Reflexology has not been that credited in the medical profession. But even if this has been the fact throughout the years, we can still see the benefits it can give to those who tried it.
If you are curious about this type of massage, you probably have one or two questions about it. As a provider of reflexology massage in Chesapeake, Virginia, Relax The Feet is going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about reflexology.
So come along, explore, and be enlightened about the wonders this massage can bring to the patient
Question #1: What is reflexology?
Reflexology is an alternative medicine. It involves applying pressure to the feet and hands. Our goal is to hit the pressure points located in the extremities, particularly in the feet and hands of the patient.
Question #2: Are reflexologists capable of healing the patient?
No. We, as your reflexologists, know that we do not have the healing hands to heal our patients. Rather than calling ourselves the “healer,” we are merely the participants. We help the patient’s body relax through targeting the pressure points. After such method, it is up to the body to heal. In short, we only trigger the body for it to nurture and heal itself.
Question #3: Is the environment of a reflexology center similar to a spa?
We recognize the fact that humans are made up of physical and emotional aspects. Our mind and spirit are all interdependent with one another and are connected in a way or two.
In that way, we take into consideration all the aspects of the being of our client including their mind, body, spirit, and emotion. It is important for us to provide for these needs, that is why our reflexology centers are similar to the serene environment of a spa service center.
Question #4: Does a client need to concentrate or focus so as to feel the benefits of reflexology?
There is no need for the client to focus or concentrate for reflexology to work. This is not some kind of magic after all. Our reflexologists will simply cater to the comfort of our clients, for them to experience the maximum effect reflexology has on their body.
Question #5: Will a client of reflexology feel their energy move?
Of course, they will. Not only will the client feel this energy move, but also the reflexologists themselves. Imagine a soothing pressure running from your feet, hands, or ears, throughout your entire body.
An example of which is when a reflexologist is working on the points of your kidney. The practitioner himself or herself can feel the flow of the energy while he or she accesses the points. Because of the power that has been emitted from these two points, the client will also feel the flow of the energy.
Question #6: What is the difference between reflexology and massage?
Massage manipulates the soft tissues of your body. Its goal is for you to relax the muscles. A masseuse or masseur does this by:
- Providing friction
Reflexology, on the other hand, focuses on the reflex map points and areas located on the client’s body. We target the feet, the hands, and the ears of the patient using minimalistic movements. An example of such movement is thumb or finger walking.
Overall, the goal of massage is to manipulate your tissues and work “outside in” while reflexology is concerned about your pressure points and work “inside out.”
And if you are talking about the overall experience of reflexology, clients have to remain fully clothed. This is different in comparison to a massage. Clients who are enjoying a massage need to strip down their clothes except their underwear for the whole process.
Those are just some of the questions thrown to us by our clients.
Do you have more questions and inquiries about reflexology? How about the quality reflexology massage we cater here in Relax The Feet? If you do have questions, just submit them at www.relaxthefeet.com.