Covid-19 Secure Hygiene Measures
For the safety of clients and myself during the Covid-19 pandemic, I have introduced extensive hygiene measures following the guidance of the UK Government and The Association of Reflexologists. I have received the Covid vaccination and undertake lateral-flow testing twice weekly. To allow for deep cleaning there will be a longer time period between appointments.
What hasn’t changed?
The reflexology – you will receive the same therapeutic benefits, reducing stress and restoring balance to the body. (Currently offering foot reflexology only).
The relaxation – your special hour of total calm, improving your well-being and giving you much needed ‘time-out’.
Care and empathy – the same attention to your needs and bespoke, holistic treatment.
Risk assessment – I will call you before your appointment to go through a short risk assessment relating to Covid-19.
Face coverings – we will both need to wear a face covering to reduce possible transmission of the disease, so please bring one with you.
Hand sanitiser – I will ask you to sanitise your hands as you enter and leave (sanitiser is provided).
Blankets – I have had to minimise all soft furnishings so please bring a blanket with you for extra comfort.
Drinking water – it is important to drink plenty of water following reflexology. Please bring your own bottle of water.
Payment – please avoid cash payments where possible. You can pay by card or bank transfer.
Consultations – if you are visiting me for the first time you will have a medical history and lifestyle consultation (this is normal practice). Consultations will now be carried out via the phone prior to your appointment to minimise the time we need to spend face-to-face.
Social distancing – please observe social distancing whenever possible.
Your First Reflexology Discovery Session
Your first visit will begin with a Discovery Session. A comprehensive medical and lifestyle questionnaire is completed and we will discuss your goals that you would like reflexology to help with. You will then be able to relax and have a full investigatory treatment. I will note down any areas of imbalance which, along with the findings from your consultation, will enable me to build a personal, holistic treatment plan.
Subsequent Reflexology Sessions
We will begin with a short discussion about your progress since your last visit, or any additional concerns or issues you may have. I will then adapt my treatment plan as necessary. I may deliver your treatment on the feet, hands or ears, or a combination of each, as I work synergistically to give the most effective treatment for your presenting condition/s. I will also offer aftercare advice and show you how to maximise your treatment by working the reflexes on your hands at home.
Frequently asked questions
Will it hurt?
The pressure is firm in most cases but it shouldn’t hurt. You may also feel discomfort on reflexes that are out of balance or congested. We will work together to ensure that the pressure is both comfortable and effective for you.
I’m ticklish. Will I be able to have reflexology?
Yes. Reflexology involves a degree of pressure and most clients are able to accept this without problems. If, however, your feet are still too tickly we can continue with hand/auricular reflexology.
What should I wear?
Please wear loose, comfortable clothing so that you can gain maximum relaxation. It is helpful if you are able to roll up trousers and sleeves to the knee and elbow. I will place a blanket over you for extra warmth.
Do you need any information from me?
During the initial Discovery Session, I will ask you about your medical history and lifestyle. I will also ask you about any medication that you are currently taking. You can be confident that this information is kept strictly confidential in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please see 'More Info' for further guidance on what happens to your information.
Can I have reflexology if I’m pregnant?
Yes; you can have reflexology providing your general health is good, as there are some contraindications where reflexology is inappropriate. Many mums-to-be find it very calming and relaxing. Please contact your GP for advice before booking your reflexology appointment.
How will reflexology make me feel?
Each person can react differently. Some clients feel relaxed and calm following reflexology; others feel invigorated and energised. Many clients have reported symptoms such as a runny nose, increased urination or increased bowel movements. This is a good indication that the treatment is working well and that toxins are moving out of the body.
Is reflexology the same as a foot massage?
No. I use precise techniques to stimulate reflexes which correspond to the systems of the body. I may also use hand and auricular (ear) reflexology.
Can reflexology diagnose what is wrong with me?
No. Reflexology is a complementary therapy which aims to encourage healing and reduce stress. It is used to maintain good health and well-being. Reflexology does not aim to replace conventional medicine. Please consult your GP if you are concerned about your health.
How may sessions will I need?
It will depend on your condition and health goals. It is unrealistic to expect problems that may have developed over some time, to have significantly improved after one visit. The speed of response also varies between individuals. I normally recommend 4 to 6 weekly sessions. This may be reduced to fortnightly and monthly maintenance visits.
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This technique originates from the various forms of acupuncture and acupressure of the ear. Auricular reflexology can be used for most disorders and is particularly effective for pain relief and joint stiffness. Medicinal ear seeds (from the vaccaria plant) are used to reinforce a treatment between sessions and to provide a self-help option.
Our bodies and minds are inextricably linked. NEPIP focuses on the nervous, endocrine and immune systems of the body and how the psychology of the mind adversely affects health and resistance to disease. This is an amazing and relatively new reflexology technique which is very effective for stress management. Currently, the study of NEPIP techniques is exclusive to Level 5 practitioners.
Limbic reflexology focuses on emotional responses and our response to the experience of pain. A specialist technique working reflex areas on the feet corresponding to the subcortical structures and nuclei of the brain, largely responsible for filtering information from our external, and internal world, and for generating our autonomic and behaviour responses to that information.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), meridians are perceived to be a network of pathways conveying energy and blood (lifeforce) around the body. Points along the meridians are used in acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). In reflexology, acupoints are worked on the feet, lower legs, hands and forearms. The results of a treatment can be enhanced by incorporating meridian channels.
Reflexology for Mental Health
The physical, mental and emotional benefits of reflexology make it particularly helpful for mental health related issues. Chi/energy balancing techniques, based upon Traditional Chinese Medicine, provide extra support either as a stand-alone treatment or used alongside clinical reflexology.
*Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus pandemic, initial consultations will be carried out by phone prior to your first appointment. Your first reflexology session will last 60 mins as we will have already completed the consultation.
Private Health Cash Plans
CNHC (Complementary & Natural Health Care Council) registration is recognised for reimbursement with a number of private health cash plan providers. Jan Johnson is registered with CNHC which means that clients who are members of the relevant plans can claim for the full or partial cost of reflexology treatments.
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Methods of payment accepted - cash, card and bank transfer.