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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet (or the hands). Reflexology is generally relaxing and may help alleviate stress and illness.

In reflexology, areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body. Pressure applied to the foot is believed to bring relaxation and healing to the corresponding area of the body.

Reflexologists use foot charts to guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas. Several studies indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as stress and anxiety, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Given that reflexology is also low risk, it can be a reasonable option if you’re seeking relaxation and stress relief.


A Reflexology session will last exactly as long as it needs to, however, a typical session will last about fifty minutes to one hour. Treatments can be done seated or lying down. The practitioner may begin with some form of affirmation of the client’s intention. The session will be hands-on using pressure on various points throughout the feet.”

The practitioner will lead you to a comfortable area where the session will occur. Depending on your preference and what is provided by the practitioner, your reflexologist might light some candles, play soft music, and use essential oils to make the experience as relaxing as possible.

Your practitioner will begin applying pressure to target areas. For example, if your symptoms are associated with your head and neck, the reflexologist may focus on your toes. The reflexologist might use lotions, creams, and powders to loosen the muscles and achieve better results.

During the session, don’t be surprised if you are so relaxed you fall asleep. You may also begin to sweat, cough, feel like you are hot or cold, or even experience slight discomfort. Let your practitioner know if you experience any of these or other symptoms, and they will walk you through why these sensations are occurring.

Reflexology Practitioner

Gail Vella

Gail is devoted to helping you feel your best. She is certified by the International Institute of Reflexology as a Registered Reflexologist (CRR), Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) trained at Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader (CLYL), and Certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise Leader.

Gail is a student of Healing Touch and is also trained in the Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping). She is an energetic and entertaining speaker for your wellness event, who can help your team understand the stress and incorporate creative ways to de-stress your body and mind.

Check out her website: and her bio page: Gail Vella


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Learning Reflexology (Becoming a Practitioner)

Learning Reflexology is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development, and is therefore available to anyone and everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds. 

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