REFLEXOLOGY

Danielle Palm, Evan Griffin, Kelly

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a focused pressure technique
usually directed at the feet or hands. It is
based on the premise that there are zones
and reflexes on different parts of the body
which correspond to and are relative to all
parts: glands and organs, of the entire body.

Pressure points and corresponding effect

Pressure zones
correspond with
organs and
glands
throughout ones
entire body.

This is the basis
of the practice of
reflexology.

How does reflexology work?

When reflexes are stimulated, the body’s natural
electrical energy works along the nervous system to
clear any blockages in the corresponding zones.
Reflexology breaks up deposits(which feel like a sandy
or gritty area beneath the skin)that may interfere
with the body’s electrical energy in the nervous
system.

How does it work? continued
Manipulating specific reflexes removes stress
activating a parasympathetic response in
the body to allow for blockages to be
released by a physiological change in the
body.
 With stress removed and circulation
enhanced, the body is able to return to a
state of homeostasis.

Pressure points and corresponding effect

Each pressure
point found on
the foot
corresponds to a
specific target in
the human body.


Benefits of reflexology
Relaxation with the removal of stress
 Enhanced circulation
 Assists the body to normalize the metabolism
naturally.
 Complements all other healing modalities.

Reflexologists do not
Diagnose medical conditions unless qualified.
 Prescribe medications unless qualified.
 Treat for specific conditions(except for
emergencies)
 Work in opposition to the medical or other fields.
 Encourage the client to cease taking prescribed
medication

What would a session entail?

A complete session on both feet is always
performed lasting between 45 and 60
minutes.

Treatment

Pressure:
-work within clients threshold.




-when tender reflexes are found, they should
be worked with a degree of pressure to
effect the desired result.


-client should voice their tenderness threshold.


-reflexes are worked according to the body’s
requirements.

treatment

Tenderness can be caused by:


-stress


-surgery


-injury or illness


-drugs



-foot conditions

Therapy setting

An optimum environment would include a
quiet and relaxing surrounding.


A recliner chair is most suitable for eye-to-eye
contact.


Reflexology can be administered anywhere at
anytime.

responsibilities

Client

Reflexologist

Practice cleanliness

Practice cleanliness

Reclining chair (eye-to-eye contact)

Provides a professional environment

Fills out health record and accepts
responsibilities for session.

Relaxing music may be played

Health record is established and
assurance that client accepts
responsibilities.

Voices threshold level.

May enjoy session (fall asleep)

Encouraged to rest post-session.

Confidentiality

Drink plenty of water post-session.

Only client’s socks are removed.

A thorough foot examination is
administered.

Works within a time-frame

Results of the session are
documented.

Types of conditions
Bunion
 Cold feet
 Cramps
 Diabetes
 Edema
 Flat foot
 Frostbite
 Gout
 Osteoarthritis

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