During your first session the reflexologist will ask you some questions about your medical history, lifestyle and health. To be kept under the rules of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). The reflexologist will use this to help decide which areas on your feet to treat. You will be asked to take off your shoes and socks and sit in a reclining chair, or lie on a treatment table, so that the therapist can examine and treat your feet. If wearing trousers, please make sure they are loose enough to be rolled up. The therapist will start by gently massaging your foot to help you relax. Then will use their fingers and thumbs to apply pressure to specific points of the feet. Some therapists use oils or lotions to lubricate the skin. Pressure in some areas may feel sensitive or uncomfortable, but should not be painful. Reflexology sessions are usually 30 minutes to an hour long and a course of treatment normally lasts for six to eight sessions, though this may be extended.