THE SPEED OF YOUR REFLEXOLOGY TREATMENT IS IMPORTANT
Nervous or acute sick patients will need to be calmed down. - Therefore your massage will be slow, rhythmically and calming.
Tired or chronically ill patient may need stimulation. - Therefore your massage will be quick and stimulating.
Fast movement & strong pressure
Fast movement & weak pressure
Slow movement & strong pressure
Slow movement & weak pressure
In treatment of acute pain, like toothache, you can use a sedation technique. This technique involves a constant hard pressure on a painful reflexpoint. You will start with a light pressure which will just be tolerated by your patient. You will find, that after about 20sec., you can increase the pressure. Continue this for 2-3min., slowly increasing the pressure.
Advise your patient, while applying this technique, to do deep breathing.
A good Reflexology Massage can take up to 1 hour; 30 min for each foot.
In this time you will get a good picture about the state of health of your patient.
Subsequent treatments could be shorter but certainly don't have to be.
After treatments the patient should have a 30min. rest. In that time it is best not to talk or even read, just relax.
It is obviously not a good idea, to go for a long walk in tight shoe's after a treatment.
Give the feet and the body a chance to adjust to the treatment.
We always work on both feet in a specific order.
The body is divided into systems, and so are the feet.
The treatment sequence is to massage one body zone or system at a time, one after another.
In that way, all parts of the feet are
massaged a few times from all direction.
A reflex point could be painful putting on pressure from one direction but not from another!
This means massaging the reflex zones, alternating on both feet.
The Head Zones cover some common problem areas, esp. Sinus, Earache, Headache, Neckproblems, Toothache, Eye problems and even the Pituitary Gland.
Movement, stretching and rolling of the big toe (hallux), resembles stretching of the Neck!
Each toe is massage on top, bottom and sides.
Zone 1 > Incisors
Zone 2 > Canine or Eyeteeth
Zone 3 > Molar - Anterior
Zone 4 > Molar - Posterior
Zone 5 > Wisdom Teeth
More massage treatment techniques.
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