You don’t have to be sick or in pain to receive the benefits that Reflexology has to offer. They can be felt by anyone. However, if you have any of the following conditions, you should speak to your medical doctor before booking an appointment: severe athlete’s foot, varicose veins (in feet), pitted edema, broken bones of the foot or ankle, infections, painful ingrown toenails/corns, gout, warts, recent surgery, or 1st trimester of pregnancy.
What Happens During a Session
During your first session you will be asked to complete a Health History Form. This provides information to your Reflexologist that will help them to determine what kind of pressure will be appropriate and what specific Reflexology modality to use.You will only be asked to remove your footwear and socks if applicable. Reflexology is a very pleasant and relaxing therapy. The session takes place while you lie down comfortably on a massage table and listen to relaxing background music. Your main job is to relax. Some clients even fall asleep. The rest of the work will be done by the practitioner. Clients often experience prompt relaxation but results can also occur 24 to 48 hours later. Some reflexes might be tender to touch. Please advise your Reflexologist so that the pressure can be adjusted. Sessions can last anywhere between 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Please inform your Reflexologist of any allergies before the start of the session! Please note* Special accommodations can be made if severe back pain is present and you are unable to lie down
How Often Should I Have Reflexology?
Reflexology is most effective when initially applied weekly or biweekly and then followed up with supportive sessions at 3 to 4 week intervals or whatever your body tells you that it needs. The ultimate goal is for the client to be able to determine for themselves if and when they require a “tune-up.”
My Feet Art Tickelish Will That Be a Problem?
No. The pressure used in Reflexology is firm and consistent, and ticklish clients have found it to be very soothing.
What is the Difference Between Reflexology and Massage?
Massage deals with touch all over the body with major emphasis on muscular, circulatory and lymphatic systems. Reflexology, concentrates on the central nervous system using just the feet, hands and outer ears. Reflexology not only helps the muscular, circulatory and lymphatic systems as massage does, but it also affects the body internally to promote health and wellness to the nervous system, organ system, endocrine system and skeletal system. Reflexology allows the client to stay fully clothed while only requiring the footwear to be removed. The Reflexologist will only touch the feet, hands and outer ears, not the rest of the body.
What is the Difference Between Reflexology and Accupressure?
Both Reflexology and Acupressure are categorized as Reflex Therapies. However, they each work under very different energetic principles and extremely different reflex point locations.
Acupressure deals with over 14 long thin energy lines called meridians that run most of the length of the body. There are more than 800 pressure points along these lines, of which, fewer than 30 are found on the feet and the hands with only one meridian acupressure point on the bottom of the feet, and only one meridian even coming close to the ear, in the crease behind the ear.
Reflexology, in contrast, has an entire reflex map of the body of the feet, a second complete reflex map of the body on the hands and a third complete reflex map of the body on the outer ear.