Reflexology is a modality where a trained practitioner applies therapeutic pressure and manipulation to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. These reflex and pressure points correlate to different body organs and systems, and that by pressing and/or manipulating them there is a beneficial effect on the organs and person's general health. There also pressure points that relate to the chakra meridians (see

                                                   page for more info on meridians) and can aid in further balancing one's overall wellness.  As an example, the toes correspond to the Crown Chakra.  The crown relates to areas dealing with the head.  The big toe also relates to the head.  So with proper pressure and manipulation a client could obtain relief from headaches, or, help release tension from the head, if that is the area the client holds their stress.  Reflexologists do not  diagnose or cure health disorders. 

treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues,diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis, pain and symptom reduction.

Reflexology is becoming more and more widely used as an adjunct to traditional medicine, due to the benefits it brings to clients.  Many nurses, massage therapists, and physical therapists utilize reflexology to help patients, and many insurance companies are beginning to recognize the therapeutic benefits and cover sessions for their subscribers.

There have been studies done where it is shown that reflexology has resulted in reduced sick leave and absenteeism (and significant economic savings for the employers). Employees have consistently reported complete or partial improvement in conditions where they sought reflexologists' help and even relief for additional problems related to stress.  Reflexology has many therapeutic benefits, and it is an extremely relaxing modality - many clients drift off to sleep during a session.  Reflexology is a tremendous help to clients who have chronic pain and high levels of stress.  

How long does a Reflexology session take?
When scheduling a reflexology session you will be asked to allow 45 minutes.   Sometimes you may need 60 minutes, if there is a fair amount of work to be done.  You will be asked to stay up to 15 minutes following the session to "ground" yourself before driving or taking part in your everyday activities.  You are not charged for this "recovery" time and tea, water, light snacks are provided to you to help you get grounded once again following your session.  Not everyone needs this time - it depends on how sensitive you are to the changes in energy flows within your body.  It's just best to plan on the time in case you feel the need to "sit for a bit."

Do I ever lose consciousness during a Reflexology session ?
No.  During a session you are fully conscious and remain fully conscious - but often the client becomes very relaxed during the session.

As your body's energy becomes more in balance often clients will feel energized or revitalized.

Do I need to change into any special clothing or disrobe for the session?
No.  You stay in whatever you wear to the session - it is suggested that you wear something very comfortable to you.  You will remove your socks and shoes.

What can I expect to happen during my session?
A practitioner will discuss with you the reason for your session.  You will then be placed in a semi-reclined position so that the practitioner can manipulate your feet and/or hands.  Soft music is generally playing, colored lights may be used, and if agreed upon, aromatherapy may be utilized, as well.  

Can I bring someone with me?
You may bring an adult with you, if desired, but they are asked to remain as quiet as possible during the session, and their being present during the session will be on a case-by-case basis.   Generally, the session includes just the client and practitioner.  Children are not allowed in the session nor are they to be left waiting for you as they can become a distraction to the client.

Is there an age requirement? 
You must be 18 years of age in order to participate in a Reflexology session.  We do have children as clients and a parent/legal guardian is present with them during their entire session.  Any sessions involving children are on a case-by-case basis.  We ask that you not bring siblings to avoid distractions and to allow our undivided attention to the child participating in the session.   

Is the session confidential?
Absolutely.  That is why having someone else in the session room other than practitioner is on a case-by-case basis.  We place our highest priority on confidentiality for all of our clients participating in any of our offered therapies.

How much does a Reflexology session cost and is it covered by insurance?
One Reflexology session is $85.00 for a 45-minute session.  Each additional 15 minutes is at a $25 rate.  At the beginning of a regimen for a chronic issue the session can usually  last 60 minutes.  A booking fee of $40.00 is due at time of scheduling via PayPal or other pre-approved method.  Remainder of payment is due at time of session.  If you must cancel your appointment, we request a minimum of 24 hours notice.  Last minute cancellations and no-shows will forfeit booking fee.  Some insurances do cover Reflexology in their plans. We do not bill insurance - you would pay for service and receive a receipt for reimbursement from your insurance provider.  We do offer a variety of therapy packages at varied prices and payment plans.          See our               page for more information.

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