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The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are "reflex" areas
on the feet and hands that correspond to specific organs, glands, and
other parts of the body. For example:
- the tips of the toes reflect the head
- the heart and chest are around the ball of the foot
- the liver, pancreas and kidney are in the arch of the foot
- low back and intestines are towards the heel
He believed that certain areas on the feet and hands were linked to other
areas and organs of the body. This concept was furthered by
physiotherapist Eunice Ingham into the modern practice of reflexology.
Practitioners believe that applying pressure to these reflex areas can
promote health in the corresponding organs through energetic pathways.
Dr. William H. Fitzgerald, an ear, nose, and throat doctor, introduced
this concept of "zone therapy" in 1915. American physiotherapist
Eunice Ingram further developed this zone theory in the 1930's into what
is now knows as reflexology.
A scientific explanation is that the pressure may send signals that
balance the nervous system or release chemicals such as endorphins
that reduce pain and stress.
What will I feel?
Most people find reflexology for the most part to be very relaxing.
Reflexology shouldn't be painful. If you feel discomfort, be sure
to tell the reflexologist. He or she should work within your comfort zone.
Some areas may be tender or sore, and the reflexologist may spend
extra time on these points. The sorenessheadaches
- Digestive disorders
- Insshould decrease with pressure.
If you're ticklish, not to worry. The reflexologist applies firm pressure
- to the feet.
Why do people get reflexology?
- Stress and stress-related conditions
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sports injuries
- Menstrual disorders, such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Digestive problems, such as constipation
- Back pain
Reflexology is a popular alternative therapy. It promotes relaxation,
improves circulation, reduces pain, soothes tired feet, and encourages
Reflexology is also used for post-operative or palliative care. A study in
the American Cancer Society journal found that one-third of cancer
patients used reflexology as a complementary therapy.
Reflexology is recommended as a complementary therapy and should
not replace medical treatment.
What is a typical reflexology treatment like
A typical treatment is 45 minutes to 60 minutes long and begins with a
consultation about your health and lifestyle.
You are then asked to remove your shoes and socks and sit comfortably
in a reclining chair or on a massage table. Otherwise you remain fully
]br] The reflexologist will assess the feet and then stimulates various
points to identify areas of tenderness or tension.
The reflexologist then uses brisk movements to warm the feet up. Then
pressure is applied from the toes to the heel according to your comfort.
Lotion or oil may be used.
How will I feel after?
Most people feel calm and relaxed after a treatment. They may even feel
Occasionally, people feel nauseous, anxious, or tearful,
but this is only temporary and is considered to be part of the
Reflexology research answers many questions. For the individual, Can reflexology help me? For a reflexology practitioner, Can research demonstrate the benefits of reflexology services to my client?For a medical practitioner, Is reflexology proven to be an evidence-based application for use in medical settings? The answer to each question is, Yes.It is the goal of this Web site to provide reflexology research to answer such questions as well assome history and context about reflexology research. A list of available research topics is provided in the drop down menu.This Web site is brought to you by Barbara and Kevin Kunz, noted reflexologists, researchers andauthors. The site has provided reflexology research information to help grow the idea of reflexology since 1996.
Research has shown the specific techniques of reflexology to be effective and beneficial in many ways, impacting a variety of physical and psychological concerns. This discussion notes results gathered from year-long research project of 170 reflexology studiesfrom 21 countries with fhindings published inEvidence-Based Reflexology Research for Health Professionals and Researchers(Kunz and Kunz, 2008, RRP Press, ebook, 224 pages). The studieswere selected among those available because the abstract or full study information included
Read more: What does reflexology research show?
Research measuring brain activity by EEG shows from the moment the reflexologist's hands start their work, the relaxation begins. All together, 24 studies demonstrate reflexology's relaxation effects.Multiple studies using a variety of measurements show that reflexology relaxes the body. The stimulation of reflexology’s pressure techniques creates change in the body’s basic level of tension as demonstrated by research using measurement of: brain waves (EEG), blood pressure, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, pulse rate, and anxiety. One study of a single session noted that reflexology has a “… powerful anxiety-reduction effect….”
Pain reduction is a significant result of reflexology work. Twenty-seven studies show positive outcomes for reflexology work ranging from “significant difference in” pain to “reduction in” pain.Of note is the broad range of individuals whose pain is impacted by reflexology work. Includedare individuals of all ages and health states: birthing mothers, menstruating women, phantom limbpain sufferers, lower back pain sufferers, kidney stone patients, senior citizens and individualswith pain resulting from surgery. Such a range speaks of impact on an underlying mechanism atwork.
Research shows that reflexology work helps individuals of all ages with some 78 health concerns ranging from aggressive behavior in children to urinary concerns of the elderly.Of the 78 disorders and 168 studies reviewed in Evidence-Based Reflexology Research for Health Professionals and Researchers , research shows an efficacy of 93.3% (11 negative outcomes) by one measure and 80.12% by another (11 negative outcomes and 22 positive-negative outcomes). The positive-negative studies showed at least one positive measure and at least one
Read more: Reflexology ameliorates health concerns
Improvement in blood flow is one of multiple mechanisms of action at work in reflexology technique application. Research shows that reflexology work applied to a reflex area reflecting a body part prompts an improved blood flow to that body part: kidneys, intestines, and the brain (fMRI). Research also shows improved blood flow to the feet.
The value of reflexology for patients post-surgically is demonstrated by fifteen studies conducted in eight countries. As reported in Medical Applications of Reflexology: Findings in Research about Post-operative Care, Maternity Care and Cancer Care (Kunz and Kunz, 2011), patient pain, anxiety and recovery are all aided by the application of reflexology post-operatively. Researchers note the value of reflexology post surgically: speeding recovery time; adding to nursing interventions to ease pain when medication alone is not enough as well
Read more: Reflexology aids post-operative recovery
Research shows that reflexology work influences physiological measures of the body. Measures include and demonstrate positive impact on: alpha amylase, blood pressure, systolic blood pressure, pulse rate, blood uric acid level, carbon dioxide (exhaled), cholesterol, cortisol, Doppler sonogram, ECG, EEG, fMRI, free radicals, hemoglobin, oxygen density, oxygen saturation, serotonin, triclycerides, uric acid and white blood cell count as well as immune system, intestinal, kidney and pancreas function. Such measures document that reflexology has an effect, providing an objective yardstick to measure reflexology’s effects and offering evidence of reflexology’s potential benefits.
For cancer patients, phantom limb pain sufferers, hemodialysis patients, diabetic individuals, neuropathy patients, and many more categories of patients are among those whose need for help exceeds that available through medical practices. Research has demonstrated that reflexology use enhances medical care to help where medicine can’t, for example, lessening or cessation of pain for those with phantom limb pain.
Reflexology programs and research show that reflexology aids the mentally ill, providing needed benefits unique to reflexology work. Mental health workers report that reflexology work furnishes many advantages including facilitating communication and allowing for the client to be “touched during treatment in a safe non-intrusive / abusive manner.” Studies demonstrate from reflexology work proves to be useful or provides positive results for: aggressive and anti-social children, autistic children; those needing emotional support; individuals with post traumatic stress syndrome; individuals with severe and enduring metal illnesses. Research demonstrates that reflexology can reduce depression (11 studies) and anxiety (9 studies).
Women who received reflexology experienced shorter labor times and used less analgesia. In addition, reflexology showed a positive impact on postpartum depression, anxiety, urination and bowel movements. Reflexology work during pregnancy or delivery creates easier birthing / delivery: lessened use of analgesia; reduced duration of labor and labor pains, improvement in primary inertia and retention of placenta. Chinese researchers have found reflexology to be beneficial for women throughout the child-bearing experience from conception to
Read more: Reflexology eases pregnancy, delivery and post-partum effects
Results from 24 studies conducted by nurses in ten countries are reported in Medical Applications of Reflexology: Findings in Research about Cancer Care (Kunz, Barbara and Kevin, RRP Press,2011). The results show that reflexology helps cancer patients improve the physical and emotional symptoms of the cancer experience. From chemotherapy to symptom management and from postoperative
Read more: Reflexology complements cancer care
MISSION VALLEY REFLEXOLOGY
Reflexology is a rather intense "foot massage" based on the Eastern
philosophy that points in the feet correspond to all parts of the body.
By releasing trigger points in feet, the corresponding parts of the body
are released. This is not the relaxing, feel good foot massage you'd give
your partner...getting to those trigger points requires a good amount of
pressure...and the point is held until it is released.
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