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Reflexology is a gentle, natural complimentary therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body.

Reflexology is the technique of applying gentle pressure to the reflexes on the feet in order to bring about a state of deep relaxation. It stimulates the body's own healing processes and helps a person to return to a state of balance and well being.

Body areas reflecting on the soles of the feet

First visit

A reflexology session begins with the practitioner conducting a brief health history, checking for reasons why reflexology might not be the best choice of therapy for you. You may be asked to sign a consent form.

What is a typical treatment

The practitioner may choose to work on the feet or the hands.

If the reflexologist chooses to work on your feet, you will lie or sit down, remaining fully clothed except for your shoes and socks.

Generally a session lasts between 45-60 minutes when practitioner will be applying gentle pressure to the reflexes on the feet (or hands) in order to bring about a state of deep relaxation. You can rest or talk during the session at your discretion. Feedback during the session is encouraged, and of course, you can request that the session stop at any time.

What you can experience

Experiences with reflexology sessions vary from a general sense of relaxation and rest to a conscious awareness internally of the area of the body where the practitioner is working through the foot or hand.

Many people experience a "lightness" or tingling in the body, as well as feelings of warmth, a sense of "opening," or "energy moving" from the practitioner's pressure to the specific body area or organ.

Other reactions during the session range from physical to emotional and may include:

What you can expect from Reflexology session

Various reactions may occur following a reflexology session. These, too, are subtle, and are often not recognized by many people as a result of the reflexology therapy. Many of the reactions are positive signs that the session is part of a healing process; other symptoms are indicative of the body's attempts to return to a state of balance and harmony. Symptoms usually last for 24-48 hours. Reactions may include:

Number of sessions needed

The number of sessions varies and is determined by your health and reasons for seeking reflexology. But in general, results from reflexology are often subtle and are cumulative. Thus, you are more likely to see greater benefits from regular sessions (for example, once a week for six weeks) than if you had a session once every six months. If you are dealing with a specific illness or condition, you may need to have more frequent sessions. A general recommendation might be to begin with a session every week for 6-8 weeks, followed by a "tune-up" every four weeks.

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