What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
After a new client schedules an appointment with me, I meet them in my clinic in Washington, PA or in Southpointe [near Canonsburg] PA. We sit down and the client fills out a basic information sheet, we discuss his/her goals and needs. I then have the client sign and date a treatment log. This is important to me as I am working towards the advanced certification needed for licensure. For reflexology session the client sits in my recliner, removes shoes and socks and I tilt the chair back [pillow and blanket available for comfort]. I begin working on the reflex points in the client's feet. The client is instructed to let me know if an area is tender so I can use less pressure in that area. For a full reiki session the client removes his/her shoes and lays down on my treatment table [face up] and I will begin hands on and over energy session. For a chair reiki session the client removes his/her shoes and sits on my massage chair and I will begin hands on and over energy session. All throughout either session there is relaxation meditation music playing.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am taking advanced training to prepare for the National Boards that will be coming as Reflexology will soon be a licensed profession. I have my International Certificate already, but am taking more training so that I will qualify for full licensure when it is available.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
See my website for pricing details:MandKTherapy.com for details of pricing and add on modalities.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My chiropractor recommended a reflexologist to me back in 1986 when I was having stubborn back issues. I loved the reflexology sessions and did feel lots better with my back problems, digestive problems and emotional problems. I had been widowed with two young children in 1983 and these sessions were amazing helping with all the stress related physical/emotional issues. I started training and loved it. I enjoy working with others to help them gain better health through reflexology.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Foot reflexology, Reiki are my two health and stress management treatments. But, I do NOT do full body table massage.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I do have a couple of physicians and have had a few athletes as clients. Shhhhhh, I can't tell who.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
During a session do communicate with me if the pressure is too much or too little. Sorry, I did flunk mindreading 101. I do read body flinch - but why wait until it hurts to make the request for softer touch????
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Reflexology is not just a "feel good" foot massage. It is truly a healing modality. The body has 10 meridians per side that cross through the body top to bottom these meridians are reflected in the feet. Therefore all parts of the body can be stimulated and put into balance by a trained practitioner working on your feet. The reflex points in your feet correspond to acupressure points that are worked in a specific manner to help you attain body systems balance.