I am more a Zone Therapist than a Reflexologist, however in this article I am going to give you some tips on how to choose a good Reflexologist and ensure that your visit to one is a fruitful one.
Make sure your Reflexologist is qualified at a well-known school. Correspondence courses are OK for things that have a great deal of theory but with Reflexology, you need to see and feel what you are doing. A proper Reflexology qualification will usually be over at least a 1 year period with a great deal of physical contact with the feet of the colleagues and guest patients.
2. Strong fingers
Your Reflexologist should ideally have strong fingers! This sounds funny but it is so important. Weak lifeless fingers pressing on your feet will do nothing to alleviate your health issues.
Are they experienced in working on a whole host of problems? I know it sounds like I am putting down newbies but with something like Reflexology, experience really counts. Instead of a newbie spending 40 minutes touching and looking all over your feet for signs of this and that, an experienced Reflexologist will immediately know which areas to concentrate on.
Do they make big claims? I know that most people will tell you that those who make claims are not to be trusted and so on. I take a different approach to this. I would actually LOOK for those who make claims especially if they are experienced and been in business for a long time. If you have done something over and over and been good at it, why shouldn’t you make claims?
5. Additional knowledge.
The body is complex and health problems are complex with the majority of them having at least some roots in nutrition and diet. I would personally look for a Reflexologist that is really up with their knowledge on diet and nutrition as any advice on this subject is likely to boost health and healing.