Beyond the feel-good effects of the treatment, the practice and purpose go deeper than the skin and muscles by taking specific reflex points on the foot to induce a healing response in corresponding organs and areas of the body, as seen in the chart. Kneading the soft fleshy ball of the foot, pulling on the toes, tracing around the heel and pushing deep into the arch are just a few of the many small, intense movements you’ll experience during this reflex foot treatment.
If sensitivity or tenderness is experienced when certain areas of the foot are stimulated, it usually indicates bodily weaknesses or imbalances within the corresponding organ. With repeated practice of applying pressure and manipulating nerve endings (traditionally in the foot), regular Reflex Foot Massage can help to clear any channels of blocked energy through moving the flow of blood, nutrients and nerve impulses to ultimately improve overall health and balance.
- Cleanses the body of toxins
- Boosts the immune system
- Increases circulation
- Promotes healing
- Balances energy
At the salon:
The treatment typically lasts approximately 50 minutes. It’s important to have a conversation with your therapist beforehand to discuss your “issues,” whether it is constipation, a tension headache, an aching back etc. so that the therapist can concentrate on specific areas to alleviate ailments.
During a reflex foot session, you’re clothed and seated or lying down while the therapist rubs, presses on and squeezes points on your feet.
Things to Remember:
- Wait at least one hour for massage after eating
- Don’t receive reflexology if you are pregnant
- Drink water following the treatment to eliminate toxins and lactic acid buildup that occurs during the massage
- Consult a doctor first if you have foot problems, an injury, a blood vessel disease associated with clots or varicose veins.