What are the benefits of Reflexology?
If one of several body systems is under-active or over-active it can pass on the undue responsibility on another body system and therefore cause a stressful internal situation. Reflexology enables the body's natural healing processes to stimulate wellness, giving back responsibly to each and every organ, gland, and part of the body. This brings with it a sense of well-being. Reflexology primarily eases stress and tension, which in turn can improve blood circulation, lymph drainage, assist in the elimination of toxins, and strengthening of the immune system. It enables the body's natural healing processes to promote wellness.
Can Reflexology make a condition worse?
Generally said, no. If you ask your doctor he may say it was essentially harmless, therefore, there are no contraindications (negative side effects). However if your condition is already very poor (see list of contra-indications above) then it may not be suitable without first seeking medical supervision. However, relieving stress can result in minor symptoms (e.g. redding of skin around therapy points) but these should disappear within 24 hours. In case they remain seek medical attention.
Are there Accompanying Measures while doing Reflexology Therapy?
If necessary the therapist will work the body (muscles, shoulders, neck, hip, joints and ligaments) or may also do some cupping with movement, which all does not hurt or give marks on the skin. The therapist may perhaps also recommend the person undertakes additional self-Therapy at home such as wrapping and packs.
How many sessions are needed to improve health?
The number of sessions varies and depends on the client's health and reasons for seeking reflexology. But in general, results from reflexology are often subtle and are cumulative. Therefore, you are more likely to see greater benefits from regular sessions. For example, once a week for nine weeks, than if you had a session once every nine weeks.
If you are dealing with a specific illness or condition, you may need to have more frequent sessions. A general recommendation might be to begin with a session every week for 6-9 weeks, followed by a "tune-up" every four weeks.
I’m pregnant, can I get a reflexology treatment?
During the first 3 months of pregnancy and if the pregnancy is at risk, the therapist will not give any treatments. But having a regular pregnancy after the 3rd month is a wonderful method to prepare for delivery. The treatment not only works against the tension and strain, but also is a relaxing preparation for delivery. Similarly, after your child is born, reflexology will help you to find your inner balance.
I’m an elderly person. Can I also get a treatment?
Yes, of course. Reflexology treatments are for babies (from 2-3 months) to elderly persons (99 years old). Reflexology may help elderly persons to have a better life quality. Often the organs work slower and its elasticity goes down, the blood vessels tend to get thick and fragile. Therefore a bad blood circulation to and from the heart and brain, cold hands/feet result. Ligaments and joints lose on elasticity and many elderly persons suffer on rheumatism or degenerated capsules. Hand-Reflexology is in such a case a great method to support and activate elderly persons.
Shall I book a Foot Reflex Zone-Treatment or a Reflexology-Treatment?
For the first session you can book either or - it does not matter. Together we will decide which treatment will suit you better.
Does a Foot Reflex Zone-Treatment or a Reflexology-Treatment hurt?
No, not at all. The reflexologist makes an effort not to press the points too hard, because minor stimulus promotes and major stimulus blocks.
Is Reflexology new?
No, Reflexology has been practiced for thousands of years by Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, as well as Mayan and Incan civilizations. It is widely accepted in many European countries as an alternative beneficial therapy.
Modern Reflexology has its roots from the Zone Therapy by Dr. Wiliam Fitzgerald in 1913, but incorporates further development by Eunice Ingham, Hanne Marquardt and W. Froneberg.