Aftercare advice

After treatment you will usually feel relaxed and enjoy the benefits of the treatment. It is advisable to drink plenty of water after treatment, cut down on drinks containing caffeine and eat a light meal. These will help the body to eliminate toxins. Resting will also give the body chance to concentrate on healing. Occasionally, reactions to treatment may occur, however these are mainly due to the toxins being released from the body, as the body is rebalancing and cleansing itself. If for any reason, you feel unsure about the reaction, please don’t hesitate to contact me, so that advice can be given and notes added to your consultation form. The following is a list of common reactions:

  • Feeling relaxed and a sense of well being
  • Feeling drowsy or tired, yawning, eyes watering. If tired, go with the feeling and lie down for a rest
  • Increased energy
  • Heightened emotions (high or low)
  • Increased or altered bowel movements, if digestive system has been stimulated
  • Increase in the need to pass urine more often as the kidney flushes out toxins
  • Runny nose, sneezing or nose bleeds

Sometimes you may find that you have a magnification of current symptoms, e.g.

  • Bad back may feel worse before benefits are felt
  • Skin conditions/rashes may become worse before improving
  • A feeling of nausea with stomach problems
  • Cold like symptoms or a cough to clear respiratory problems
  • Arthritic conditions may worsen before feeling easier

These reactions, although uncomfortable, will only be temporary, as the body eliminates the toxins and will usually disappear within 24/48 hours, leaving you feeling refreshed and full of energy. With subsequent treatments, you will usually find that the reactions are milder. If you should suffer any severe reactions, contact the doctor and notify your therapist.

To get the full benefit from reflexology, you may need a course of treatments, rather than a ‘one off’ in order for full benefits to be achieved. It takes time for the body to heal something which may have been building up for months or years.