What Are the Effects of Reflexology?
In my practice, I have seen people with long standing conditions regain some quality of an improved life styles. I seek to balance the body as a whole. Various medical centers promote reflexology to be beneficial for the following conditions:
The California Pacific Medical Center: Reflexology reduces stress, balances energy flow in the body and mind and supports the immune system. Though given on the hands and feet this extraordinary technique effects the entire body.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s Cancer Center: A reflexology treatment is deeply relaxing and helps to reduce stress, relieve pain, increase circulation, and enhance well-being.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center: Though empirical studies are lacking, many patients have benefited from reflexology. Conditions treated may include: migraine headaches, hypertension, menstrual cramps or irregularities, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia and anxiety disorders.
Citizens Medical Center Healthplex: Reflexology relieves stress, improves circulation and promotes relaxation. May help relieve headaches, arthritis, back aches, allergy and sinus problems.
The Heart Center at St. Rita’s Medical Center: Reflexology helps speed recovery and reduce discomfort after surgery. Reflexology therapy strengthens and supports the body’s own healing process. St Rita’s conducted a three month pilot study on open-heart patients who received reflexology and the study confirmed a patient’s level of pain and anxiety decreased significantly. It also helped patients increase the distance they were able to walk, decreased the number of days they were hospitalized and the amount of medication administered during their recovery process. (See testimonial from one of my clients regarding pre and post surgery)
Beebe Medical Center: Reflexology may help relieve stress, improve circulation, relieve stiffness and reduce pain. Reflexology can also help relieve symptoms from PMS, osteoarthritis and reheumatiod arthritis.
The DeKalb Medical Center: Reflexology promotes stress reduction, circulation, balance, vitality and normal body functioning, as well as enhancing relaxation.