FAQs

What is special about Gentle Touch Reflexology?

It is a gentle, subtle and refined adaptation of the age-old practice of reflexology. It uses an incredibly light touch to massage the feet. The technique is designed to enhance the client’s own healing ability. Although the touch is light, it does not tickle!

What happens in a typical treatment?

The first treatment includes an initial consultation where I will take your medical history so I can best tailor the treatment to your needs. This is absolutely confidential. You will be sitting in a semi-reclining reflexology chair. After the initial consultation, you will remove your shoes and socks. I will apply an oil to your feet before I begin the reflexology massage. The initial consultation and treatment lasts for 90 minutes.

Follow up treatments take 60 minutes. We will have a catch up to see where you are at with your health and life, then begin the reflexology. Both first treatments and follow-up treatments include some time for you to absorb the benefits of the reflexology and relax afterwards, before you head home.

What happens in a treatment for babies or children?

This totally depends on the baby or child involved! If they are willing to sit on you, or sit on the chair on their own, then it will be similar to an adult session but shorter. However, if they are a little more wriggly or not at all interested in sitting still then I may work a little differently. I am very happy to adapt to whatever situation I am presented with and will talk you through the treatment as it progresses. For babies, I do advise that you bring at least one change of clothes and spare nappies as they tend to be slightly explosive during or after the treatment!

How do I book a treatment?

You can contact me by phone or email. I will be happy to talk through any questions you may have and organise an appointment that suits you. If I don’t answer the phone immediately, I’m probably treating a client but I will endeavour to call you back as soon as I can.

How much does it cost?

An adult treatment costs £35, whether it is the initial consultation or a follow up session. A treatment for babies or children costs between £10-£18 and lasts half an hour. For prices of other treatments, see the ‘Prices’ page.

Do I need to let you know if I need to cancel?

Yes please!  Please give a minimum of 48 hours notice for cancellations otherwise appointments are chargeable.  Missed appointments are also chargeable.

Do you take a booking fee?

Yes, a £10 bank transfer is required to secure any booking for a new client.

Where are you based?

I work from a clinic room in my house on 40 Western Road, in Mickleover.  The treatment room is upstairs so if this is likely to be an issue, please let me know and we can perhaps discuss a home visit instead.

How many sessions will I need?

That depends on your circumstances, and is up to you! Most people find that they can notice changes within four treatments. Every case is different and we can talk more about this at your initial consultation. Some people benefit from a series of between 4-6 sessions, whereas others come for a monthly top up. The best thing to do, is book a first treatment and see how you get on, and we can discuss the best plan of action after that.

When should I avoid a treatment?

If you are in the middle of an acute infection, for example a cold or the flu, it is best not to attend a reflexology session. However, once you are over the worst of the infection, you may find reflexology helpful.

If you have recently had surgery, we would need to seek approval from your GP before commencing reflexology.

If you have any concerns, give me a ring and we can talk through your condition. There are very few cases where reflexology is not possible, so hopefully I’ll be able to treat you.

Do I need to prepare my feet?

You don’t need to do anything special other than ensure your feet are clean and that I can get to them!

Can I have reflexology if I have a verruca, wart, fungal nails or athlete’s foot?

If you have an isolated verruca or wart, I can place a plaster over it and work as normal. If you have fungal nails I can work carefully around this.

Can I park at the clinic?

Yes. There is always a parking space on the drive available for clients. I would advise using this as outside the house is a bus stop, so parking on the road is not preferable.

Do you have a waiting room?

No, there is no waiting room so I would ask that you arrive at your appointment time please, as I am unable to answer the door early if I am treating another client. Thank you.

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