While the following blog is about how to achieve detoxification through reflexology, there are times that massage will stimulate an unintended detoxifying effect. This might be caused by an increase in blood flowing through the body.
But these kinds of detox effects might also lead to discomfort to your client, so if you’re treating a new client, you’ll want to mention the possible side effects.
Symptoms your clients might experience can include nausea, headache, headache, fatigue, thirst, and muscle soreness. Symptoms can be relieved by drinking water, taking an epsom salt bath, and resting.
Read on for how you can stimulate a therapeutic detox through reflexology.
“Detoxing with ReflexologyThe organ systems involved in removing toxins from the body include the lungs, the skin, and the digestive tract, but two organs are especially important: the liver and the kidneys.30-Minute Detox RoutineUse the following routine with regular to deep pressure for people in who are in generally good health who wish to do a ‘cleanse’ using reflexology. For anyone who has recently had a more serious illness, or who is experiencing a chronic health condition, be diligent on your tracking of symptoms and be sure an already weakened system is never overloaded with toxins.Prepare your clients for detox reflexology by explaining possible toxin release symptoms (flu-like symptoms, with possible headache, and/or rash, bad breath, dizziness), so they know what to watch for and report, and so you can adjust your sessions accordingly–possibly by reverting to lighter pressure, with shorter sessions, and allowing at least 48 hours between sessions.”