What to Expect
What can I expect from a reflexology session?
Reflexology sessions last from 30 minutes to an hour. The client sits in a reclining chair placing the feet conveniently for the reflexologist’s work. The reflexologist use pressure, stretch and movement to work through the whole foot or hand methodically.
Are you seeking a treat or a treatment?
If you’re looking for a relaxing treat, sit back and relax. Or, If you’re looking for a treatment, ask for an on-going assessment of stress cues of the feet; education in the location of reflex areas of the feet or education in how to apply self reflexology techniques. Ask about research relevant to your health concern.
Comfortable technique application
Expect the reflexologist’s application of technique to be within your comfort zone- not too heavy and not too light but at a level within your personal preference. Communicate this preference to the reflexologist.
Reflexology services / Foot massage services
Expect technique application to be “dry,” without the use of oil, cream or lotion. Use of these emollients constitutes a foot massage and not a reflexology session. Use of any tool or instrument is outside the professional scope of practice for a reflexologist.
Feeling of relaxation
You should feel relaxed at the end of a session. How long that relaxation lasts is a good indicator of the effectiveness of the session. Make note of this and tell your reflexologist your response to the session at the next session. This can be helpful information to the reflexologist.
Do not rely on a reflexologist for medical help. The reflexologist is limited to complementing medicine not replacing it.