From Seed to Bloom Answers Your Questions

As the benefits of Reiki and Reflexology have only become known to the Western world, new visitors are bound to have questions. While the answers to the most fundamental questions From Seed to Bloom receives are found on this page, other, more client-centric questions may not be answered. If you have a question for Ingrid (the Reflexology and Reiki practitioner at From Seed to Bloom), you may contact her by phone or email at any time.

Q: Where will my Reflexology or Reiki session take place?
A: Your Reflexology or Reiki session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room. Soft music may be used to help you relax. You will lie on a table specifically designed for your comfort during bodywork. If lying on your back is uncomfortable, a specially designed anti-gravity recliner can be used instead.

Q: What happens during an appointment?
A: During your first appointment, you will be asked to fill out a one-page form and verify by signature that you understand your practitioner is not a doctor and that Reflexology and Reiki should not be replacements to medical advice. The information you provide will be kept confidential. The practitioner will go over your answers with you and give you a high-level introduction to Reflexology and Reiki. You are also free to ask any questions you may have. You will then lay on the treatment table and the session will begin. Once the session is complete, the practitioner will lightly tap you on the arm. During this time, the practitioner will leave the room and wash up, allowing you time to rise when you are ready to do so.

Q: What tools do you use for Reflexology and Reiki?
A: The practitioner will only use only their hands. Yet, there are a few exceptions to this; in gua sha, they use a tool made of either ceramic, buffalo horn, or crystal. This tool is used on the area of the foot that is sore. For auricular Reflexology (ear Reflexology), due to the small size of the area they are working on, they use a small tool made of metal or crystal to target specific points.

Q: What parts of my body will be touched?
A: During Reflexology, in most cases, only your feet (bottom, sides, top and around the ankle) will be touched. Depending on the sought-after effect, your hands and/or ears may also be involved. Before any treatment, the methods and touch points will be discussed with you to make sure you are comfortable and ready. During Reiki, hands will be very lightly placed on your body in different positions, starting at your head and ending at your feet. If you would prefer not to be touched, please mention this to your practitioner; Reiki can be done 1-2 inches above the body.

Q: What should I wear to an appointment?
A: Unlike full body massage, you will not need to take off your clothes for Reflexology or Reiki. As Reflexology is most commonly done on the feet, you will only remove your shoes and socks. It is best to wear clothes that are comfortable while lying down and allow relaxation.

Q: Do Reflexology and Reiki hurt? 
A: Neither Reflexology nor Reiki should hurt. During Reflexology, some areas of the foot can be tender and you should notify the practitioner so they can adjust the pressure to a comfortable level.