Research continues to build on the positive effects of reflexology foot massage. Reflexology has been shown to have positive benefits on a person’s anxiety, depression, immune system, nausea, pain, overall stress and quality of life.
Foot and hand massage has helped people across a wide spectrum of physical health including hospice patients, cancer patients, post-surgical patients, and people who are healthy but have continual stress in their daily lives.
Both foot and hand reflexology are designed to have an impact on specific organs and can address many symptoms of discomfort in the body. Reflexology creates a relaxation effect and aids in pain reduction. Reflexology can be an effective alternative for a wide variety of health concerns including:
Cancer Treatment Side Effects: Reflexology can help cancer patients in managing their treatment side effects including reduction of pain, nausea, diarrhea or constipation, and improved quality of life.
Cardiovascular System: Reflexology and foot massage can help to lower blood pressure and alleviate pressure throughout the body.
Diabetes Type II: Reflexology can help to improve blood flow in patients with Type II Diabetes. This can help individuals better cope with the pain associated with blood flow issues related to their disease.
Migraine/Tension Headache: Reflexology is able to help alleviate moderate to severe headache symptoms. Foot reflexology can be as effective as drug therapy in treating chronic headaches.
Sinusitis: Reflexology can also be used to help alleviate chronic sinusitis by addressing the swelling and pressure of the nasal passages, as well as helping to alleviate sinus headache symptoms.
Kidney Function: Research has shown promise that foot reflexology may be effective in increasing renal blood flow during therapy (which helps the body transport nutrients to cells and remove wastes).
Postoperative Symptoms: Post-surgical patients receiving reflexology may need less medication and have less pain than patients having reflexology. Hand reflexology has also been used in post-surgical patients to help control nausea and vomiting after an operation.
Menopause: Studies have shown that both reflexology and foot massage can reduce anxiety and depression in postmenopausal women.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS): Reflexology is able to help women with PMS. After reflexology sessions, women may experience less anxiety, depression, fatigue, or difficulty sleeping.
Learn the ancient technique of reflexology! We are holding a Reflexology class on November 8, 2015 from 9:30am-4:30pm. Contact us to register.