DG Holistic Therapies

A HIDDEN RETREAT NEAR THE SUFFOLK COAST

Reflexology

Find out more here about Reflexology and how it can help you manage your well-being.

More about Reflexology

Read the FAQs below to find out if Reflexology is right for you.

What is a Reflexology treatment like?

Your treatment starts with me taking a consultation to find out your medical history, lifestyle and why you are seeking treatment. You sit in a recliner chair for treatment once I have explained how I work with reflexology. I use the pressure massage technique known as thumb and finger walking to work on your feet and sometimes I hold points for a short while, known as Precision Linking, You sit in a recliner chair with support under your legs and I use a natural product balm on your feet to provide a smoother surface for treatment to be given. I work over each foot and will return to areas that show as out of balance. These can show up as changes in texture of your feet, areas which are sensitive or areas related to conditions you may be experiencing.

I always discuss my findings, either during the treatment or afterwards.

You may fall asleep or be intrigued and want to engage with what is happening throughout. It is your treatment, so either is fine.

At the end you relax for a few minutes when the treatment is over.

What can Reflexology do for me?

As a holistic therapy, treatment is adapted for you as a person to promote your whole body well-being. Reflexologists do not treat the disease, but they do treat the person. As a Reflexologist I do not diagnose, prescribe or cure issues.

Reactions to treatment can vary from a deep sense of relaxation, better sleep and a general feeling of being less stressed, happier and more able to cope with life. Sometimes clients notice improvements in particular issues they may have, but this depends on the individual.

Most clients have an initial 3-4 treatments to see how they experience the results of treatment and a course of treatment is generally considered to be 6-8 treatments depending on the general health of the client. Many clients find benefits from treatment and go on to book regular appointments, usually on a monthly basis to maintain any improvements to their well-being.

Where did Reflexology originate?

Reflexology in its modern form came from America in the early 1900s. It is thought to have origins that go back much further with a picture on an Egyptian pharoah’s tomb depicting a similar process that looks like the reflexology we give today. Pressure point therapies also have a long history in Far Eastern culture, especially China.

Reflexology is suitable for all ages, from babies to adults and for men as well as women.

It can be especially helpful for supporting those with long term and recurring conditions. Reflexologists do not diagnose or cure.

When a client has long-term health issues I always prefer to see them after they have consulted their doctor. If you are seeking relaxation and improved well-being this is not a requirement.

Research

There are now a number of small Reflexology research projects that have been carried out showing some effectiveness of treatment, however the body of evidence is not large enough for Reflexologists to make clinical claims of effectiveness.

Other people’s experiences

Take a look at the video below, produced by the Association of Reflexologists to find out how others receiving treatment have responded

Self help in a time of change

Try out the techniques for yourself shown on the self-help sheet for Stress-busting below.

Stress-busting

Get in touch

Contact me if you would like to find out more about any of the therapies I offer, or to ask about booking Reflexology sessions. Alternatively, you can call me on 01394 450955. Click to read my Privacy Policy.

My location

I am based in Orford, Suffolk. Situated on the outskirts of the village and easily accessible from Woodbridge, Wickham Market, Snape, Aldeburgh and surrounding areas I am close to the Suffolk coast and work from my tranquil garden summer house. I also see clients who are visiting the area on holiday or visiting family.


You can call me for a chat about your needs on 01394 450955. You can also get in touch with me directly, using my secure and confidential online contact form.

Fees & availability

Reflexology Treatment £40

(1.25-1.5 hours)

Appointment time includes consultation and relaxation time.

Subsequent appointment times may be shorter

Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 24 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment by card.

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