Gidea Park near Romford,Hornchurch,Rainham
Opening hours 7am to 10pm
7 days a week
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia, also called fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), is a long-
As well as widespread pain, people with fibromyalgia may also have:
increased sensitivity to pain
fatigue (extreme tiredness)
problems with mental processes (known as "fibro-
irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – a digestive condition that causes stomach pain and bloating
What causes fibromyalgia?
It's also suggested some have a genetic predisposition to the condition.
In many cases, the condition appears to be triggered by a physically or emotionally stressful event, such as:
an injury or infection
having an operation
the breakdown of a relationship
the death of a loved one
How does reflexology help fibromyalgia?
Reflexology works pressure points on your feet that correspond to different areas in your body. In so doing, homeostasis (natural balance of your body) can be improved helping your body to work as it did before all of the external stresses and strains of life took their tole on you.
Very often this is a hormonal issue in that your hypothalamus becomes overloaded with the stresses and strains of daily life.
What are the side effects of reflexology?
For 24 to 48 hours following your reflexology session you may feel a little worse, but this usually clears to make people feel on top of the world, full of energy and rejuvenated.
Unlike prescribed drugs, reflexology doesn’t have the associated risks of dependency
or the nasty side-
I am on medication and am monitored by doctors, will reflexology affect this?
As reflexologist's, we aim to balance your body and help it to heal itself. We are happy to work with doctors, but rest assured that reflexology will not decrease the effectiveness of any prescribed medication that you are taking.
How long does it take to see results?
Everyone is different, but generally it only takes a few weeks to start seeing some
dramatic results in behaviour -
Is there a consultation process?
There is. We will send a form over email to you so that you can complete this before you come along to your first session. You can either print this out and bring it with you to your appointment or complete the excel document and email it back before hand. Either way we’ll discuss this with you prior to your session to ensure we’re both on the same page.
This form is confidential between you and your therapist.
Where will I be treated?
Your reflexology treatment will be in a comfortable, calm treatment room with soft lighting. We don’t come out and do home visits we’re afraid.
What will happen during the treatment?
During your reflexology session, you’ll sit in a reclining chair. You’ll remove your shoes and socks and then we’ll wipe your feet and dust with powder to help with traction when working.
We’ll then work one foot and then another with our specialist depression reflexology programme reinforcing particular areas of imbalance as we work.
How will I feel after reflexology?
You’ll generally feel relaxed and then later on alive and have more energy than you have had in a long time.
Gradually over time you should notice that you feel more confident doing the things
that have been problems for you in the past -
Why would I not be able to have a reflexology treatment?
There are a few illnesses which mean reflexology would not be the best holistic therapy for you. In this instance, we wouldn’t be able to treat you with reflexology, but there are plenty of other therapies that would be more suitable and we can help and advise you in making the best choice.
What conditions are not suitable for reflexology?
Contagious or notifiable diseases
Immediately before or after surgery
Under the influence of alcohol or drugs
Immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor
Within the first 3 months of pregnancy
Please Note: Reflexology is a totally safe and complementary treatment (it does not replace medical treatment). If you are in any doubt at all, please consult with your GP or specialist prior to treatment.
1 hour treatments
£60 per single hour
£170 course of 3 treatments
1 ½ hour treatments
£90 per single treatment
2 hour treatments
£120 per two hours
3 booking options
After the first session I was sleeping again, after 4 sessions I was starting to
get on with my life again -
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