What to expect in a session
What you should know.
I am not a doctor. I do not diagnose, nor prescribe. Reflexology is a CAM – Complementary and Alternative Medicine – in the same category as acupuncture, chiropractic care and massage. Reflexology can be used alongside traditional medicine therapies or completely on its own to help the body achieve homeostasis so that it can heal itself. It is non-invasive, drug-free, and uses nothing but acupressure points to influence body systems.
How long is a session?
A typical session is approximately 70 minutes, with the actual reflexology treatment about 60 minutes. For the first 10 minutes you will enjoy a warm foot bath while we discuss what is going on with your health, and what issues you would like to address for that day’s session. For your first appointment, an 80 minute session is required so that we can review your Health Intake Form and health history.
What happens during a session?
You are fully clothed. You remove your shoes and socks and sit in a chair for a warm foot bath while we go over your health intake form. We will discuss your current and past health history and identify what goals you have for the session or treatment series. This is the time to identify what you would like to work on and I can answer any questions you may have about reflexology.
After we have discussed your history and goals, we will move to a zero gravity treatment chair where you will be reclined and the session will begin. I start with some flowing moves to warm your feet up and get them relaxed, then I work on each foot, one at a time, using my thumb and fingers or a reflexology stick to apply alternating pressure on specific points across your feet and ankles. During this work, we may find some areas of your feet that are more tender than others. This is good information as it gives us an idea about what meridian blockages may be present, or what is out of balance in your body relating to potential or existing health issues and we can work those areas with extra emphasis.
Many clients experience deep relaxation and some even begin to dream or enter a meditative state. You may feel a tingling or warm sensation in various parts of your body as I work the reflex points on your feet. You may feel the release of tension and loosening of tight muscles throughout your body as the session progresses. You may fall asleep.
What to wear.
In a session, I will work primarily on your feet, working no more than 7 inches above your ankles. As such, please wear loose fitting clothing on your legs so that I have good access to those areas.
Will it tickle?
Reflexology uses slow, steady deep pressure and it is highly unlikely that you will find it ticklish. Reflexology works deep into the tissues and around joints with specific and intentional movements causing whole body relaxation and calm.