What is reflexology
Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet.There are “reflex” areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and other parts of the body. For example, the tips of the toes reflect the head, the heart and chest are around the ball of the foot, the liver, pancreas and kidney are in the arch of the foot, and low back and intestines are towards the heel. Reflexology practitioners massage and apply pressure to these reflex areas to stimulate corresponding organs or parts of body in order to sooth your discomfort and restore the balance in your body.
What to expect from the treatment
A complete reflexology therapy session uses many different techniques and includes all of the points on both feet (and perhaps the hands and ears). The session generally starts at the fingers or toes, and works down to the heel of the hand or foot, then works the areas on the sides and top.Each reflexology session begins with the practitioner conducting a brief health history, checking in case reflexology might not be the best choice of therapy for you. The practitioner will explains how reflexology works and what happens during a session.
What will I feel
Most people find reflexology for the most part to be very relaxing.
Reflexology shouldn’t be painful. If you feel discomfort, be sure to tell the reflexologist. He or she should work within your comfort zone. Some areas may be tender or sore, and the reflexologist may spend extra time on these points. The soreness should decrease with pressure. If you’re ticklish, not to worry, the reflexologist applies only firm pressure to the feet.