Questions about reflexology Reflexology is a type of alternative medicine that more and more people are learning to use to benefit their health in the United States and across the world. It is a practice that is not very well understood by the uninitiated, so in this article we’ll do our best to answer some basic questions that you may have about the reflexology practice. Question: How often do I have to visit a reflexologist in order to receive the fullest benefits from the practice? Answer: While there is no conclusive length of time that is required for everybody in order to benefit the most from reflexology, many people find that half-hour long sessions once a day for six days in a row for two weeks seems to be sufficient in helping them with the problems that they are having. However, by learning reflexology in your home, you may find that you want to work towards giving yourself reflexology treatment on a regular basis in order to keep your health as strong as it can be. Many tout the benefits of reflexology when it comes to keeping the immune system strong by decreasing the level of stress that is present within the body. Also, many who undergo reflexology treatment on a regular basis state that they find it easier to concentrate and that they have higher energy levels after receiving the treatment. To that end, it can be a great preventative practice to learn in order to keep you healthy, mentally sharp, and full of the energy that you need to do the things that you have to do. Question: What types of things should I expect when I pay a visit to a reflexology practitioner? Answer: Many people find that the reflexology treatment process is very similar to massages that they have had in the past. More often than not, professional reflexologists perform their work on your feet while you sit in a chair. Other reflexologists opt for the patient to lie down on a table. When visiting a reflexologist, you will need to remove your socks and your shoes so that the reflexologist can perform their work on your feet. While some reflexologists use massage oil when they’re helping a patient, most opt for a dry technique. The reflexologist will use several different types of strokes in order to address the nerve endings in your feet, including pressure and stretching motions as well as pressured movement. Some reflexologists tend to work deeper with the nerve endings than others, which can be uncomfortable for the individual receiving the treatment. If you are ever feeling uncomfortable with how deep the reflexologist is massaging, be sure to let them know so that you can enjoy the treatment. If you end up more stressed out due to being uncomfortable during the treatment, any benefit that you will have received from it is lost. To that end, be sure to let the practitioner know if you feel the least bit uncomfortable and they will accommodate for your needs.