Each therapeutic session is different and involves using a range of effective techniques to feel, detect and interpret the different reflex textures. I then apply the most appropriate type of firm and focused contact in order for each client to feel and experience the full benefits of this dynamic energy therapy. The client is always in charge of what they experience and it is not applied beyond their tolerance level. A sweet therapeutic type of pain should be the sensation experienced.
The first treatment involves a consultation about the clients health and well-being followed by an investigatory reflexology treatment, in order to identify the clients vitality and disturbances in the body. Most clients initially commit to a few weekly treatments and begin to feel the therapeutic benefits after two or three sessions. Clients are shown a variety of self help techniques which can be applied on their hands, ears or feet so they can help with their own healing process between sessions and beyond. Many clients then choose to continue having monthly reflexology treatments as part of their health and well-being regime. I get a lot of pleasure at seeing how reflexology has such a positive impact on my client’s lives.
As Tony Porter states ‘Reflexology is not just a remedial therapy for the sick; most importantly it should form a very important part of preventative medicine in the same way as regular exercise, relaxation and good nutrition. It should be recognised as a positive, regenerative therapy for body, mind and soul.’ (A.R.T. The Practice and Philosophy of Advanced Reflexology Techniques, A J Porter, 1996).