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Reflexology

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a type of massage that involves applying different amounts of pressure to the feet and hands. It’s based on a theory that these body parts are connected to certain organs and body systems. Reflexologists believe that applying pressure to these parts offers a range of health benefits. In Chinese medicine, different body parts correspond with different pressure points on the body. Reflexologists use maps of these points in the feet and hands to determine where they should apply pressure. They believe their touch sends energy flowing through a person’s body until it reaches the area in need of healing.

Reflexology may help to:

  • reduce stress and anxiety
  • reduce pain
  • lift mood
  • improve general well-being

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
  • ease arthritis pain
  • treat nerve problems and numbness from cancer drugs (peripheral neuropathy)