FAQsQ. What is Reflexology?
A. The ancient art of Reflexology has been known to man for many thousands of years. It was first practised by the American Indians, Chinese and Egyptian people.
More recently, early in the 20th Century, Dr William Fitzgerald, an American ENT specialist, developed an early form of reflexology which he called Zone Therapy, in which the body is divided into ten longitudinal zones (one for each toe or finger). These zones are like segments of the body and extend from the toes, up through the legs and body to the brain and then down the arms to the fingers and thumbs. Dr Fitzgerald found that, whichever parts of the body were in a particular zone, there was a flow of energy that linked them.
This was further developed by Eunice Ingham, who realised that these ten zones could be accessed via the feet and hands. She mapped the entire body onto the feet and found that, by applying pressure onto these "reflex" areas, this had a therapeutic effect on the corresponding parts of the body in that zone. And this is how Reflexology, as it is known today, has evolved.
It is a wonderfully relaxing and enjoyable experience - most people really love it and look forward to their sessions. And, because the pressure used is quite firm, it's definitely not ticklish!
Q. How long does a treatment last?
A. Normal length treatments on the feet last approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. The first treatment usually lasts between 1 and 1½ hours, which allows time for the medical history to be taken. Subsequent treatments typically last about 1 - 1¼ hours, and this includes time for feedback and discussion on progress.
Shorter, quick treatments take about 30-35 mins. Good for those with less time to spare, or needing frequent treatments, or wanting to keep the cost down.
Taster treatments, 15 - 20 minutes.
Q. Where can the treatments take place?
A. They can either take place at my home in Stone, or a home visit can be arranged if you can't get to me (I do have to make an extra charge if you require this, see below). I am normally available most weekdays, daytime or evenings.
If either of the above is convenient for you, then I will be happy to arrange an appointment at wherever suits you best.
Q. How much will it cost?
A. The cost for a full treatment is £35. Shorter, quick treatments: £22. Taster treatments £10.
If you require a home visit, there will be an extra charge of 35p per mile, with a minimum charge of £2.50
Q. How do you make an appointment?
A. By phoning me on 01785 816666 (home), or mobile 07939 203033. Or by filling in the Contacts box (this can be found along the top). I'll be in touch as soon as possible. Again messages are checked regularly.