Data Protection and Confidentiality
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has a legal protection for personal information since May 2018. Full details of your rights can be found at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.
Details taken during consultation sessions are fully confidential. If kept on my computer they are password protected. Written consultations are kept in a locked filing cabinet. My insurance company requires me to keep notes for 7 years after your last appointment. I also keep notes of our individual session as a benefit to ongoing sessions. As a full member of the Association of Reflexologists (AoR), I abide by the AoR Code of Practice and Ethics.
The healing process continues after our session has finished so be kind to yourself and taking some time to relax after the sesson. It is important that you are aware that the body is going through a period of re-balancing and self healing. I recommended that you drink water following the session to hydrate the body whilst it is eliminate impurities.
Any recommendations about nutrition, exercise or physical conditions given at the booked session are provided as helpful support and guidance. You are responsibility for seeking professional medical advice as a means to decide the right choices for your health.
Complementary NOT Alternative
These treatments are complementary, not alternative, to any medication support for serious conditions. They can provide a natural opportunity to manage symptoms and calm stress and anxiety. Please continue to seek the support of medical professionals if you have a medical condition. Or seek the advice of your GP for any health concerns.
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology does not tickle, includes a lovely foot massage and the stimulation of reflexology points in the feet. It is safe to do on babies, elderly, infirm and during pregnancy.
Your feet have 7000 nerves that link into your parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic nervous system reduces the 'fight and flight' stress response in the body... stimulating a rest, restore and self heal response.
There is also an ancient understanding that Meridian lines control the flow of energy and nerve communication through the holistic body. This is the same ancient understanding of the body used in acupuncture.
The result is a rebalancing of the body, with a provien reduction in stress, health wellbeing, improved sleep, boost in mental clarity, energy and deep inner calm.
This list contains conditions I cannot treat, or can only treat with confirmation from your GP. Other illness and diseases not listed may also be considered contraindications. After signing the consultation form it is your responsibility to ensure I am updated on any changes to medical history :
- First trimester of Pregnancy
- Contagious medical conditions
- Unstable heart conditions
- Pace Maker
- Acute undiagnosed pain
- Under influence of drugs/alcohol
- Type 1 diabetes
- During Chemotherapy/radium treatment
- Breaks/fractures to area of treatment
- Recent scar tissue on area of treatment
- On or below varicose veins
I cannot treat feet that have contagious conditions such as verruca, athletes foot, nail infection etc. Vinyl Gloves may be used in these instances. I cannot treat unclean feet for hygiene reasons.
I cannot do this therapy if you have any of the below:
- Perforated eardrum
- Ear drains
- Ear operation (within the last 3 months)
- Recently syringed ears
- Cochlear implants
- Current or recent ear infection
if you have any of the contra-indications below, please seek medical advice.
- Severe polyhydramnios or oligohydramnios
- Placenta previa (if this is grade ii – iv sometimes it is advisable to cease treatments from 32 weeks)
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Vaginal bleeding