Does Reflexolgy really work?!
Just recently, we received a negative ‘review’ on our FB page which brought the overall rating down 😢 that the reviewer (who is not our client) described reflexology and reiki are “utter nonsense, fraud, scam” and “con artist”. 😳🤔 Most of you might come to this page because you love modalities such as reflexology, aromatherapy and reiki. However this might be a good opportunity to look into what reflexology is, again.😊
Reflexology (and reiki) are complementary therapies and often employed alongside conventional medicine/treatments. No complementary therapies fit all though, they are generally used to aim for relaxation and balance the body as a whole.😌
There are many wonderful websites to explain and examine about reflexology, it’s effects and benefits. One of the most comprehensive web page for anyone who wish to know more about reflexology might be University of Minnesota’s. 😉😉
As our clinic is in Australia, some of the information there e.g. regulation and qualification are different from those in the US. If you have any questions about regulation and/or qualification for reflexology, we encourage you to contact Reflexology Association of Australia. They can give you detailed information in depth!🤓🤓
Is reflexology evidence-based? The answer might be found in research studies that have been published so far. The list of research on the website is not exhaustive but still shows indications of possible benefits of reflexology. 👣 Reflexology has been backed up with a long history, traditional knowledge and anecdotal evidence. However in this day and age, more ’scientific’ evidence is demanded. It is not limited to Reflexology though, assessing complementary medicine (CAM) within the current framework of population-based controlled clinical trials have many challenges and limitations e.g. assessing perceptible aspects of health such as Qi - vital force/energy, and many CAM modalities has fundamental different views of illness and healing (Hunter & Grant 2005; Tonell & Callanhan, 2002). 💝 Despite the challenges, that also include lack of funds, many researchers around the globe have been tirelessly working so that our patients/clients can be well informed, educated and most importantly for patients’/clients’ benefits and safety.🙏
Just because one may not like some modalities, it does not mean they do not work. We all have different tastes, perceptions and experiences. The important thing is to find the best possible support for you! 💖✨
One thing for sure is that when you are looking for a quality reflexology treatment, please look for practitioners who are qualified in reflexology. Your local reflexology association would be happy to discuss about your concerns and can help you find practitioners in your area. 😃😃
"Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them creates real benefits for the person's health."
Tree of Life