Frequently Asked Questions
What can I expect when I arrive for my Reflexology treatment?
Please wear comfortable loose clothing and arrive 20 minutes before treatment begins to complete a pre-assessment form. You may lie in a supine position on a treatment table, or sit in a chair, fully clothed. All you need to do is remove your shoes and socks. I begin with some deep breathing meditation techniques to ground us both before treatment begins. This leads to a more relaxed, “intuitive” treatment.
Next, I clean your feet with a light solution of witch hazel mixed with soap and water. Then I apply relaxation and stretching techniques to your foot, while I assess the foot like a “map” of your whole body.
What can I expect after my first Reflexology treatment?
You may feel Reflexology results after the first treatment or you may need several treatments, depending on how your body reacts to Reflexology therapy. I encourage any feedback during and after the treatment. After a Reflexology treatment, your body releases toxins, which indicates the treatment is working well. I always encourage you to drink plenty of water after the treatment to clean out the toxins and hydrate yourself.
Following treatment, I provide take-home Reflexology techniques to enhance your Reflexology experience during the week. Some people initially feel the following effects right after a treatment, and then feel longer term effects after a few more treatments.
What are the initial treatment effects of Reflexology?
- Great fatigue initially
- Increased flatulence and bowel movements
- Pain relief
- More energy
- General aches after 1 day (toxins releasing)
- Improved sleep
- Very calm and grounded
What are the long-term treatment effects of Reflexology?
- Relaxed muscles and body awareness
- Released toxins mentally and physically
- Calmer mind and mental awareness
- Increased circulation of blood, lymph, digestion
- Improved sleep patterns
- Relaxed nervous system
- Increased energy and stamina
- Stronger immune system
- Very calm and grounded
- Reduced stress and anxiety… and more
When should I see a Foot Specialist or Doctor instead of a Reflexologist for treatment?
- If you have contracted an infectious disease, a high fever, deep vein thrombosis, an unstable risk pregnancy, a severe heart condition, or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, then you should reconsider taking treatment at this time, and visit your Doctor for approval of treatment.
- If you have a broken foot, ankle or severe chronic foot pain, it is recommended to see a Foot Specialist or Doctor for initial treatment, assessment and approval to be treated by a Reflexologist.
- Reflexologists do not prescribe medication, diagnose, treat specific conditions, or use any tools (unless trained).