Jackie Chambers Reflexology Felmersham, near Bedford

Frequently Asked Questions

Can everyone have Reflexology?

Being a non-intrusive complementary therapy, Reflexology is suitable for everyone. However, there are certain contra-indications which may prevent treatment, or require consent from your GP before treatment can take place. When you first contact me I will take some brief information from you. I will then arrange an appointment with you for a full consultation to find out about your medical history and lifestyle. This enables me to form a treatment plan, making sure you gain maximum benefit from your treatment. I will also talk through what happens during the treatment and answer any questions you may have. Typically a first treatment and consultation will take up to 1 1/2 hours.

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How long is a Reflexology treatment?

The first appointment will take up to 1 1/2 hours. This includes a full consultation and a Reflexology treatment. The actual treatment takes around 35-40 minutes.

Subsequent appointments will take about an hour. (This is because we only need to run through the full consultation on the first appointment.) I will talk to you about how you felt following your previous treatment and again answer any questions you may have.

Will it tickle?

Many people don't like the thought of their feet being touched. They are worried Reflexology will tickle which prevents them from seeking out treatment . Whist it might feel a bit odd at the beginning of a first treatment session, to someone who has never had their feet touched in this way before, it should not tickle. If you are at all concerned how it might feel why not come along for a short taster session to see how you get on?

Will it hurt?

Reflexology should not hurt. You may however experience tenderness or other sensations such as warmth when a reflex point is being worked. This is perfectly normal and indicates that the part of the body the reflex point relates to may be out of balance.

How will I feel after treatment?

Most people experience a feeling of relaxation and an improved sense of wellbeing. Occasionally someone may experience a headache, increased tiredness, an increased thirst or increased need to go to the toilet. All of these are perfectly normal and should pass within 24-48 hours. If you are at all worried about how you feel after a treatment, please contact me.

Is there anything I should be doing after my treatment?

To obtain maximum benefit from a session , I recommend that for the remainder of the day you aim to;

  • drink plenty of water, avoiding alcohol and caffeinated drinks.
  • avoid spicy foods or a heavy meal. Try and stick to something light and healthy,
  • relax as much as possible, avoiding strenuous exercise,
  • make a note of how you feel.

    How do I contact you?

    Please see How do I book an Appointment? on the Prices and Appointments page for contact information.

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