When Should I Avoid Reflexology
During the first 3 months of pregnancy / high risk pregnancy or if there are any Infections of the feet.
How Many Sessions Should I Have
Its completely up to the client on how many sessions to have and everyone responds differently. To get the best from Reflexology, its best to have regular sessions. Many people settle on having weekly or fortnightly sessions, but many people also benefit from just monthly sessions.
Can I Claim Money Back Through My Health Insurance
Some of my clients are able to claim money back from their health insurance, but do check that they cover Reflexology.
What Happens During A Session
At the start of the session, I will go through a medical form with the client and then the client will be asked to remove shoes, socks and to lay back on a recliner chair. The feet will be cleansed and then relaxed with a short massage using an aqueous cream and then a sequence of thumb movements will be made to all areas on the feet. More attention will be made to the areas that may help with a specific problem. Notes will be taken during the session by marking on a blank foot chart of where reflexes are found and will be kept on record for any future sessions. When a reflex is found, it usually feels either gritty, lumpy, tender, sore or spongy. Sometimes the client will also feel the reflex, circular or pressing thumb movements will be worked on a little longer on these areas.
How Will I Feel Afterwards
Most of my clients usually feel deeply relaxed afterwards (both in the body and mind) and generally over time they have more energy and less pain.
It is advised to drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and spicy foods for 24 hours.