What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a Natural Healing Art that helps activate the healing responses of the body. It has been reported that reflexology was used 2500 – 2300 BCE in Egypt, Greece, Arabia, Roman Empire and Europe. It is said that it has been used in India for over 5000 years and in China starting in 581 AD followed by Japan. Reflexology is a common treatment used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

There are reflexes throughout the body that relate to different parts of the body. By stimulating these reflexes, messages are carried along the neural pathways to the corresponding body part. This in turn triggers the body to go into a state of balance and normal functioning, otherwise known as homeostasis.

What conditions can reflexology help with?

What does reflexology do? Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure disease, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis

Benefits of Reflexology

A reflexologist doe NOT prescribe, diagnose or treat for specific conditions but there are many wonderful benefits to this non-invasive treatment.

  • The WHO (World Health Organization) says it is “safe, simple and effective”

  • Can help reduce stress and anxiety by putting your body into parasympathetic state with relaxation

  • Can help lift mood

  • Can help alleviate pain, neck and body aches, tight muscles, plantar fasciitis, sciatica and much more

  • Improves circulation and the flow of energy throughout the body

    • This can help treat numbness/neuropathy

  • Helps with lymphatic drainage

  • Can help improve general well-being

  • Can help with Tinnitus and Vertigo

People have reported that it has help them to boost their immune system which helps fight colds, clear up sinuses, help with chronic pain (i.e., back pain, arthritis), and improve digestion. Some people have even claimed it help correct hormonal issues which helped boost their fertility.

How often should you get a reflexology treatment?

For chronic conditions, twice a week for two weeks followed by once a week for a few weeks. Once your you have progressed you can taper down to bi-weekly and then monthly or as needed.

Types of Reflexology

I practice foot, ear, face, hand and body reflexology

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Benefits and side effects of Reflexology