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FAQ's about Reflexology and Reflexologist sessions

Reflexology (sometimes called zone therapy) is a form of alternative therapy in which the nerve endings, primarily in the feet but also in the hands and ears, are stimulated by specific massage techniques to effect changes in another part of the body and thereby creating health and help overcome disease.

Who can benefit from reflexology?

What can reflexology treat?

How often should I have a reflexology treatment?

Is reflexology painful?

What should I wear for reflexology treatment?


What is involved in a reflexology session

Do you have to be ill to have reflexology?

 

FAQ's about Reflexology and Reflexologist sessions



Who can benefit from reflexology?

Reflexology is suitable and safe for all ages including children, the elderly and the sick. Reflexology is safe and drug-free, so any person can partake in reflexology treatment. However if you are receiving treament from a Hospital or your Doctor it may be advisable to seek their advice prior to deciding on reflexology treatment..

 

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What can reflexology treat?
You do not have to be ill or physically suffering to experience the benefits it has to offer. Reflexology treats the mind, body and spirit.
Reflexology is known to be effective for:-
Arthritis
Back pain
Digestive disorders
Hormonal problems
Migraine
Sinusitis
Sleep disorders
Sports injuries
Stress related conditions
And many others
Stress-related ailments and depression, which are becoming more prevalent, is ideal for reflexology treatment. This type of problem can occur at any age and reflexology offers a more natural alternative to anti-depressants.

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How often should I have a reflexology treatment?
Normally once a week is acceptable, sometimes twice a week may be necessary. Often the body needs time to normalise between treatments.

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Is reflexology painful?
No, reflexology is non intrusive and should not be painful because the primary goal is relaxation however there can sometimes be a slight feeling of soreness ot tender around the reflex point that is being treated but this soon passes. If you suffer any discomfort during a healing session dicuss it with your reflexologist.

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What should I wear for reflexology treatment?

You will only be asked to remove your shoes and during treatment it is advisable to wear loose, comfortable clothing as you will be lying in a reclined position for most of the session.

 

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What is involved in a Reflexology session?
The reflexologist aims to provide a feeling of well-being and healing atmosphere for a client. It is usual that before the first session, the client’s medical history is discussed. After an inspection of the feet and hands, the reflexologist will individually stimulate each foot and/or each hand. The bottom, top and sides of the feet and/or hands receive a thorough massage. By taking into account the needs of a client, a reflexologist will vary the amounts of pressure on different areas of the foot and hand. Cream may be applied to the feet at the beginning or end of the reflexology session.It is important that you are comfortable with the stimulation, as relaxation is the primary goal of reflexology, and you need to feel comfortable in order to relax in your session. If at any time you feel discomfort or that the pressure being applied is too much you should inform the reflexologist.The entire process requires approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

 

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Do you have to be ill to have reflexology?
No, reflexology is used to maintain good health as well as treat ill health.
Reflexology attempts to alleviate stress and revitalize the whole body and in so doing the body is much more able to use it's own healing processes.

Read much more about Reflexology in one of these excellent books.....

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