Gidea Park near Romford,Hornchurch,Rainham
Opening hours 7am to 10pm
7 days a week
What is dementia?
Dementia occurs when your brain or that of your loved one is affected by a debilitating disease that impair its performance.
What is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia whereby plaques and tangles develop around the brain which mean that brain cells gradually die over time.
What are the symptoms of the disease?
Difficulty performing everyday tasks e.g. toilet
Problems with speech
Problems with understanding
Disorientation with time and place
Poor/ decreased judgement e.g. dressing
Problems keeping track of things
Mood swings or changes
Changes in their personality e.g. irritability
Loss of initiative
I know someone with Alzheimer’s/ dementia and they have different symptoms?
Yes the above are just a guide to the common factors, but even within this there are many different forms that this takes. Read case studies to see how we affected real people with Alzheimer’s.
My loved one is on medication and is monitored by doctors, will reflexology affect this?
Reflexology works by balancing the body and bringing about natural homeostasis. In so doing it will have no negative effects on the treatment your doctors are providing. We have experience of working with the memory clinic, read our case study.
How long does it take to see results?
Everyone is different, but generally it only takes a few weeks to start seeing some
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Can you stop Alzheimer’s/ dementia then?
No I’m afraid we can’t. We work with the symptoms of the disease to improve quality of life for both the patient and also their carers’ upon whom this can have a profound effect. For instance, if you’re not sleeping and the person you are caring for suddenly starts sleeping again, you can too and you’re then stronger to deal with things during the day.
Is there a consultation process?
Yes there is. We’ll email you through a form to complete before you come along to your first session. You can complete this in excel and send it back to us, or if its easier you can print it out and bring it with you when you come. Either way, we’ll discuss it with you before you start your sessions to ensure we’re both sure of what we’re trying to achieve.
This form is confidential between you and your therapist.
The person coming for the treatment can no longer complete the form themselves, am I OK to do it for them?
Yes of course in this instance, we’d just need you to sign to say you are their carer.
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 a reflexology session, the person sits in a chair or if that isn’t possible we can work on a massage bed. Their socks are removed and we rest them on a comfortable pillow and then work one foot and then the other with a specialist routine that we develop around the needs of the disease and the symptoms the person is experiencing.
How will I feel after reflexology?
Most people feel really relaxed after reflexology and sometimes a bit spaced out for a few minutes afterwards as they’ve completely relaxed. After this, most people will then feel rejuvenated and full of energy.
It is possible to experience some aches and pains for around 24 hours after your treatment as the body flushes the toxins that have been released. In order to speed this process along it is important to drink lots of water after reflexology.
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 my wife who had not slept more than a few hours a night was
sleeping through -
Within 4 weeks my mother was remembering things that she wouldn’t have previously and was also much less prone to incontinence.
We trialled my wife coming off her medication along with her doctors to see whether
it was the reflexology that was making the difference -
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