Several studies indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as stress and anxiety, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Given that reflexology is also low risk, it can be a reasonable option if you’re seeking relaxation and stress relief.
What are the health benefits of reflexology?
In addition, people have reported that reflexology helped them:
- boost their immune system.
- fight cancer.
- get over colds and bacterial infections.
- clear up sinus issues.
- recover from back problems.
- correct hormonal imbalances.
- boost fertility.
- improve digestion.
What are the side effects of reflexology?
Generally, clients feel relaxed and sometimes even fall asleep during a treatment. Other normal reactions to reflexology include increased sweating in the hands or feet, light-headedness, increased emotions, thirst, coughing, and exhaustion.
What can reflexology tell you about your health?
There is some evidence that reflexology can help you: relax and cope with stress and anxiety. relieve pain. lift your mood and give a feeling of well being.
Why does reflexology hurt so much?
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.
How often should you get 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 should I avoid after reflexology?
Avoid tea, coffee and alcohol as these are stimulants and will reduce the effectiveness of the treatment. Eat a light and healthy diet to allow your body to put its energy into healing.
Who shouldn’t 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.
Why does reflexology make you cry?
Why do we feel emotional after a massage? The Branch Director of the Utah College of Massage Therapy labels crying as “a pretty normal response to massage”. It appears when we cleanse our bodies and allow ourselves to enjoy the relaxation that comes from massage, it disrupts something, in some way.