What do you call reflexology?
June 18, 2008 3:09 AM   Subscribe

I am studying reflexology and I need to come up with a name for my business, as part of the course. Help me Mefites, I need inspiration!

My chosen name at the moment is Reflections - partly because it sounds like Reflexoloxy and partly because the feet reflect the body, which is kinda the point of reflexology. But I'm sure there's something more original, and possibly shorter, out there I can use. I like Sole-Therapy, but it's already being used.

I've come up with a logo, using two sanskrit symbols (one meaning 'reflection') but I've totally over-designed it and so I think I'm going to start again from scratch - ideas needed for that too!

I'm really looking for something totally original, but simple, which will surprise and impress people! Something that will stand out from the competition.

Anything you come up with will be much appreciated! I'm in the UK if it makes a difference.
posted by Happycat79 to Writing & Language (19 answers total)
Body and Sole
Heart and Sole
Foot lose
Fingers on Feet
umm brain's run dry
posted by Kerasia at 4:04 AM on June 18, 2008 [1 favorite]

It's not science!
The Tickle Placebo
Happy Feet
posted by seanyboy at 4:17 AM on June 18, 2008

posted by fourcheesemac at 4:46 AM on June 18, 2008 [1 favorite]

Isn't reflux a type of indigestion?! I don't think I want to give my clients that! And I'm not sure I want to sell it as a placebo-effect therapy!

I quite like reflexafix - that's my favourite so far. It needs to be professional-sounding (ie not feet-r-us type names!).

Keep them coming!
posted by Happycat79 at 4:54 AM on June 18, 2008

Hmm.. reflexology is also known as Zone therapy - maybe that could throw up a few more ideas?
posted by Happycat79 at 5:03 AM on June 18, 2008

The Reflex Zone?
posted by iviken at 5:29 AM on June 18, 2008

If you like Reflections, you should go with Reflexions
posted by mikepop at 5:39 AM on June 18, 2008 [1 favorite]

Joy of Flex.
Flexus Hold 'em.
Great Flexpectations.
The Flexoricst.
posted by nthdegx at 5:51 AM on June 18, 2008 [1 favorite]

Bump and Find
posted by nax at 7:00 AM on June 18, 2008

Yeah, I'm not sure sexual connotations (or horror movie references) come across as very professional/respectable!
There is an association publication called Reflexions, so I can't use that. It's also one of the reasons I'm reluctant to use Reflections.
posted by Happycat79 at 7:34 AM on June 18, 2008

To The Point
Pressure Principle
posted by loiseau at 7:47 AM on June 18, 2008

I think Joy of Flex is really good, and comes across as respectable enough
I also think Bump and Find is great, but probably fails to meet your respectability threshold
posted by mikepop at 8:11 AM on June 18, 2008

Sole Mates
Toe Treats
Foot Friends

Ah - just read that you don't want FeetRUs suggestions.

posted by penguin pie at 8:21 AM on June 18, 2008

Who is the audience that you're looking to reach? People who already are familiar with reflexology, or people who are skeptical that foot massage can help their allergies? (Intentionally simplistic description, not my opinion.)

If your name is intended to primarily market you to those familiar with reflexology, use something like reflexafix. But the problem with the term "reflexology" is that it doesn't intuitively mean anything to skeptics. Just something to think about.
posted by desuetude at 8:57 AM on June 18, 2008

Desuetude, you're right. I guess I'm aiming for all markets - those who know what reflexology is and those who don't. I hope that skeptics or people who know nothing about it would be interested enough to ask me - it's a bit hard to explain in a name!

Penguin pie: I love Reflexperts, but since I'm training I can't really class myself as an expert. And there's only one of me. But that's one to remember!
posted by Happycat79 at 9:31 AM on June 18, 2008

I am partial to To the Point. (LMT)
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 10:55 AM on June 18, 2008

Hm... I'm just brainstorming and throwing stuff out there:

Deus Flex Machina > Deus Flex


In the Zone
Under Pressure

I've bolded the ones I particularly like. :)
posted by ElectricBlue at 12:25 PM on June 18, 2008


With regards to your logo--I'm a professional graphic designer and art director. I've worked for large design firms and I've designed identities, brands, and websites for several large corporations, and I've done independent work for small companies and groups and a few MeFites. I'd be happy to work with you, or I can refer you to another designer. My email's in my profile.
posted by optovox at 1:42 PM on June 18, 2008

Sole Relaxation
And a silly one: Chicken Soup for the Sole
posted by platinum at 2:06 PM on June 18, 2008

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