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Re: Reflexology

Postby superspagirl on Wed Nov 24, 2004 9:07 pm

I often do some reflexology on the feet during a normal massage hour. Since I am in a salon though I am considering doing foot and hand reflexology as a seperate menu item. Thinking that while the ladies wait for their hair to process or whatever they may like a 30 min treatment. Not really sure what to charge in my area though. I am charging $45 for an hour of table massage. Any suggestions on price?
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Re: Reflexology

Postby puamaeole on Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:44 am

I incorporate reflexology in my massage.   their is a specific foot lomilomi, i don't always follow the routine.  sometimes i use pepperment lotion or just straight powder with tea tree in it.  when i get to the feet i normally 99% of the time wash their feet and scrub it with a tea tree or peppermint scrub then i wash it off with warm heated wash cloths.  right there i decide if i'll do lotion or powder.  sometimes clients book for an <br>1 1/2hr.  so i get to take my time on their feet that is when i use powder.  other than that i use lotion.  people really like the extra attention and you can make as long or short as you want.  try it it's really quick to do.   ;)
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Re: Reflexology

Postby Jen on Thu Dec 02, 2004 12:03 pm

I offer Reflexology as part of my services. The session generally lasts approximately 45 minutes. The first 5-10 minutes, they start out with a hydrotherapy spa for their feet (I have a footspa with several different types of massage settings); next I dry their feet and use scented baby powder when working on their feet. This is crucial over oil or lotion because you need to be able to apply a certain amount of friction when working the thumb all over the feet areas. I generally work from the toes down to the sole of the foot, much the same way I start out when I perform a regular table massage on someone. <br>From what I have learned, true reflexology uses mainly the thumb when applying pressure/working pressure points; powder allows ease of moving the thumb smoothly from one area to another.<br>After approximately 20-25 minutes of working on the feet, I finish with allowing the client to dip their feet into my paraffin spa, leaving them soft and cozy warm.<br>I would work longer on the feet; however, my thumbs are about ready to give out since I usually may have to apply different degrees of pressure, depending on problem areas of the client's systems/organs/etc.<br>I charge $40 for a Reflexology session.<br><br>Be well,<br>Jen
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Re: Reflexology

Postby JL on Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:17 pm

I offer Reflexology as one service, and during a massage I spend a little more time on the feet.  Most people ask me about reflexology afterwards, and make an appt.   I also have a lot of requests for a half hour reflexology & half hour massage combo.   I made up this routine: I  warm a hot hand towel with hot water, add a few sprinkles of essential oil on the towel like eucalyptus or peppermint.  I apply the warm towel on their feet, and then start the session using thumbs and nuckel pressure.  Last but not least I massage their feet with organic coconut oil, it smells wonderful and it's very moisterizing.  Everyone raves about this service!   :)Neo
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Re: Reflexology

Postby pueppi on Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:32 am

puamaeole wrote:I incorporate reflexology in my massage.   their is a specific foot lomilomi, i don't always follow the routine.  sometimes i use pepperment lotion or just straight powder with tea tree in it.  when i get to the feet i normally 99% of the time wash their feet and scrub it with a tea tree or peppermint scrub then i wash it off with warm heated wash cloths.  right there i decide if i'll do lotion or powder.  sometimes clients book for an <br>1 1/2hr.  so i get to take my time on their feet that is when i use powder.  other than that i use lotion.  people really like the extra attention and you can make as long or short as you want.  try it it's really quick to do.   ;)


I have to admit, I miss puamaeole, she always had neat ideas. :) So, I am reviving this thread to ask 2 questions:

...there is a specific foot lomilomi...

    Does anyone have information on this "specific foot lomi lomi"? Have you seen a video or course about it? Do you have a link you can share? I know it's not true reflexology, but it still sounds interesting!



...sometimes i use... ...just straight powder with tea tree in it.

    Does anyone know what type of powder she was referring to and a link where to get it? Or, where to get something similar?


Thanks all!
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