Benefits of Reflexology?
Reflexology can help to improve blood flow throughout the body, therefore improving nutrient delivery to the brain, kidneys & other internal organs. This will help ensure that you’re feeling well at all times, and will go a long way towards promoting better overall health.
- Improve circulation & blood flow
- Stress Relief
- Help with Anxiety & Depression
- Relief from Headaches & Migraines
- Help with Digestive Problems & Constipation
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Balancing the Yin & Yang meridians
What will happen during my session?
Your Foot Reflexology Session will begin with a river rock footbath enriched with our blend of therapeutic salts during which, your relaxologist will provide a complementary neck and shoulder massage to begin to relax the body.Next, is the reflexology massage. Although the focus is on the foot, lower leg massage is also incorporated into the treatment.Your session will conclude with a hot towel compress on your lower legs and feet, to refresh & re-awaken your senses.
Who should avoid Reflexology?
Be sure to give your relaxologist a complete and accurate health history.If you have any of the following conditions you should avoid reflexology:
- Heart conditions
- Liver ailments
- Foot ulcers or injury, unless having consulted with your doctor
- Blood vessels disease such as blood clots, unless having consulted with your doctor
- Recent operations
Does Reflexology Hurt?
Most people find reflexology, for the most part, to be very relaxing.
Reflexology shouldn’t be painful. If you feel excessive discomfort, be sure to tell your relaxologist. He or she will work within your comfort zone.
Some areas may be tender or sore, the relaxologist may spend extra time on these points for extra therapeutic benefits.
If you’re ticklish, don’t worry. The reflexologist applies firm pressure to the feet.
How often can I come in?
How often you visit depends on your health and wellness goals. Those with chronic conditions can benefit from bi-weekly or weekly sessions. Usually, the time between visits will increase, as your body begins to regain a state of natural balance and vitality. Monthly visits can help keep stress in check and build immunity. The length of each session depends on your age and condition. As a rule of thumb, sessions are shorter for elderly clients, very young clients or frailer clients.
Reflexology & Pregnancy?
If you’re pregnant, please be sure to let us know upon booking & it is very important that you consult with your doctor ahead of time.
1st Trimester: Not recommended, unless otherwise advised by your doctor, as your body is going through physical and energetic changes.
2nd Trimester: Regular sessions are great, however shouldn’t exceed 90mins of overall massage (body or foot), 90mins is the maximum we recommend.
3rd Trimester: We recommend keeping overall massage time to under 90mins.
Post Treatment Recommendations.
Most people feel calm, relaxed & revitalized after a treatment. You may even feel energetic or alternatively, sleepy. Occasionally, some people will feel nauseous, anxious, or tearful, but this is only temporary and is considered to be part of the healing process.
It is very important after a session to drink lots of water to remain properly hydrated.
Types of Body Massage Styles offered.
We offer an Acupressure Style of body massage, however many of our therapists are trained in a variety of massage styles.
Other types include and are not limited to Shiatsu, Lymphatic drainage, Deep Tissue Style, Swedish Relaxation Massage.
Feel free to inquire at the front desk as to which therapist is best suited to the style of massage you prefer.
Late for your appointment?
We understand that things don’t always go as planned throughout your day and you may run late for your appointment from time to time.
A phone call to our reception desk would be greatly appreciated so that we can work towards making sure you get to experience your entire massage session.
Appointments more than 10 mins late may have to be cut short, as we may have a booking directly after you, however we will advise you if this is the case upon your arrival.
If we haven’t heard from you within 15mins of your appointment’s start-time, we will have to give your appointment away to another client, if one is waiting.
Don’t hesitate to call, if we get the heads up, we may be able to rearrange our bookings to better fit your schedule.