Is Reflexology safe?
Yes. Practitioners trained in the Original Ingham Method of Reflexology have the knowledge and skills to work with people of all ages, from newborn babies to the elderly, including the provision of professional reflexology during pregnancy, chemotherapy and palliative care.
Is Reflexology painful?
Reflexology can be extremely relaxing, however if there is a part of the body that is unbalanced, the corresponding reflex point may feel sore or tender whilst the practitioner works to rebalance the area. If at any time you find the treatment painful, please tell your Practitioner, as it is important that they work within your comfort-zone.
Is Reflexology ticklish?
No. The way in which a professional Reflexologist holds and works the feet is with a firm pressure which is not at all ticklish.
Will a Reflexologist remove hard skin and cut my nails too?
No. A unless the Practitioner also holds a professional Chiropody qualification, they will not be permitted to carry out any such work.
Do Reflexologists have to be registered in order to practice?
No. Currently in the UK, there is no regulation of Reflexologists. This means that the standard of work varies considerably. We recommend that you choose a practitioner who holds the letters IIR, MAR. This means that they have graduated from the International Institute of Reflexology and are a Member of the Association of Reflexologists. If they are a member of the Association of Reflexologists, they will have met a strict entry criteria and will be insured and hold a First Aid Certificate. They will also be committed to regular post-graduate training to keep their skills up to date.