Do I need to take off my clothes?
Nope. You only need to remove your socks. I will only work below your knees during the treatment. Also, you will be warm and cozy under a blanket during the treatment.What should I wear?
It is best to wear loose clothing for your own comfort. Wear pants that can easily be pushed or rolled up to your knee.I have ticklish feet. Will this tickle?
Not at all. I am trained to use a firm, but gentle pressure, so there is no ticklish feeling.Do you use any tools or instruments during the treatment?
Never. I simply use my fingers and hands to apply pressure on different areas all over the foot.Do you use scented products during the treatment?
At the end of the treatment, I use a vegan lotion for the foot massage. You can opt for the unscented lotion, or the lotion blended with essential oils (beneficial for inflammation and muscle soreness). The blend is only a 1% dilution rate, which is very mild and suitable for most highly sensitive individuals.Does anyone fall asleep during a treatment?
Frequently. Some people fall asleep during the whole treatment, or drift in and out of sleep, and some manage to stay awake. And that's perfectly fine. My goal is to put you into a deep state of relaxation so your body can facilitate it's own repair, so falling asleep is a good sign. It is also common for people to have full body twitching and even snore! It's all natural and it's all okay.I just came from work, and I didn't have time to wash my feet. Is that horrible?
Not at all. I will clean your feet with a natural solution of Witch Hazel and water before I begin.What if I didn't shave my legs?
No worries! It doesn't matter to me.What if my feet are ugly?
I don't see it that way. Feet come in all shapes and sizes, and I treat everyone's feet with the same compassion and care.Are there some things that bother you about doing Reflexology?
I am very sensitive and the smell of cigarette smoke, perfume and cologne are VERY overwhelming, so please don't bring these smells into the treatment room. Thank you.What about confidentiality?
Everything you say during your treatment is completely confidential, including your file, your Health History Form and your identity as my client.Is Reflexology Covered?
Yes, reflexology is covered by a number of insurance companies across Canada. Clients must check their individual insurance plans to determine if reflexology is covered in their plan. If reflexology is not included, clients can request to have it added to their coverage or ask their employer to include it in their group health insurance.What is an RCRT?
A Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist is an individual who:
- Registered with the Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC) and has qualified for the professional designation of RCRT (Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist);
- Completed competency-based education at educational institutions recognized by RAC;
- Studied Theory and History of Reflexology, Foot Assessment & Anatomy, Physiology, Reflex Charts, Therapeutic Treatment Strategies for Common Conditions, Pain Control, Contraindications and Toxin Release, Practicum and Health Record Guidelines, Professionalism & Legalities;
- Maintained their registration by participating in the continuing education program that assists them in professional development;
- Carries professional liability insurance;
- Abides by a comprehensive Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Who should NOT have reflexology?
A) If you have Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), or suspect you may have, reflexology is not recommended. Reflexology relaxes and opens blood vessels. As a result, the blood clots could be released and travel to your brain, heart or lungs.
Individuals who are at HIGH RISK for Thrombosis:
- Those who have had recent surgery and/or a fracture;
- People who have been bedridden or immobilized for more than 24 hours;
- Those who have recently been on a long, high altitude flight and have leg pain;
- Elderly persons with dark purple hands and feet;
- Women using oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy that smoke, are 30+ years of age and are complaining of leg pain.
C) Persons with a recent injury or bone fracture in the foot or lower leg.
D) Pregnant women who either have a history of complications during pregnancy, or who are in their 1st trimester.