A reflexologist massages or applies gentle pressure to particular parts of your feet to help with a health problem located somewhere elsewhere on your body. Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex points in our feet, hands, face and ears that relate to all parts of our body. Placing careful pressure on these points stimulates our body’s natural healing process. In reflexology today, the most commonly treated area is the foot.
Reflexology is used for many conditions, ranging from migraines to constipation to menstrual problems. General benefits can include reduced stress and tension, improved circulation and immunity, and increased body awareness.
- Physical therapy
- Manual (hands-on) therapy
Appointments can be made directly without a referral.
CostsThe cost of reflexology varies depending on the treatment. Contact the clinic before you attend if you are unsure of the cost.
Reflexology is not covered by Medicare.
Private health funds
Reflexology is covered by some private health funds but your coverage will depend on your insurance policy.
RegistrationNo registration requirement for practitioners.
Minimum qualificationsNo official education requirements.
Reflexology involves gentle pressure on your feet to help with problems in other parts of your body.
- A reflexology session normally takes about an hour.
- A sign of a good reflexologist is membership of a reputable professional body, or being eligible for private insurance rebates.
- You are not required to have a qualification to call yourself a reflexologist.
- A reflexologist does not treat foot problems such as corns, calluses, bunions and ingrown toenails. These should be treated by a podiatrist.