Reflexology is helpful for the following conditions:
- Cancer treatment
- Digestive issues
- Autoimmune issues
- Menstrual issues
- Cardiovascular issues
- Diabetes Type 2
- Migraine/tension headache
- Multiple sclerosis
- Postoperative surgeries
- Colds /Flu/ Sinusitis
What reflexology feels like
Experiences with reflexology sessions vary from a general feeling of relaxation, to a sense of “lightness” or tingling in the body, as well as feelings of warmth, a sense of “opening,” or “energy moving” from the practitioner’s pressure to the specific body area or organ. There is often a physical perception of energy flowing through every organ, valve, gland, or muscle, as well as a sense of communication between each body system
The focus of the session
Regardless of your health condition(s) (for example, migraine, nausea, sciatica, etc.), the reflexologist focuses on the entire pattern of the reflexology therapy, starting at the toes and working down the foot. A complete reflexology therapy session uses many different techniques and includes all of the points on both feet (and perhaps the hands and ears).
By working all of the points, the reflexologist addresses internal organs and glands as well as muscle groups, bones, nerve ganglions (solar plexus, brachial plexus) and nerves (sciatic) during a session.
If you have a specific condition, such as migraines, the reflexologist will carefully feel and work the area corresponding to the presenting problem. However, they will also work all areas of the foot with gentle pressure, because, according to reflexology theories, this allows the nerve pathways and congestion to release and promotes the relaxation response for the entire body.
REFLEXOLOGY STUDIES PUBLISHED IN MEDICAL JOURNALS
A comparison the effects of reflexology and relaxation on the psychological symptoms in women with multiple sclerosis
Revisiting reflexology: Concept, evidence, current practice, and practitioner training
The Physiological and Biochemical Outcomes Associated with a Reflexology Treatment: A Systematic Review
Survey the effect of foot reflexology on pain and physiological parameters after cesarean section in patients