All You Wanted to Know about reflexology

1. Why should I go in for reflexology?
A reflexology center is a place that offers various reflexology therapies for de-stressing, de-toxification, immunity and inner happiness for anyone and everyone.

Give your body a chance to relax so that it can de-stress and rejuvenate itself for demanding tasks ahead.
Reduce stress and tension through reflexology and thereby increase overall productivity.

Experience immediate effects after an hour long reflexology sitting – deep relaxation, release of muscle tension and revitalization through improved blood circulation and better neural efficiency.

2. How does reflexology work? 
It's really very simple. A reflex point on the foot or hand is massaged and this sends a message to the corresponding body part. As a reaction that body part begins to let go of excess stress, tension and congestion. Blood flows in, waste products are removed, circulation is normalized. This results in the body beginning to heal itself, and stress drains from the body.

Relaxation is more than just the body unwinding; it’s also allowing the mind a chance to quiet itself and go inward. It’s what causes some clients to easily fall asleep on the reflexology station, while helping others “see” more clearly afterward.

Besides decreasing anxiety through relaxation, reflexology also lowers your blood pressure, increases circulation, helps you sleep better, and increases concentration. Like exercise, reflexology reduces fatigue and gives you more energy. It is a perfect elixir for good health, but it can also provide an integration of body and mind, a valuable tool for our often disparate lives.

3. Who are the therapists?
Reflexology therapies are performed by a team of well-trained, certified, dedicated and enthusiastic therapists who will make sure your time at Taman Buddha is a memorable one.

4. Who should avoid going to a reflexology center?
Certain therapies may not be asvisable for you if you have a specific type of medical condition. Be sure to mention your medical condition to the person booking your appointment or at least before your reflexology therapy starts so that he or she can suggest a therapy best suited for you. Otherwise almost anyone can get a reflexology session done. However, the following are advised not to take a reflexology session.

People who have undergone a recent surgery.
People with skin diseases.
Heat treatments are not recommended for anyone with any kind of heart disorder or blood condition.

5. Is it suggested to have food before a reflexology session?
Avoid eating for at least thirty minutes before a therapy to avoid discomfort during the therapy. A nice cup of herbal tea after the reflexology session will complete the rejuvenation and help detoxifying the system.

6. I spend all day on computer. My neck is permanently stiff. Will a reflexology session be the solution?
The Neck/Back/Shoulder therapy is specially designed for people who work in front of the computer for long hours, drive/ride vehicles for longer duration, bad sitting postures etc…This therapy is ideal for loosening up tight muscles - even one treatment can result in you being able to turn your head and sit a little straighter. You may even sleep better.

7. Is reflexology the same as a foot massage?
No, though there are very few massage techniques that are used in reflexology. 
However, unlike a massage, reflexology works with the feet as anatomical maps of the whole body. 
By applying pressure to one part of the foot, the reflexologist aims to benefit not only the feet but also the rest of the body.

8. What should I expect at my first reflexology session?
Reflexology is a fully clothed session with removal of only shoes and socks. In case you are wearing tight jeans or pants that cannot come up to your knees, your therapist would provide you a change of outfit. 

After having cleaned your hands or feet with an invigorating soak with dead sea salts, your therapist will get you seated comfortably and begin your session.

Your therapist will use pressure, stretch and other movements to work through the foot methodically. The whole foot will be worked on in most circumstances.

9. Does reflexology cure diseases or ailments?
Reflexology by itself is not intended to cure diseases or ailments. Reflexologists are not medical practitioners and are not allowed to diagnose ailments or treat diseases.
Reflexology is a valuable way of indicating areas where higher stress is present in the body. It can assist to relieve that stress or tension which can promote or encourage the natural healing process. It is also seen that taking regular reflexology sessions helps in reducing pain in the body.

10.Is reflexology painful?
Reflexology is a very gentle therapy. 
However initially, a slight discomfort may be experienced in certain reflex areas and is an indication of congestion or imbalance in a corresponding part of the body. 
This is however fleeting and for the most part, the sensation is pleasant and soothing.

Your therapist should check with you the level of pressure that’s comfortable for you and work within your threshold.

11. What is the ideal time for a reflexology session and how often should I go in for it for best results?
An ideal session would last from 45 minutes to 60 minutes.
Regular reflexology sessions will bring about a marked improvement in overall wellbeing.
Ideally a session can be had every 7-10 days.