The Buda Health Center is one of the leading private institutions of Budapest offering its patients personalized comprehensive health care.


Reflex Massage

How does reflex massage work?  What is it based on?

"Reflexology is gentle manipulation or pressing on certain parts of the foot to produce an effect elsewhere in the body."

Reflexology is based on the premise that there are certain points and zones in the body that are connected with specific organs through the energy field.  By stimulating these so-called reflex points, the function and energy level of the organ involved can be influenced.  

Reflex massage may be used in cases of energy disorders since it restarts the body’s own self-healing process, stimulates the blood and lymph node circulation, metabolism and detoxification, harmonizes function and effectively relieves stress.

Who is reflex massage recommended for?

Reflex massage may be used at any age and in just about every condition.  In the healthy individual it is a condition evaluator, refresher, and good for prevention and stress relief while for the Patients, even though it does not replace medication therapy, it does increase its effectiveness by strengthening the immune system, stimulating the body’s self-healing mechanism, balancing the energy level and metabolism and relieves stress.  Reflex massage is especially recommended in cases of metabolic, respiratory system and circulatory disorders and thyroid, digestive and excretion problems

What is the difference between reflex massage and foot massage?

Foot massage is actually a form of reflex massage.  Reflexology maintains that the reflex points found on the foot, the hand and the ear cover the entire human body and that by manipulating these points the corresponding organs can be stimulated.  Foot reflexology and foot massage are the most widespread.

When is reflexology not indicated?

Generally reflexology is not recommended in the event of fever, infection, acute inflammation, thrombosis or other serious vascular diseases or suspicion thereof, injury to or fungal infection of the foot.  It is also not advised during pregnancy, especially not in high-risk cases.

What is the treatment process?

During your first visit your condition will be thoroughly evaluated, you will be asked some questions and, following the palpation of the reflex zones on your feet, a treatment plan will be set up, a chart of your feet prepared, the number of treatments recommended defined including the length of each and the reflex zones to be treated determined and marked.  This treatment plan will be followed at each visit taking into consideration any improvement in your condition and your reaction to the treatments.  The therapist will use gentle but firm circular movements switching between stronger and gentler pressure when massaging the reflex zones.  In addition to the reflex zones, the organ zones involved will also be stimulated on every occasion

Patient safety protocol

We consider the safety of our patients and our professionals to be of the utmost importance, therefore, in accordance with the current regulations in force, we implement several protective measures against COVID-19 in our Institute, which you can read about in detail HERE. A negative PCR test is required for oral and other body cavity examinations or interventions if the patient had a positive PCR test in the last 3 weeks prior to the test.

The high level of interest in coronavirus testing has proportionally increased the workload of our telephone customer service. In order to improve our service, we provide a dedicated telephone line for corona virus test appointments: +36 1 999-1727
At the above telephone number - on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. - our colleagues only book appointments for coronavirus testing.

To download the on-site pre-screening questionnaire, please click HERE!

In order to provide mandatory information to the National eHealth Infrastructure (EESZT) in accordance with legal regulations, the basic condition for starting care for all Hungarian citizens is to provide the number of the social security identification card ("TAJ kártya") and to provide credible proof of your personal data. In the case of foreign nationals who do not have a TAJ, the number of the foreign travel document will be recorded.