Monday, July 14, 2008
Getting into Reflexology Part 2
Looking at books in a bookstore or on Amazon.com is a good way to get a feel for whether reflexology is for you.
Are you excited at the prospect of helping yourself and/or helping others. Or does the sight or the idea of working on feet and hands simply turn you off? (Hands seem to be more appealing to people who see working on feet as a turnoff.)
Look through books at your local bookstore and get a sense of your reactions. Are you ready to do reflexology or would you rather go to a spa and have them do it for you? Be honest. It saves a lot of time.
I am obviously biased towards our own titles and don't want to be critical of other reflexology books. So here is a good way to avoid all that is to go to Amazon.com and search for reflexology books. Read the description and the reviews and see what appeals to you. There are a lot of titles to choose from.
Are you interested in self help or family help? Or are you interested in reflexology as a potential occupation? Are you into energy work or are you more oriented towards the nervous system approach?
Get a little background knowledge from whatever book or books you select and try it out either as a self help workout or do it for someone else. Again use this exercise to gauge your reactions. Don't expect to do a whole session at first. It takes time to learn the techniques and to build up a little strength to do them.
Understanding your reactions is an important step to a successful reflexology experience whether that is self help, family help or a career in reflexology.