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FAQ

  • What is “reflexology”?

 

Reflexology is an ancient practice that goes back 4000 B.C. and has been a welcomed complementary therapy for many countries. The therapeutic foot massage is based on the premise that our feet correspond to all parts of the body.  There are over 7,000 nerve endings in each foot. When we touch our feet, nerve impulses are transmitted from the feet to the corresponding parts of the body through the spinal cord, reaching and helping those far away organs to function more optimally.

 

I practice two styles of reflexology, the traditional reflexology called the Ingham method combined with Japanese reflexology, and a gentle variation of traditional reflexology called Reflexolo-chi.


 

  • What are the benefits of reflexology?
     

Reflexology doesn’t heal your body; it creates conditions for the body to heal itself.

Reflexology

  1. brings deep relaxation, balances the nervous system and activates your body's natural healing abilities

  2. improves the immune system, digestion, hormonal balance, circulation and general well-being.

  3. is great for stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, PMS and menopause among other conditions. Stress plays a part in up to 75% to 90% of human diseases, according to researchers.

  • I’m ticklish.  Can I enjoy the session?

This question is common.  I have had sessions with people who have said they were ticklish, but none of them have found this style of massage to be ticklish. This is probably due to the way we hold and touch the foot. 

 

  • ​How long does a session last?

A session lasts for about 70 minutes including a discussion on your health and a warm foot soak with epsom salt and lavender at the beginning. I welcome any questions or concerns you may have during the meeting as well. I end a session with a leg massage (below knees).

  • ​Do I need to get undressed?

No, I ask you to take off your socks and that’s it. Also, I would suggest wearing loose fitted pants if possible, so that you can fully enjoy the session.

  • Is reflexology suitable for everyone?

Although Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive modality, there are some contraindications to reflexology. 

 

  • Contagious skin conditions

  • Active gout in the foot

  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol

  • Blood clot or Deep Vein Thrombosis, including in the past

  • Internal bleeding, either recently or currently

  • Severe Athletes foot or other fungal conditions

  • Open cuts and sores 

  • Recent fractures/sprains that have not yet healed

  • During pregnancy (I will be in training in order to serve a pregnant client in the near future)

  • Severe varicose veins of lower legs

 

If any of these conditions applies to you, please consult with your doctor first.

  • Heart condition

  • Diabetes

  • High blood pressure

  • I am afraid that my feet look ugly.

Many people are concerned about this issue and I understand that many of us are self-conscious about our feet. I have worked with hundreds of feet and each foot is unique.  I was taught and learned to be non-judgmental and I, as a reflexologist don’t see my clients' feet from a cosmetological point of view. 

  • What should I expect after a session? 

Most people experience deep relaxation, rejuvenation, energy and focus.  Some people feel a desire to rest, which is usually the sign that your body needs the rest. 

A reflexology session improves blood circulation, which requires more fluids in your body.  Many people find it helpful to drink plenty of fluids for the next 24 hours following a session. In fact, I myself find it helpful to drink water prior to any bodywork session.