Reflexology (including TPT, FST & Indian Head Massage
Visiting Your Reflexologist
A reflexology session generally starts with an overview of your medical history with the reflexologist. This ensures the practitioner understands your needs and concerns and is aware of any underlying health conditions you may have. Next, you will sit in a comfortable chair or lay on a massage table. Clients remain fully clothed during treatments except for the feet and lower leg.
After sanitizing the feet, the reflexologist will then activate the reflex points on the hands, feet, and ears that correspond with one side of the body, and continue to the other side until the whole body has been treated. If a reflexologist finds pain, tightness or energetic blockage in any of the reflex points, they will apply pressure to that area to promote healing elsewhere in the body.
The reflexologist will often end the session in a way that calms and relaxes the client. Don’t feel rushed to bring yourself back to the present moment too quickly. Take a moment to enjoy your relaxed state. Often the reflexologist will recommend that you drink water and rest as necessary following treatment.
What Reflexology Feels Like
Reflexology feels different to each person. Generally, clients feel relaxed and sometimes even fall asleep during a treatment. Other normal reactions to reflexology include increased sweating in the hands or feet, light-headedness, increased emotions, thirst, coughing, and exhaustion.
Clients may feel slight pain when muscle groups that are being stimulated contract. When sensitive reflex points are activated, it may feel like a bruise, comforting pressure, and warmth in the corresponding area of the body.
How Will You Feel After Your Treatment?
Different reactions following the reflexology session are normal. You may experience increased energy, relief from pain or other symptoms, tiredness, increased mucus, enhanced sleep, and heightened emotions..
How Often Should You Get Treated?
Your practitioner will advise how often you should receive treatment based on your health concerns and wellness goals. However, because the benefits of reflexology are more subtle and build over time, having frequent sessions is advised, especially if you are new to the practice.
A general recommendation is to schedule an appointment once a week for the first six to eight weeks, then to schedule follow-up appointments every few weeks after that.