Frequently Asked Questions
What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is scientific study of reflexes and the application of specific techniques that work reflexes in a particular way to produce certain outcomes. The chief outcome of reflexology is to relax the body and improve blood flow, nerve impulses and improve bio-electric energy throughout the body.
Who can benefit from reflexology?
A new born to the very elderly can enjoy a treatment. It is a non intrusive therapy which can be enjoyed by almost everyone. You do not have to have an illness to have Reflexology. Clients who want to alleviate stress can benefit from Reflexology. All ages can benefit from Reflexology, including infants and children.
Can I have a treatment if I am pregnant?
Treatments are very relaxing and can provide a lot relaxation during pregnancy. The therapist should treat a client after their first trimester.
What can you expect at your first Reflexology session?
The practitioner will go over the intake form with the client and discuss how a session will be tailored to their needs. Clients are encouraged to ask questions. The first session is approximately 80 minutes, which comprises of health history, goal setting, discussion, active healing session, answering any questions, going over any findings, and may be assignment of homework to support the healing. Thereafter, sessions are normally 60 minutes in length.
At all sessions, clients will be asked to remove socks and shoes. The feet and/or hands will be cleansed with wet wipes. Other than the removal of socks and shoes, the client is fully dressed. The client sits in an anti-gravity chair for the session. The Reflexology treatment consists of medium thumb and finger pressure applied to feet or/and hand. Powder and/or lotion may be used during the session. Please let the Reflexologist know if you have any allergies.
What will I feel during a Reflexology session?
Many people find reflexology sessions, for the most part, very relaxing. It is not uncommon for clients to fall asleep. Some clients will begin to perspire due to toxins being released from the body. The pressure that is applied is firm, but not painful. If there are painful points on the hands/feet, these are signs of energy blocks at the corresponding body point. The Reflexologist will continue to work the tender spots until energy blocks are released. At any time if the pressure is uncomfortable, let the Reflexologist know and the pressure will be reduced. For people who have ticklish feet, no need to worry, the pressure is a firm touch.
How will I feel after a Reflexology session?
Directly after a session, clients may feel very rested and in a relaxed state of mind. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that she or he is fully alert before proceeding to drive a car.