Foot Reflexology FAQ: – Is it ever not ok to have a reflexology treatment? What are the contraindications to getting foot reflexology treatments, if any?
Related: Does Foot Reflexology have side effects?
by Neva J. Howell unless otherwise noted
Most reflexologists agree that some of the same cautions you might hear when you ask about massage, also apply to reflexology.
Some common contraindications to reflexology include:
1. Blood clots or tendency to form blood clots
2. Some types of infections (discuss with reflexologist)
3. Any type of open sore on the foot, or contagious rash such as poison ivy
4. Latter part of pregnancy (could possibly induce labor)
5. Certain types of inflammation, neuropathy, etc.
Discuss any concerns you have about getting reflexology with your reflexologist.