Reflexology is a fantastic therapy, incredibly relaxing and highly effective to treat physical problems. Hugely popular this gentle, firm massage for the feet has many benefits for everyone.
The feet contain a ‘map’ of the whole body and special techniques in massage allow the therapist to work each area, identifying problems and rebalancing the body, stimulating the body’s own natural healing processes.
If reflexologists find congestion or tightness during the session, they will apply pressure to work on bringing the body back into balance. If the practitioner finds an area of pain, the area is worked until harmony is brought to the area or point, the goal is to bring the whole body into balance, and then the pain will subside. The reflexologist stimulates the nervous system to do the work, it is not the therapist who “fixes” it.
The reflexologist can return to that area or spot at the end of the session, confirming the pain has released.
What will I experience during the session?
Experiences with reflexology sessions vary from a general sense of relaxation and rest to a conscious awareness internally of the area of the body where the practitioner is working through the foot.
Many people experience a “lightness” or tingling in the body, as well as feelings of warmth, a sense of “opening,” or “energy moving” from the practitioner’s pressure to the specific body area or organ. There is often a physical perception of energy flowing through the whole body. Many clients fall asleep and awake refreshed and invigorated.