Possible Cleansing Responses to a Reflexology Treatment

RELEASE OF GAS

This is a great way to release excess toxins from the large intestine and should not be viewed as anything to be embarrassed or concerned about. Often when working the colon you may feel a bit bubbly in the stomach area, this is a good sign that the fluids in your body are flowing and reacting to the pressure points being stimulated.

IMPROVED OR INCREASED URINATION/BOWEL MOVEMENTS
Your muscles in your urinary tract tend to relax in most cases, which can cause more frequent urination temporarily. By applying pressure to the area of the liver, gallbladder, stomach or digestive tract this can normalize or speed up bowel movements (diarrhea).

OVERALL COLD FEELING DURING SESSION
During reflexology, you will be totally relaxed and your body will be put into a para-sympathetic mode, (this simply means you are in a healing state and this is when the body starts to repair itself naturally). You will become totally relaxed which makes the blood flow to the center of the body and away from its limbs, which will make you feel slightly cold.

EMOTIONALLY DRAINED
This reaction surprises most clients but there is no need to be concerned. When working on your feet, pressure is applied to all your glands, organs and body parts. Your emotional reactions come from the Endocrine System where most of your hormonal based glands are located. The feelings will not last long and should be viewed as it is time for your body to rest and repair itself and do its job by eliminating toxins, getting your lymph fluid to flow freely and increase cardio-vascular blood flow.

NAUSEA/HEADACHE/FLU-LIKE SYMPTOMS
The body is trying to cleanse itself as naturally as possible and sometimes when the liver and the bowels are worked on the reaction may be as stated above. This will not last long but is important to rest if this occurs. Be aware of these symptoms and take it easy and drink lots of water to allow the toxins eliminate as quickly as possible.

OTHER POSSIBLE RESPONSES
Improved digestion, energized, watery eyes, itchy all over body, increased mucus, very sensitive to touch, ease of pain in certain conditions or increased fertility.