How to Begin a Foot Reflexology Session

Learn how to begin a foot reflexology session from certified reflexologist Chantel C. Lucier in this Howcast video.

One of the first things you’re gonna want to do is please cut your fingernails. You don’t want to dig into your friend here and hurt them in any way. So be sure your nails are cut really short, especially the thumb. One of the first things you’ll want to do actually is take in the feet and look for stress cues. Now you’ll see if like there’s a harder toe nail, you’ll see if there corns or bunions. You’ll be aware of contraindications, if there’s reasons why you won’t want to touch the foot. If there’s something oozing, or um, if they have some kind of wart, you’re not going to wanna touch that, so just be aware. After you’ve done that, you could bathe the feet, that’s what we do here at Angel Feet, that’s nice but you don’t have to. You could also take a hot towel and be with the feet for the first moment that way. And then you’ll want to ask the person you’re with what they want you to focus the session on. How you are going to begin with those relaxation techniques. And then maybe choose 2 or 3 relaxation techniques that you like to do. I would like to do the toe rotations, going in both directions, and I like to do the toe retractions with lift and stretch as well. And of course you are going to do both feet all toes, and the spinal twist I’ll do, and of course both feet. And then what you are going to do is you are going to hold the solar plexus reflex point. Now you are going to do it with your thumbs and you are going to come along here. You can see this line here? That’s what we call the diaphragm line. So right in the middle here is where the point is. You are just going to follow along that line, and you’re going to hold it. And, if you want to give a little pressure, just lean in a little bit. The solar plexus point is really strong, it kind of lets the client or friend know that it’s okay to relax, and the solar plexus is right here. It’s kind of a point that we might hold if we are feeling anxious or nervous. It’s also good point to hold in the hands if you are feeling anxious or stressed. And after that you’ll begin your session and you can take any of the protocols that we’ll work on in the other sessions.