Mary Rush Reflexology in the Derbyshire Dales

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take?
The first session includes a short consultation, where I take details of your medical history. This should take half an hour. The treatment lasts for 50 minutes.

What happens in a typical session.
This youtube clip shows a typical session

Why do you need a consultation?
This is so that I can tailor the treatment to your neads. It also helps me to plan further treatments.

How many sessions would I need?
This depends on your aims for the treatment. Ideally I would suggest 4 to 6 weekly treatment, then reviewing and moving down to fortnightly and then monthly. This it totally up to you.

Do I have to undress?
You remain fully clothed, all you need to do is remove your shoes and socks.

Is it painful and does it tickle?
Reflexology is a non-invasive treatment, there maybe areas on your feet that are tender, but the treatment should not hurt. Please say something so that I can alter the treatment or the pressure that I use. Occasionally it can be ticklish, however by changing the pressure this will be elevated. I have treated many people with ticklish and sensitive feet who have enjoyed there session.

What's the process?
After the consultation, you move to the reflexology chair and take of your shoes and socks. I then tip the chair to its backwards position and make sure you are comfortable. I will clean your feet using ecological sourced wipes, then greet your feet and put wax on them. You get a choice of wax. I have industry quality moogwax of different aromas, including plain. I also use a locally sourced chocolate massage cream. The treatment starts, I work on each foot alternatively.

What conditions can it help?
Reflexology has been used in Chinese medicine to treat a wide range of complaints. It is a complementary holistic medicine that can work alongside conventional medicine.
It can help with restoring balance and circulation within the body, reduce stress and promote general wellbeing.
I have training working with clients who are trying to conceive.

Do you do sessions in people's homes as well as in your consulting rooms?
I am a mobile service, bringing everything to you.

How much does it cost?
A foot treatment costs £30. Treatments for specific conditions, such as fertility reflexology, are more. Payment is best before the treatment, so that you don't have to worry about anything afterwards except relaxing. It can be done with cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Why does a Neals Yard Pamper party cost nothing?
At a pamper party you have a talk about the Neals Yard Products, a look through all the products and get to try samples, which is great. I do a free facial and a free demonstration reflexology session. If anyone wants a reflexology taster after that they pay £5. You then get the chance to bug products. The Host gets a FREE GIFT!

Do I need to bring anything?
I bring everything to you.

Do I need to do anything after my appointment.
Follow the aftercare advice.
Take the time to relax. This gives your body time to start the healing process, and gives you time to re-boost your energy.

  • Drink plenty of water. This will hep you flush out any toxins, reduce headache and rehydrate yourself.
  • Eat lightly and healthily
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking and caffeine.
  • Avoid strenuous activity.
  • Avoid undertaking a long drive.

    What conditions are contraindicated? Is it safe?
    Reflexology is a non invasive treatment that is safe for many conditions. There are a few conditions that I will not be able to treat you. These are:
    • Undiagnosed sever pain, this should always be diagnosed by a doctor.
    • Organ transplants, since reflexology tries to bring about homeostasis it may cause drugs to not work or for the body to reject the “foreign” body.
    • Aeroplane flights
    • Diarrhoea/vomiting
    • Unstable heart conditions
    • Haemorrhage. This needs medical attention.
    • Drugs/alcohol. These will affect the reflexology treatment.
    • Deep vein thrombosis. Reflexology might dislodge the clot which then might move around the body.
    • Medical tests or procedures. Reflexology might interfere with these processes.
    • Gangrene. Since this is the death of tissue this needs medical attention.
    • Fever
    • Localised contradiction affect a small area which should not be worked on. These mainly include cuts, bruises, and fractures on the foot area.



  • There are certain conditions that I need to know about and discuss them with you first. It does not mean that you can not have a session. These are:

  • Undiagnosed pain
  • Aneurisum
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Injury to the feet
  • Unstable heart condition
  • Some types f medications
  • Osteoporosis
  • Phlebitis
  • Surgery
  • Pregnancy
  • Thyroidism
  • Severe varicose veins
  • Verrucae

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