Pressure techniques are applied to "reflex points" on the feet
and hands that relate to specific organs and glands in the body to promote
overall healthy function.
Reflexology, also called zone therapy, is based on the precept that each
body part is represented on the hands and feet and that pressing on specific
areas can have therapeutic effects in other parts of the body.
Why do people get reflexology therapy?
- Stress and stress-related conditions
- Tension headaches
- Digestive disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Digestive problems, such as constipation
- Sports injuries
- Post-operative recuperation
- Back pain
- Many others
is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation, improves circulation,
reduces pain and encourages overall healing.
Recent research studies have been conducted around the world, which are
validating the effectiveness of reflexology on a
wide variety of conditions and as a result treatments are often used for
post-operative care. A study in the American Cancer Society Journal found that
one-third of cancer patients used reflexology as a complementary therapy.
A Reflexology therapy
session can last up to an hour or more. It can be used alone or integrated into
a comprehensive treatment plan to create powerful effects.