The Transformation

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8. Please note the following: Reflexologists do not:

September 26, 2012

Diagnose a condition. Prognosticate (predict future conditions) Prescribe, adjust, change or discontinue any medications, vitamins or herbal supplements

7. What credentials should I look for so I find a qualified practitioner?

The RAI web site lists members throughout Illinois who are qualified to practice reflexology. Refer to our list of practitioners and/or ask the following questions: What school the practitioner attended. The number of hours of training completed (200 hrs. is recommended for basic certification). (Also, not required, an additional 90 hours of documented clinical hours, […]

6. Are there any conditions when having reflexology is not a good idea?

RAI recommends the guidelines of The American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) regarding precautions or contraindications for reflexology. They include, but are not limited to the following: First trimester of pregnancy Recent fractures or surgery of foot or hand Edema or swelling of the feet that is pitting Open wounds on feet or hands Nail fungus […]

5. What should I expect during a session?

Sessions vary in length per practitioner. You will remain fully clothed with feet or hands exposed. You may feel a deep state of relaxation. Some people drift into sleep. Reflexology should not be painful but you may have areas that are very sensitive and you should inform the practitioner so he/she can adjust the pressure. […]

4. Who should receive a reflexology session?

Reflexology is appropriate for most of the population. Some contraindications may apply (See contraindications # 6 below). Children should be accompanied by a parent. Children and senior citizens may require shorter sessions of 30 minutes or less

3. What are the benefits of reflexology?

Research has demonstrated reflexology can elicit deep relaxation which may promote normalization of heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, and blood cortisol levels (fight or flight hormones). Deep relaxation elicits the parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) and has been shown to produce a calming effect on the body and mind.

2. How does reflexology work?

In theory, reflex points on the hands, feet and ears correspond to all the organs, glands, muscles and bones in the body and represent a mirror image of the human body in its entirety. Guided by maps of these reflex points, the reflexologist uses specific thumb, finger and hand techniques to stimulate specific reflex points. […]

1. What is reflexology?

The National Institutes of Health (2008) recognizes Reflexology as a non-invasive bodybased discipline that is based on the principal that the human body is self-regulating and has an innate healing ability. Reflexology is a holistic discipline that can elicit physiological changes in the body that promote overall well-being.