility then I am confident I can help. To see how I’ve made a difference to my patients’ wellbeing, please read my Testimonials from patients who have received Reflexology treatments.
How Frequently should I Receive Treatments for Maximum Benefit?
Although a one-off reflexology session is relaxing, you may find that several sessions can be beneficial. To achieve greater benefit a course of six sessions at weekly intervals is therefore recommended, although an improvement can usually be noted within three to four sessions. The frequency of subsequent sessions will then be reduced in consultation with you.
In order to gain maximum benefit from your treatment it is recommended that you drink a glass of water, rest and avoid eating a heavy meal afterwards.
What Do I Need To Wear?
Reflexology is a non-invasive treatment that only requires removal of your shoes and socks. Clients are often concerned about this if they have been wearing their shoes and socks all day, however, to put your mind at ease, I start all reflexology treatments by giving your feet a freshening wipe – this also has the added benefit of removing any sock fluff!
How Long Does a Session Last?
A Reflexology session lasts 45 minutes.
I will add a further 45 minutes to your initial treatment, so that a full consultation can be carried out. During this time I will ask you about your symptoms and medical history. Please bring details of any medication you have been prescribed and are taking, in addition to details of any scans, such as X-Rays, Ultrasounds or MRIs to this initial session. I will record what you say in my notes which will be kept confidentially in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you wish, you may ask for a copy of these notes, however, an administration fee will be charged.
For follow up treatments, I will add an extra 20 minutes.
How Will I Feel After My Reflexology Session?
You will feel deeply relaxed, renewed and refreshed, ready to face life’s challenges once more. Occasionally you make experience some mild responses to the treatment such as tiredness for up to 24 hours after the treatment. This is a normal, positive process as your body responds to the massage.
Qualifications and Professional Membership
I undertook a full-time VTCT diploma in Holistic Therapies at Filton College in 2003, during which time I was taught Reflexology. I am also a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. My qualification and professional membership qualify members who wish to claim under the Healthshield Cash Plan.
To discuss how Reflexology can help you or to book an appointment, call me now on 07971 257541 or email: Sandra@timeouttherapies.co.uk.