A first session is typically 60-90 minutes, depending on the needs and motivation of the client.
If you have foot pain, we suggest scheduling 90 minutes for your first appointment. If you have a serious health concern, we recommend scheduling 60 minutes for your first appointment.
Please arrive a few minutes early to your initial appointment so that you have time to complete our simple and confidential health history forms. With an accurate understanding of your current and past conditions and concerns, the most effective plan can be created.
We suggest you wear loose-fitting clothes. This will bring you comfort and will allow your practitioner to access your calves and forearms if necessary (i.e. if you are coming in with foot pain).
Please arrive a few minutes early to your initial appointment so that you have time to complete our simple and confidential health history forms.
Getting a referral from somebody you trust is one of the best ways to choose a reflexologist or massage therapist. However, if you don’t have a referral and you are looking online, base your preliminary decision on the practitioner’s education and experience.
If at all possible, choose a reflexologist who is certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB). ARCB has rigorous testing to become certified, and National Certification is the gold standard in the field of reflexology in the United States. You can find a local reflexologist who is Nationally Board Certified (“NBCR”) by clicking the link above and then on “Referral to a Nationally Certified Reflexologist”.
If there is not a certified reflexologist in your area, contact your state’s reflexology association. In Washington, check Washington Reflexology Association’s referral site for a qualified reflexologist near you: http://www.washingtonreflexology.org/find-a-reflexologist/.
If you don’t find a nearby practitioner through these means, check Reflexology Association of America’s website for a referral: http://www.reflexology-usa.org/reflexology_searches/reflexology_state_search.html.
Interview your reflexologist by phone to find out experience, style, technique, education, professionalism and personality. If you have a preference for depth of pressure, be sure that they can provide what you are seeking.
If you don’t see certification for your reflexologist displayed, feel free to ask to see it. A reflexologist should display a state certification for reflexology (or massage therapy if they are working on anything but feet, hands or ears) and a business license.