Benefits

 

What are the benefits of reflexology?

 

Research has proven reflexology to be effective and beneficial in impacting a variety of physical and mental concerns as you will read below.

Reflexology also serves as a unique tool to maintain or establish a link to another. Reflexology applied by family or friends provides several benefits: application of pressure techniques, non-invasive touch and an opportunity to visit.

The benefits of reflexology as shown by research include:

  • relaxation
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  • pain reduction
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  • amelioration of symptoms for health concerns
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  • improved post-operative recovery and pain reduction
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  • complement to cancer care (pain, nausea, vomiting, anxiety)
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  • easier birthing and post-partum recovery
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  • enhancement of medical care (e. g. diabetes, phantom limb pain, and hemodialysis patients)
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  • adjunct to mental health care (e. g. depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder)
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  • improvement in how the body works (e. g. blood flow, blood pressure, kidney function and cholesterol).