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Reflexology may be particularly effective in helping to relax. This in turn can help a general sense of wellbeing. Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health for their clients.
A complete treatment will usually last around 45
minutes to one hour. The practitioner will take a case history, asking
questions about your symptoms, your lifestyle, and medical history. She/he will examine your feet and/or the palms
of your hand. For this, you will be asked to lie down. The practitioner will then apply pressure to
points on the feet and/or hands, using special thumb and finger techniques to
release tension or unblock energy. This aims to help the body to stimulate its own
natural healing ability.
After the first treatment, the practitioner will have an
idea of what your specific needs are, and how she needs to work with your feet
or hands in the future. The practitioner will then see you for a course of
treatment, usually 6-8 sessions.
After treatment you may feel tired, lightheaded, relaxed or
weepy; have tender feet; need to go to the toilet more often or have flu-like
If a person is currently undergoing treatment from their doctor , a letter will be sent to that doctor to ensure that there are no reasons to discontinue with reflexology. Reflexology may not be suitable for people with gout or foot ulcers. People with cancer should see a reflexologist who is trained to treat people with cancer