What is the history of reflexology?
Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China where it was practiced regularly by many. Zone Therapy was later developed by Dr William Fitzgerald. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone. Eunice Ingham further developed this theory in the 1930s into what we now consider modern reflexology.
How can reflexology help me?
Reflexology is based on the theory of balance coming from within the body and it can help with a variety of ailments. Reflexologists cannot cure or diagnose but treatments can relieve tension, improve your immune system, boost your circulation and can help restore balance within the bodies systems. It has be shown to help and improve many ailments such as: infertility, endometriosis, PCOS, stress, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, headaches, migraines, hormonal imbalances, sinus issues and bowel disorders.
What can I expect during a treatment?
During your initial appointment you will be asked to fill out a confidential health consultation form which will provide more information about your health history, your diet, lifestyle and conditions that reflexology can assist with. You will then be asked to remove your footwear and to take a seat on the reflexology chair. The treatment will usually last approximately one hour. After the treatment, you will be given an outline of findings and will have the opportunity to ask questions. For corporate clients, timings will be different - please refer to our corporate treatments page for details.
How many treatments will I need?
It all depends on your needs and particular health issues. Some people only want to relax and prefer booking a single session. Others would like a course of sessions to help with ongoing issues. During your initial consultation, you can discuss this in greater detail with your therapist to make a decision.
Where do treatments take place?
Reflexology by Jane is a mobile reflexology service so treatments take place in the clients' home, either on their own bed or on a special reflexology chair. We also offer mobile corporate treatments.
What can I expect after a treatment?
After a treatment you may have several physical reactions that are completely normal as part of the healing process. These may include: tiredness, headaches, dizziness, excess urination or flatulence, emotional mood swings, increased perspiration and the temporary worsening of any symptoms associated with your presenting medical condition. We recommend drinking a lot of water afterwards and trying to relax as much as possible. Avoid having caffeine, smoking or drinking alcohol afterwards.
Can I have reflexology during fertility treatment or during pregnancy?
Women at any stage of trying to conceive, whether naturally or through fertility treatment, should absolutely try reflexology to aid in their journey to pregnancy. Pregnant women in their second and third trimesters can definitely benefit from the relaxing aspects of reflexology and it is absolutely safe to do so. However it is not advised to have treatments in your first trimester.
- Is there ever a time when reflexology is not advisable?
Reflexology is not advisable if you suffer from any of the following: any contagious skin disease such as impetigo, scabies, chicken pox or mumps; severe psoriasis or eczema; are under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs; internal bleeding; severe varicose veins; any form of infection, disease or fever; diarrhea; vomiting; severe bruising; athlete's foot; localised swelling; open skin; rash; burn; sunburn; scar tissue, haematoma; or recent fractures.
How do I book an appointment
If you would like to book an individual treatment in your home, you can do so online here. If you would like to arrange a corporate booking, please click here for more information.
What if I have to cancel my appointment?
To view our full list of terms and conditions, including our cancellation policy, please click here.