Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What should I expect for my first reflexology treatment?

 

Reflexology is not a foot massage – it works by stimulating the nervous system through pressure points, to restore balance to your body, and strengthen your body’s natural healing processes.
You didn’t get this way overnight. Chronic issues will require ongoing treatments.

Your first treatment always involves a full assessment of your body’s current state and needs. This allows your reflexologist to develop a treatment plan to suit your unique circumstances.

Expect to need at least 3 to 5 treatments- one session per week, to gain momentum for the healing process.

Here are some other tips for making the most of your first treatment:

  • Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes.

  • Avoid heavy meals before and after your session.

  • Allow 90 minutes for every session.

  • Fill out form beforehand to the best of your knowledge. Remember, anything that stands out in your mind could be relevant.

  • Honesty is key – help your reflexologist truly understand your situation by being open and honest about any issues.

 

What should I expect during my reflexology treatment?

 

First and foremost, expect to be relaxed! A lot of my clients drift off to sleep during their treatment, which is ideal, since this is the state or parasympathetic mode in which the body makes its repairs.  
 
Reflexology affects the Parasympathetic Nervous System, which is responsible for the body’s ability to recuperate and return to a balanced state, known as homeostasis, after experiencing pain or stress. We typically hear of the Sympathetic Nervous System as the "fight or flight" response, whereas the Parasympathetic is often called the "relax and renew" response.
 
Here are some other very common responses during a treatment:

  • Perspiration of hands or feet

  • Sensation of being cold or chilled

  • Feeling light-headed 

  • Coughing

  • Laughing, crying or other emotional release

  • Sighing deeply

  • An overwhelming desire to sleep

  • Disappearance of all pain and discomfort

  • Tension relief and relaxation of muscles

  • Becoming very thirsty

  • Stomach gurgling

  • Tingling sensations

 

What should I expect after my reflexology treatment?

 

Some people doubt the effectiveness of reflexology when they notice that some past symptoms crop up along the way. This actually means that you are on the right track. Hering's Law of Cure, the basis for all healing, states that healing will occur first 'from the head down', 'from the inside out', and lastly, 'in reverse order'.


What this means for clients is that in order for healing to be possible, it first begins with positive thinking, then with the most critical organs, and then with the symptoms that have been supressed by the body in reverse order. The best thing to do is let go of your preconceived notions of how your healing process should go, and simply trust the process.

Don't be surprised if you feel some detox symptoms as well, such a fatigue, headaches or cold/flu symptoms. This means the treatment is working!

Aftercare for your treatment:

  • Drink plenty of water

  • Eat a light meal, avoid high fats or proteins

  • Try to avoid cow's milk

  • Go for a walk or other form of light exercise

  • Yoga, meditation, breathing exercises can also improve effectiveness of your treatment

  • Relax with an Epsom salt bath

  • Use dry brushing to improve circulation

  • Get plenty of rest

 

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