THE NATIONAL REFLEXOLOGY ASSOCIATION
Therapeutic Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that works on the feet, hands, ears and body - enabling the body to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of "imbalance" and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourage healing.

Tensions Eased, Circulation Improved

A Reflexologist, for example, uses hands to apply pressure to the feet. For each person, the application and the effect of the therapy is unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet and by working on these points, the Reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions are eased and circulation and elimination is improved. This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself, often counteracting a lifetime of misuse.

Treats The Whole Person, Not Just

Symptoms

Since Reflexology treats the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease, most people benefit from treatment. Therefore .... acute and chronic conditions  stress related conditions  sleep disorders  for children and adults (of all ages)  sports injuries  as a preventative therapy Indeed, reflexology can benefit almost everyone. An increasing number of people are using this safe, natural therapy as a way of relaxing, balancing and harmonising the body.

What Happens During A

Reflexology Session?

The first visit to a reflexologist will generally take about 15 minutes longer than subsequent treatments. The reflexologist will ask you about your medical history and your general health, exercise regimen and nutrition. The therapist will take detailed notes about your lifestyle before looking at your feet / hands, and will then make notes on their colour, look and feel. Sometimes the reflexologist will give you a warm relaxing foot bath, or they may do a bio mechanical foot assessment.
They will then 'work' the entire area of both feet - and perhaps also work the hands and / or ears. It will generally take about 45 minutes to work the feet(but small feet take a shorter time). The very young and the elderly will usually be given shorter treatments but more frequently, so that the body systems are not over stimulated. Sometimes on a first visit, the session will be shorter as the reflexologist will not want to over stimulate the body. Thereafter, sessions should last between 45 and 60 minutes. During the session, the client may feel different sensations in their feet. There may be a sharp pain, or the feet may feel very sensitive. Sensitivity varies from person to person, and from treatment to treatment, but generally the session will be calming and comforting. A firm pressure by the Reflexologist will prevent a 'tickle' sensation. In the western style of reflexology, the treatment should not be painful or cause discomfort. The therapist will adjust the pressure to suit the client - and the client should be asked to comment on the sensations that they experience.
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THE NATIONAL REFLEXOLOGY ASSOCIATION
Therapeutic Reflexology
The National Reflexology Association © Copyright 2016  Designed by Ashworthweb

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that works on the feet, hands, ears and body - enabling the body to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, the body is in a state of "imbalance" and vital energy pathways are blocked, preventing the body from functioning effectively. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body's natural equilibrium and encourage healing.

Tensions Eased, Circulation Improved

A Reflexologist, for example, uses hands to apply pressure to the feet. For each person, the application and the effect of the therapy is unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances in the feet and by working on these points, the Reflexologist can release blockages and restore the free flow of energy to the whole body. Tensions are eased and circulation and elimination is improved. This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself, often counteracting a lifetime of misuse.

Treats The Whole Person, Not Just

Symptoms

Since Reflexology treats the whole person, not just the symptoms of disease, most people benefit from treatment. Therefore .... acute and chronic conditions  stress related conditions  sleep disorders  for children and adults (of all ages)  sports injuries  as a preventative therapy Indeed, reflexology can benefit almost everyone. An increasing number of people are using this safe, natural therapy as a way of relaxing, balancing and harmonising the body.

What Happens During A

Reflexology Session?

The first visit to a reflexologist will generally take about 15 minutes longer than subsequent treatments. The reflexologist will ask you about your medical history and your general health, exercise regimen and nutrition. The therapist will take detailed notes about your lifestyle before looking at your feet / hands, and will then make notes on their colour, look and feel. Sometimes the reflexologist will give you a warm relaxing foot bath, or they may do a bio mechanical foot assessment.
They will then 'work' the entire area of both feet - and perhaps also work the hands and / or ears. It will generally take about 45 minutes to work the feet(but small feet take a shorter time). The very young and the elderly will usually be given shorter treatments but more frequently, so that the body systems are not over stimulated. Sometimes on a first visit, the session will be shorter as the reflexologist will not want to over stimulate the body. Thereafter, sessions should last between 45 and 60 minutes. During the session, the client may feel different sensations in their feet. There may be a sharp pain, or the feet may feel very sensitive. Sensitivity varies from person to person, and from treatment to treatment, but generally the session will be calming and comforting. A firm pressure by the Reflexologist will prevent a 'tickle' sensation. In the western style of reflexology, the treatment should not be painful or cause discomfort. The therapist will adjust the pressure to suit the client - and the client should be asked to comment on the sensations that they experience.