Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy which the aim is to help the body to restore its natural balance and functioning. It is totally safe for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly, for pregnant women and those undergoing chemotherapy.
is based on a theory that these 10 reflex zones are connected energetically to
specific organs and body parts through energy channels in the body. By
applying pressure to those reflex areas, a reflexologist may remove energy
blockages and promote health in the related body area.
How does reflexology work?
Reflexology involves applying pressure on specific reflex areas in the feet, to stimulate nerve terminals that are connected with different organs, glands and other body parts.
A typical foot reflexology treatment is generally recommended that a course of 4-5 treatments is considered, as with repeated sessions of the pressure and manipulation of nerve endings, reflexology can help
to clear any channels of blocked energy, however the frequency of treatments is up to you, and may vary depending on the state of your health and long term objectives.
Reflexology is a unique modality in the health field. Its purpose is not to treat or diagnose for any specific medical disorder, but to promote better health and well being in the same way as an exercise or diet program.
Why oncologic patients use it?
Reflexology is one of the most popular types of therapy among people with cancer. 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 wellbeing
- Sleep problems
Is there any side effects?