Commonly asked questions

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is an amazing, natural technique for improving health. This method has been used for centuries, although until recently it has not been widely studied in modern medicine

What is treatment like?

Reflexology starts either on the hands or feet. Techniques vary, but generally, each system in your body is worked on through a series of light pressure movements with the practitioner’s hands using their thumbs or fingers. Treatment is quite a pleasant experience, and often clients become so relaxed that they sleep through the treatment.
Preparing for treatment:

• Wash feet prior to appointment
• Trim toenails and ensure the practitioner is aware of any health ailments• Be honest on your health form and indicate any areas of sensitivity, injury or infection.
• Indicate any allergies or preferences to aroma, oils or lotions

Can reflexology hurt me?

Reflexology is a non-invasive massage technique using the pads of the fingers with gentle pressure on the feet and hands. If at any point, the pressure is too much, please indicate so to your practitioner. Generally the side effects can be pleasant, euphoric, increase circulation and improved digestion, breathing and flexibility.

Some of the less common side effects are: headache, dizziness, nausea, or fever-like symptoms.  These symptoms may occur when treatment is working well, as they result from the release of toxins from the body.  It is recommended that you drink plenty of water before and after treatment, take an epsom salt bath, and rest following the session.

 How can Reflexology benefit me?

Reflexology can improve circulation and be useful in treating many common ailments such as:

Headaches
Migraines
Asthma
Back Pain
Chronic Pain
Stress
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
Bladder problems

Pain
Menopause
Menstrual Pain
Poor Digestion
Sinus Congestion
Respiratory Problems

How quickly will I see results?

Results vary, with many clients experiencing results and improvements during their treatment, while others may leave the office feeling relaxed, energized, and full of life.  Visiting your Reflexology practitioner on a weekly basis can jump start improvements in your health; however, monthly sessions can help maintain proper circulation and balance.

Will my insurance cover Reflexology?

If you have an extended health plan with a spending account, your Reflexology service will be covered. The RRCO is working very hard to make Reflexology a standard service available as part of your insurance program much like Registered Massage Therapy. We want to make it easier for you to receive the help you need to boost body, spirit and mind health.

How can it help women who are pregnant?

Reflexology is generally not practiced on pregnant women. However, if a pregnant woman is experiencing pain or swelling in the legs and feet in the last two weeks of pregnancy or is late to deliver, it is a great help to increase circulation and help stimulate the uterus for child birth. Always make sure you tell your practitioner if you are pregnant or have any change in health prior to your visit.