It is important to remember Therapeutic Reflexology is not a foot massage. Registered Reflexologists look for congested areas and apply special pressure techniques to de-congest those reflex areas. When a reflex point is painful, discomfort signals a possible issue and must be worked through. The body has its way to release endorphins, which is the natural pain killer.
The Golden Rule: the closer together the sessions are in the beginning, the faster the recovery and then maintenance as needed.
This is a summarized version of the InTouch Magazine Vol.1.1 by J. Longstreet.