Each therapeutic session is different and involves using a range of effective techniques to feel, detect and interpret the different reflex textures and 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. I have been taught by the very best and follow Tony Porter’s advice and insight which is to ‘treat what you find and not what you are looking for’.
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 and an increase in their vitality 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. 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).