A reflexology massage costs $40 to $90 per hour or $30 to $75 per half hour. Some reflexologists also offer 45-minute sessions for $50 to $80 each. You'll typically pay a few dollars less per minute when buying reflexology massage as an add-on service to complement another type of massage, or when purchasing a multiple session package. Prices are higher for mobile reflexology massage, where the practitioner comes to you.
Reflexology is a form of massage in which the therapist, also called a reflexologist, applies pressure on specific points of the feet, hands, and ears. Stemming from traditional Chinese medicine and the belief in the body's energy flow, or Qi, practitioners believe reflexology massage helps release energy blockages and rebalances the body's nervous system.
Some therapists use the term "reflexology massage" for a reflexology session for the feet alone or the feet, hands, and ears, while others use this term to describe a massage therapy session that combines traditional Swedish massage techniques with reflexology techniques.
While reflexology techniques have not been extensively studied, research so far shows that reflexology massage may help:
Most doctors recommend avoiding reflexology massage during pregnancy due to the effect it may have on blood flow. Always discuss any type of therapy you are considering with your doctor first to confirm it will not put you or your baby at risk.
When searching for a reflexology massage near you, be sure to:
Reflexology is a skill that requires specialized training beyond the techniques taught in most massage therapy programs. Consider asking the following questions to help you choose the best reflexologist near you:
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