(Reflexology Association of America) Today recent research studies have been conducted around the world, including in the US, which are validating the effectiveness of reflexology on a wide variety of conditions. Chronic conditions seem to respond especially well to reflexology.
In China, where reflexology is accepted by the central government as a means of preventing and curing diseases and preserving health, over 300 research studies have shown reflexology provided some improvement to 95% of the over 18,000 cases covering 64 illnesses studied. In Japan and Denmark, reflexology has been incorporated into the employee health programs of several large corporations saving each company thousands of dollars annually in paid sick leave benefits.
Many of our health problems can be linked to stress. It is an acknowledged fact by the medical community that a body trying to function while under the influence of prolonged stress is less capable of organizing its defenses against illnesses and repair damage caused by injury. Stress can be mentally, emotionally, physically, or environmentally induced.
Reflexology is primarily a relaxation technique. Reflexology can negate the effects of stress while it helps the body relax & balance. Through the relaxation process the body is more capable of dealing with the stresses placed on it by daily living and those associated with illness.
Reflexology gently nudges the body toward better functioning by improving lymphatic drainage and venous circulation, stimulation to the nerve pathways, and muscle relaxation, helping the body to balance itself.
While historically reflexology has anecdotally been found to have a positive effect on the body suffering from a wide variety of chronic problems, it is not a panacea for all ills.
Reflexology is not a substitute for medical treatment, but can be used as a complement to any type of medical approach or therapy. Reflexology can also be incorporated into an overall healthy lifestyle, which includes attention to diet, moderate exercise, and different forms of stress reduction.
If you would like to schedule a reflexology session with the Healing Place we offer FREE consultations. Call 508 359-6463 to schedule yours.