Clients usually find relief
after several sessions but may get results even after one session.The total number of sessions, and their
frequency, will depend on the body's individual requirements and the
reflexologist will discuss this with their clients.
Are there any side effects?
There are very few side
effects to a session because reflexology is not intrusive.Directly after a session, clients are
either very relaxed or feel highly alert and refreshed.As the body flushes out toxins, one
common side effect reported is an increased number of visits to the bathroom.
Does it tickle? Lots of people worry that
they can't have reflexology because they're ticklish, but it isn't a problem.
Light but firm pressure is applied to the feet in such a way as to relax the
nervous system in a matter of moments.Therefore even the most sensitive individual soon realizes reflexology
is not ticklish.
Does it hurt?
Experienced, trained hands
can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet.During a session the reflexologist works on these points to
release blockages, restore the flow of energy and help the nervous system to
achieve normal functioning.Occasionally releasing these blockages can cause discomfort during a
will always work within the threshold of the client.
Are there times when reflexology cannot be done?
Although a serious reaction
to a reflexology session is rare, there are situations when the use of
reflexology is not appropriate.
veins which are dilated, knotty and irregular shaped veins with incompetent
fractures, recent surgeries, or severe sprains of the foot or ankle
or infectious diseases or anything that appears to be such on the client’s foot
unless checked out by a doctor first(athlete’s foot [tinea], streptococcus infection, or anything that looks
like an infection, etc.)
ulcers, open wounds and/or sores which are oozing fluids on the feet
toe nails or corns*
organ transplant until a release is obtained from the physician
early stages of induced labor until a release is obtained from the physician
*One can usually work safely with an extremely light touch
around or on these problem areas.However, the professional reflexologist always uses discretion when
working on a client with chronic and/or degenerative diseases like diabetes,
multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, cancers, etc.
The above contraindications
are the primary contraindications implemented by the national reflexology board
(ARCB).There may in fact be
professional reflexologist will discuss them with you and your doctor on a case
by case basis.
Do Reflexologists diagnose medical conditions? No, it is important to know that Reflexologists:
no treat for specific illness or disease but rather treat for overall health
not recommend over-the-counter medications, vitamins or herbs.
not prescribe or adjust prescription medication.
The above are acts that can be construed as
practicing medicine without a license and are subject to full penalty of the
law.A professional reflexologist
must adhere to the codes and ethics listed above.These rules are mandated by the national certification board
(ARCB).For a more complete
listing of standards, ethics, and codes of practice, please consult the
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