How to get the most out of Reflexology

Many people wonder how often they should be attending the treatment room for a reflexology treatment. To be honest, there is no straight forward answer. That is because it really depends on what you are hoping to achieve from it. So in this post, I will give some guidance around how to get the most out of reflexology and what you should be considering when it comes to booking your treatments. There are lots of different factors which will influence on your I will discuss some of them below:

Let’s be honest, this absolutely plays a role in considering how often you visit your reflexologist. On average, a session works out at between €60 and €70 for a 45 minute to 1 hour treatment. That may not seem like a lot to some, but with and rising costs of EVERYTHING currently, budgeting for self-care can become less of a priority.
If you are lucky enough to have a health insurance policy, make sure to read your table of benefits to check if reflexology is listed as a treatment that you can claim back on. Lots of policies will cover a percentage of the cost, once you are being treated by a reflexologist who is a member of a registered body, such as the Irish Reflexologists Institute or the National register of Reflexologists in Ireland.
If you don’t have health insurance, and covering the cost of treatments is an issue, you could try contacting one of the many reflexology schools out there. There are always plenty of eager reflexology students looking to get their hands on some pairs of feet to practice on!

What are you hoping to achieve through reflexology? The answer to this question will also help to shine a light on how often you should visit the treatment room. Reflexology is an extremely versatile treatment, which can support someone in many ways.
Do you have a chronic sleep or pain issue? Are you trying to regulate your menstrual cycle, trying for or expecting a new baby? Do you have an underlying health condition that you are seeking relief from through reflexology? Are you suffering with long term stress? If yes is the answer to any of these questions, you will most likely be best off attending a weekly reflexology for at least 4 weeks, and up to 12 weeks, in order to maximize your chances of really noticing an improvement in your health.
Some people come for reflexology purely to relax. And boy, does it help with that! If that sounds like you, a monthly treatment or even every three to six weeks is probably plenty!

Your relationship with your reflexologist is going to play a part in whether you are getting the most from reflexology. Do you enjoy your sessions or are you just rebooking because you struggle to say no when you are asked if you would like to rebook? Do you feel safe in the space? Can you fully relax when you are there? Like any relationship, you may not click with someone or you might absolutely know that they are the right person to support you on your reflexology journey! Don’t be afraid to shop around, try a number of therapists, or indeed therapies! Don’t let one bad experience put you off!

One treatment will have more impact than no treatment and of course 10 treatments will have more impact than one, but at the end of the day, there is no hard and fast rule. Once you are feeling the benefits, that the most important thing!