Reflexology can relax the whole body and help with stress related illnesses. It is a good suggestion to rest after the treatment to help the body’s internal healing mechanisms to work.

REACTIONS/CONTRA-ACTIONS THAT MAY RESULT AFTER TREATMENT, INFLUENCING FACTORS, EVALUATING THEM, AND HOW YOU WOULD RESPOND AND WHY.

If Reflexology is not suitable for a particular client at a particular time in their life they may experience ongoing negative reactions. Sometimes if the treatment pressure is too hard the client may be more aware of their symptom patterns. This would be detrimental to the client; if they suffer from arthritis, for example, the healing crisis reaction may include more pain or more limited mobility. If a client suffered from chronic fatigue they may be very exhausted or confined to bed after a hard treatment. It would be advisable to give a very light treatment in these and many other cases. Reflexology can make clients more or less aware of their symptoms.

Courses of action would include: Reduce pressure and treatment time at the next session. Treat at another time of the day- maybe at night so the client can rest afterwards. Review the holistic approach to health as there may be something in their lifestyle, diet or side effects of medication that can be influencing their reaction to treatment.