A good reflexology spa is one that is hygienic, licensed by the appropriate authorities, and staffed by licensed or certified reflexology practitioners. When selecting a reflexology spa, ask friends and co-workers for recommendations and consider whether the other services offered by the spa are of interest to you. Finally, find out about the credentials of the reflexologists.
Reflexology is a holistic health modality in which a practitioner presses different spots on a person's feet and hands in order to affect healing in other parts of the body. Reflexology services are offered in a variety of settings, including health spas. Some spas specialize in offering reflexology treatments, typically in concert with massage or beauty treatments.
In many places, spas that offer beauty or health treatments must be licensed by an appropriate local authority. Ask a reflexology spa if it is licensed to operate. You can also contact the appropriate licensing authority to find out if the reflexology spa has ever had its license suspended or if there have been any health code violations discovered in the spa. In addition, you should find out whether the spa employees are also properly licensed to perform services.
If you are particularly interested in receiving reflexology, it is a good idea to find out more about a reflexology spa's practitioners. In some places, reflexologists must be licensed to practice. The necessary license may be in reflexology or some other profession that allows its licensees to massage or provide some type of health care services as physical therapy, massage therapy, or cosmetology. Find out if the reflexologists at a spa are properly licensed. You should also ask if they hold certification from a reflexology professional association.
Friends, co-workers, and family can all be good sources of information about reflexology spas. As many people choose to go to spas because they want to relax and enjoy themselves, it is wise to find a spa that has other amenities and services that you like. You should ensure that the spa is located in a place that you find enjoyable, and you should ensure that the spa has other services and activities that interest you. Spa services can include things like facials, aromatherapy baths, and body scrubs along with personal training. If you plan to visit a reflexology spa for more than one day, you should make sure that the hotel and restaurant facilities are to your liking.