Reflexology is a therapy which can be received by anyone at any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care, and everyone in between. However, there may occasionally be times when it is not suitable to provide a treatment.
Who should not do reflexology?
Patients with foot fractures, unhealed wounds, or active gout in the foot should avoid reflexology. Patients with osteoarthritis that impacts the foot or ankle, or those with vascular disease of the legs or feet, should consult with their primary provider prior to beginning reflexology on the feet.
Who is reflexology suitable for?
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.
Can reflexology do any harm?
Reflexology generally does not cause any harmful effects as long as necessary precautions are taken with patients with special medical conditions such as blood clot disorder, cancer and heart failure. Each person has a different body system so results from reflexology treatment could vary from one person to another.
What conditions does reflexology treat?
What can reflexology treat?
- Back pain.
- Poor digestion.
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Respiratory problems.
- Bladder problems.
What are the disadvantages of reflexology?
- circulatory problems of the feet.
- inflammation or blood clots in the leg veins.
- foot ulcers.
- fungal conditions of the feet such as athlete’s foot.
- thyroid problems.
- a low platelet count, which means you may bruise or bleed more easily.
Is reflexology proven?
The bottom line. Reflexology may not be a scientifically proven medical treatment for disease, but studies suggest it’s a helpful complementary treatment, especially for stress and anxiety.
Is reflexology good for anxiety?
Reflexology can help to relieve stress and anxiety. It is especially beneficial when used alongside other natural remedies such as eating a healthier diet, cutting back on alcohol and caffeine consumption, getting better sleep, and taking regular exercise.
What does it mean if reflexology hurts?
Reflexology will often hurt when the congested reflex areas are treated and in no way resembles a foot massage. As the condition improves with several reflexology sessions, so will the soreness on the corresponding reflexes.
Can you do reflexology everyday?
So reflexology can be added to the package as a maintainable for the body’s immune system. Regular exercise each week along with good nutritional content on a daily basis. I would recommend one reflexology treatment a week, but it depends on what condition if any you have, or is it purely for relaxing.
Why do I feel ill after reflexology?
If your body is dehydrated it causes your liver and kidneys to work harder. You may experience a feeling of nausea, headache or flu-like symptoms as your body struggles to process the increased amount of metabolic waste.
Is reflexology better than a massage?
Massage reduces muscle tension, is relaxing, and improves circulation. Reflexology is more internally based. Many clients say it feels like I am working on them from inside them. It is also really relaxing, improves circulation and helps you normalize the body.
Are foot massages healthy?
Foot massage improves circulation, stimulates muscles, reduces tension, and often eases pain. It also gives you a chance to check out your feet so you can get a jump on treating blisters, bunions, corns, and toenail problems.
What are the 3 types of reflexology?
The common types of reflexology are:
- Standard Reflexology.
- Zone Therapy – developed by Eunice Ingham in the 1930’s.
- Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT)
- The Reflex Meridian Therapy.
- 5 Elements Reflexology.
- The Morell Technique.
How often should you get foot reflexology?
If you are dealing with a specific illness or condition, you may need to have more frequent sessions. A general recommendation might be to begin with a session every week for 6-8 weeks, followed by a “tune-up” every four weeks.
What is foot reflexology good for?
“Reflexology helps by increasing blood flow through the body, which helps to decrease stress and anxiety and lower blood pressure. When you feel less stress and less anxious, it’s easy to feel relaxed.”