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Rockford, Cherry Valley, Machesney Park, Loves Park, Belvidere, and other cities in the area. I also have clients in Sugar Grove, IL area once a month.


Ever wondered why we work on feet? Here is a map showing the areas of your body that can benefit from reflexology.


Here is description of a typical reflexology session.

Before each session, I cleanse my hands, disinfect the chair and change the towels to be used. After we have greeted each other and you have had a chance to use the restroom, you will be seated in my comfortable zero-gravity chair.

Reflexology on Hands

If you're a new client, we'll discuss your health history to determine if there is anything that will affect the way we handle your treatment.

I adjust the pillow on the chair for your comfort and then recline you fully. Your feet will be higher than your head. A pillow covered by a bath towel will be placed under your feet to cushion them. It also raises them off the chair’s frame to aid my working position. A small blanket will be available if you feel cold. I will wash both of your feet with a disposal wipe while looking for any bruises, warts, ingrown nails, etc. that will affect my treatment. If this is a return visit, I will ask you about any changes in your feet or health at that point.

Your left foot will be covered by the towel to keep it warm, while I begin working on your right foot. We start with some gentle movements to help you relax and for your feet to get used to my touch. Then I will begin the reflexology work. I may use some unscented lotion to help my motion on your feet, but it is optional.

You can talk with me anytime during the session. I will tell you anything I feel in your feet and ask questions about that area. When the right foot is done, I move to the left foot after covering the right foot. I work on your left foot as needed.

As the session ends, both feet will be uncovered for some final work. We end with you taking three deep breaths while I press on the points in the feet that reflex to your solar plexus. This is a final act to increase relaxation. You will sit up when you are ready and ask any final questions you may have.

You can find answers to additional questions on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

You might have some questions about reflexology and how it works, so here are answers that will help you.

How long is a typical reflexology session?
The average reflexology session is 60 minutes. For very ill, frail or elderly persons, it is recommended that sessions last 30 minutes. If I feel a client needs more than 60 minutes, that will be at my discretion and there will be no additional charge.
How often should we meet?
The frequency of sessions is very individual. You will always have the final say in how often you schedule time with me.
Is there a typical treatment period? Weeks? Months?
A new client usually has sessions once a week for 3-4 weeks to address their most pressing issues and to get the wellness established. Clients in a good routine would usually schedule once a month for maintenance. Some clients schedule only when they have a need. Some clients seek treatment for only a specific time for a specific issue. Certain conditions might require sessions more than once a week. In these cases, special arrangements can be made for payments.
Do you only work on feet? If not, where else is reflexology applied?
It is my preference to work on a client’s feet because I believe that brings the best results. However, I can also work on a client’s hands or alternate between hands and feet if there is a reason to do so. I am happy to discuss any concerns you have about this topic.
What parts of my body are affected by reflexology?
Every part of the body is affected by reflexology. This includes all the major body systems such as the respiratory, integumentary, musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, urinary and reproductive. Reflexology also affects the endocrine system that includes all the glands such as the hypothalamus, pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, adrenal and pancreas. All organs of the body including the heart, kidneys, stomach, liver, gall bladder and bladder receive benefit from reflexology. It also benefits all the sensory organs: ears, eyes, nose, tongue and skin. There is no part or function of the body that does not benefit from reflexology.
How do I know it is working?
You will know reflexology is working for you by paying attention to your body, emotions and symptoms. Do you feel more relaxed and less anxious? Are your symptoms decreasing? How is your energy level? Do you feel less depressed or anxious? Does some area of your body hurt less? Are your reports from the doctor at a healthier level?
Does reflexology hurt?
There can be some discomfort with reflexology and there might be pain. The pain sensation tells me that this is an area needing work. I will adjust my pressure to make the pain tolerable. You have input on the amount of pressure you can tolerate. We will go by the adage, "It hurts so good." If it hurts "so bad," I will change what I am doing. Another way I will moderate your discomfort is to work on the area briefly, go somewhere else on the foot, return to the first area, etc. until the first area is comfortable. This means both the area and the parts of the body it reflexes to are less stressed and functioning better.
Where are reflexology sessions held?
Reflexology sessions are most often held at my office location within Maculan Chiropractic Clinic located at 403 S. Mulford Road in Rockford. If coming to the office location is difficult for you, I can schedule home visits within Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park, and Belvidere, IL for an additional fee. (Click here to see the map.) I also visit the the Sugar Grove, IL area once a month.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept payment by check or cash. Payment is due at the time of treatment.

Reflextions by Melody

403 S. Mulford Road
(in Maculan Chiropractic Clinic)
Rockford IL 61108
(815) 670-6771

We're located behind the KMart store at State Street and Mulford Road.

Office Details

Phone Calls Accepted:
9 am-7 pm Central Time

Mon: 1 - 6 pm,
Tues: 1 - 6 pm,
Wed: 9 am - 6 pm,
Thurs: 9 am - noon
Fri: 9 am - 5 pm
Sat: by appointment

Forms of Payment:
Check or Cash, Payment is due at the time of treatment.

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