A typical Reflexology session
The first reflexology session takes around 1 hour and can be separated into two parts. The first part involves taking a full medical and lifestyle history from the client. This helps to identify any medical conditions which may be contraindicative to reflexology ie any conditions which would be made worse such as an infectious disease. It may also be necessary to obtain GP permission before treating a patient with certain conditions, for example cancer.
After this, the second part of the session is the investigatory session where the reflexologist will work over all the reflex points on both feet. This enables the reflexologist to identify any reflex points which are out of balance. A note is made of these and will help the reflexologist to create a treatment plan.
An out of balance reflex may be felt by the client in several ways. They may be uncomfortable when touched or numb. Reflexology is not intended to be painful and the reflexologist will adjust their pressure so that you are not uncomfortable. Some clients worry that their feet are too ticklish to be touched but it is very rare that this happens and most clients get used to the feeling and are able to relax and enjoy the treatment.