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FAQs

FAQ’s

Do we diagnose?

Our principle of diagnosis is very different to that of mainstream medicine. Reflexologists use a differential diagnosis, usually taking many other factors and variables into consideration such as behavioural patterns and environmental factors that may also affect a client’s health. We don’t have the means to diagnose anything and neither would we like to. We are here to facilitate you with a sense of wellbeing with a view to reducing any dis-ease you may have.

How many treatments do I need?

This is a common question without a definitive answer. Treatments are based on individual needs. They are structured to support ‘what’ you are being treated for. If your condition is acute, a quick succession of treatments followed by a monthly session may be advisable. Chronic conditions require a more focussed approach where treatment may be more consistent to provide continual support. A treatment plan with outcomes will be discussed and agreed with every client and can change if/when required.

Will there be any side effects?

Side effects are mostly experienced, although not isolated to, new treatments. They can be varied and range from increased urination to headaches and lethargy. Any responses following a treatment are usually bearable and a sign that the treatment has had a positive effect toward the healing process. They are often viewed as a natural outcome as the body attempts to heal itself. Ensuring that you hydrate your body after treatment and avoid alcohol will increase your sense of wellbeing, resilience and health. Side effects usually last 48 hours at the most. If you are ever in doubt Mandala Flow would always recommend that you contact your GP to rule out any another cause.

Is Reflexology just a foot massage?

No – you knew we were going to say that didn’t you!

Reflexology is a holistic non-evasive touch therapy of the feet, hands, face and ears whereby pressure is applied to reflexes and acupoints, mainly using our thumbs and fingers to help stimulate the body’s own healing process.

Is healing energy religious?

We believe you should decide. However, as reflexologists we see energy (life energy) as a tangible entity that can be moved in and around the body at any time during a treatment that sometimes can be difficult to explain.

Why is it important to drink water after treatments?

Drinking water is very important as it helps keep the body hydrated and more importantly flush unwanted toxins into the lymph and out of the body.

Do I tell my Doctor that I am receiving treatment?

It may be advisable to inform your doctor of your decision to receive treatments. Reflexology can help reduce stress levels and aid circulation of blood and lymph; this may have an effect on your medication, specifically the dose.

Do I have to remove my clothes?

Before a reflexology treatment we only require you to remove your shoes and socks/stockings. You do not need to remove any clothing for energy medicine, EFT or reiki treatments.

What can I expect to feel during a treatment?

This is a varied answer. Some clients report having a switched off, relaxing feeling whereas others feel a buzzing sensation moving around the body. Feeling heat or cool on the areas being worked is also common, as well as a sense of calm within. We are often told that treatments bring about a sense of clarity to the client and they leave with a can do attitude to life – we like that one!

Are there times when you would not treat?

Absolutely, although every client is different. Many factors could affect our ability to treat. Some are: the types and or dose of medication, any other treatments being undertaken, life force, the condition presented with. In particular extra care is always required to treat heart conditions, diabetes and pregnancy. In these instances, we would discuss a treatment plan to make allowances where required. If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to contact us for a discussion of your specific requirements.

What happens if the treatment doesn't meet my expectations?

This can happen and it is only natural. Like everything in life we have an opinion, feeling or instinct about people, things and what can be good for us. If you have received a treatment and felt no change/improvement or that it simply wasn’t what you expected we would be only too happy to refer you to another service.

How much do treatments cost?

All of our treatments are £45 and last for 55 minutes.

Cancellation policy.

We would appreciate 24 hours notice where possible so we can try to fill the space at no cost. However, notice of 12 hours will incur a flat fee of £15 to cover the cost of the room and less than 12 hours notice would require full payment, unless agreed otherwise with your practitioner in the case of an emergency.