I qualified as a reflexologist in 2008  – receiving a level 3 diploma from the awarding body VTCT.  The course was complex and covered a full college year but by golly it was interesting.  Right from the beginning I was ‘hooked’ (there is a term in reflexology called ‘thumb hooking’ which is one of the ways to manipulate the pressure points in the foot).

I have been practicing as a mobile therapist since then but am finding more frequently that people prefer to escape from the reminders at home of the chores they have still to do or the errands which need to be run.  So, for this reason, I now have access to a couple of well established salons around the East Lancashire area (Blackburn/Burnley/Accrington) if this is what you would prefer.

To enable a mobile appointment you will need to have a quiet space which has room to fit my reflexology chair (a similar size to a sun lounger chair), it reclines all the way back to almost horizontal, giving me great access to the feet and providing a very comfortable, almost floating on air, experience.

At the first appointment you will be asked to complete a consultation form which should take approximately 5 minutes and then we will have a quick chat for 10 minutes or so about the information you have supplied.  This is a very important part of the treatment as it is necessary to have some medical information, especially in connection with the endocrine system (hormones), prior to carrying out reflexology.

During the treatment it is ideal if the light is reduced slightly to give a more relaxed atmosphere and I bring a selection of soothing music as reflexology does not work well when administered to the current Top 40 or to your child’s Pop Party Hits.  You will only be required to remove shoes and socks although trousers may be rolled up slightly to provide access for the general massage of the lower leg.  The feet will be refreshed using tea-tree spray or wipes and you will have a choice of talc, cream or oil for the treatment.  After an initial 15 minute massage, to warm the feet and muscles, you will be asked to concentrate on your breathing whilst you relax ready for a treatment which lasts around 40 minutes.  You will be left for 5 minutes to make the most of every last second of relaxation time. Finally, you will be given a complimentary bottle of water to drink.  Water is very important to help the body rid its toxins.

Reflexology can help with all manor of ailments but is most effective with non muscular-skeletal ailments such as digestive problems, hormonal imbalances, sluggish circulation and through to headaches and sinus problems.  It is based on the meridian lines in the body which are associated with accupuncture/accupressure and were first used in ancient China.  Energy is moving around the body all the time but sometimes, if there is a blockage, that energy will become sluggish and the associated parts of your body will begin to feel the effects.  The blockages can feel like crystals in the feet and these crystals need breaking down over a course of sessions to get the full benefit of reflexology treatment. Go on – have a feel – you know you’re dying to.  Have a feel around the edge of the ball of your foot just under your little toe.  If you sit at a desk all day I can almost guarantee that you will have crystals at that point.  You may find that the side of one foot is worse than the other.  Just stop and think about your shoulders – do you get a burning sensation, pain or tingling when you are working?  A course of treatments will help to break down those crystals, free that energy and get your shoulder back to being pain free.

Prices

Initial consultation plus 1 hour reflexology treatment – £30                                                                                                                                                 further reflexology sessions (1 hour) – £25                                                                                                                                                                                     course of 6 sessions (1 free) – £125

Additional feet treats:

dry skin filing – £3.00                                                                                                                                                                                       Toe nails – file and varnished – £8.00                                                                                                                                                                         Toe nails – file and gel polished £12.50                                                                                                                                                             Luxury reflexology session (including dry skin & nail treatments) £32.

NB – there is a supplement of £5 for any home visit which is more than 15 miles away from the office based at BB1 5QB

Drop me a line at services@slsolutions-nw.co.uk to book one or more appointment(s) for yourself or as a gift.  Give the gift of relaxation – everybody will thank you for it.