Frequently Asked Questions about Reflexology

Frequently Asked Questions (2) Can Reflexology cure diseases or ailments?
Reflexology is not aimed at curing diseases or ailments. Reflexologists are not medical practitioners, as such they are not allowed to diagnose or treat. It serves as a valuable way of identifying areas where higher stress or tension is present in the body and can offer relief which can promote or encourage the natural healing process.
What does Reflexology do?
It has been shown through medical studies that over 75% of all health problems are associated with tension and stress. Reflexology can alleviate tension and help relaxation.
How does it work?
Among the theories proposed on how reflexology works, the most commonly held idea is that Reflexology acts to relax those reflexes that are linked to different body parts, improving lymphatic drainage and circulation as well as relaxing muscles and stimulating nerve connections.
Is Reflexology similar to Massage, Acupuncture, Acupressure or Shiatsu?
Reflexology is not similar to massage since the latter involves tissue and muscle therapy to promote relaxation. Acupuncture, Acupressure and Shiatsu have some similarities to reflexology in their use of reflexes or meridians of the body as they are linked to various body parts. However, Reflexology centers on relaxation of those reflexes via manipulation to decrease stress and tension. The other therapies are based on the principle that 'Chi' or energy flows through the meridians and these therapies enhances the flow of 'Chi' by lowering or eliminating blockages.
What benefits can I get from Reflexology?
Reflexologybasically relieves stress and tension, which in turn can enhance blood circulation, lymph drainage, assist in the elimination of toxins, and strengthen the immune system. It allows the body's natural healing processes to advocate wellness.
Can Reflexology worsen a condition?
Reflexologyis a non-invasive natural therapy that gives relaxation to the body and is basically harmless. Toxin release due to the body's natural healing process may manifest as perspiration, nausea or headaches, but these symptoms are not directly related to Reflexology, are transient and not serious.