Reflexology and My Health
What can a reflexologist tell me about my health?
Reflexology assessment takes place as stress cues are evaluated. Stress cues show adaptation to stress in a part of the foot or hand or a reflex area that reflects stress in the body.
- Adaptation is shown by visual signs such as callousing, knobby toes or a bunion.
- Indications of stress are also seen as sensitivity to technique application or touch signs perceived by the reflexologist as technique is applied.
The assessment of such stress cues allows the reflexologist to target areas of stress and to design a session of pressure technique application appropriate to provide relaxation specific to the individual.
A reflexologist cannot diagnosis or prescribe. Also remember reflexology is an adjunct to medical help not a replacement for it.
For information about assessment, see:
Professionals’ guide: The Complete Guide to Foot Reflexology
Consumer guide: My Reflexologist Says Feet Don’t Lie