In Australia, reflexologists are training in a wide variety of methods and techniques. This means that the therapist can provide a reflexology session uniquely suited to the specific needs of each client.
Magnets, special oils and colour in the form of a crystal torch, are sometimes applied to the reflexes. Many reflexologists will include gentle holds that link reflexes together to encourage and balance energy flow.
In the West in recent years, therapists have been exploring ways of influencing and balancing the subtle energies of the body through the feet and hands. Increasingly, acupressure points and concepts relating to energy therapies are being used within a reflexology session. Ancient Chinese philosophies are the basis of a number of new approaches where consideration of such principles as meridians, yin/yang and the Five Phases Theory is taking our concept of wholism a step further.