Guiding Principles of Reflexology
Reflexologists do not heal clients; the body repairs itself.
The reflexologist acknowledges that he or she is a participant in the session, rather than "the healer." This is an acknowledgement that reflexology is offered to help bring the person back into balance so that the body can nurture and repair itself.
Humans consist of a physical and emotional body, with a mind and spirit that are all interdependent.
The reflexologist takes into account all aspects of the client's being: body, emotion, mind, and spirit. A relaxed body can induce calm emotions, a serene mind, and an integrated spirit.
The body responds to touch, which can facilitate healing on all levels.
Frequently, clients will think they have to "focus" or "concentrate" to feel the benefits. While being quiet will frequently induce a deeper feeling in the novice, the client needs to have no special skills or habits for reflexology to work. Reflexologists maintain that as long as the practitioner has knowledge, stays centered, and allows the flow of energy to occur, the client will respond positively.
Practitioners and clients may feel energy move.
A reflexologist may feel the energy move from a point of pressure on feet, hands or ears throughout body. For example, when working on the spleen and gall bladder points, the practitioner can access the points at the same time and feel a flow of energy. Due to the power of these two points, the client may also feel the flow.
Most people after a Reflexology treatment will feel better with a sense of calm and new found mental and physical relaxation.