What to expect from your treatment

When you first visit me for a treatment, a detailed medical history will be taken. You will be asked to remove your socks and shoes and will then be seated on a recliner chair or lying down on a massage table. I will initially examine your feet before commencing with the precise massage movements. This particular type of massage involved requires the application of a firm pressure using the side and end of the thumb. In some instances, the fingers may also be employed. 

All areas on both feet will be massaged. Areas corresponding to parts of the body which are out of balance will feel uncomfortable or tender when massaged and the degree of tenderness will indicate the degree of imbalance. The sensitivity of the feet varies from person to person and the trained practitioner will understand the correct pressure to apply and how to interpret the tenderness felt. The massage should not be very uncomfortable to even the most sensitive of feet and discomfort in a specific reflex is always brief and only lasts as long as the right pressure is being applied.

Each foot can be worked on for 20 to 25 minutes each unless the feet are very painful. If the feet are painful a shorter time is needed. Shorter treatment times are needed for clients with conditions such as diabetes, heart problems or arthritis. However at the end of the session the feet should feel warm and you should be very relaxed. The number of treatment sessions required will vary depending on the condition being treated. 

To increase the massage benefits the client should not do anything too strenuous for some hours after a treatment, however a reflexology treatment can be done twice a week. Following treatment, it is sometimes possible that the eliminating systems of the body become more active in order to rid the body of unwanted toxic matter. However these reactions should not be severe.

Reflexology is a particularly pleasant means of treatment and a means of maintaining the body in good health.