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Can reflexology help you with period pain?

September 4th, 2016

It is claimed that up to 50% of women of reproductive age suffer from period pain.  For many years from my mid-teens until my late twenties I suffered from dysmenorrhea (period pain).  To avoid it interfering with my O Levels I went on the pill but discovered that didn’t suit me.  In my mid-twenties I […]

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Does reflexology improve quality of life at end of life?

March 20th, 2016

With a 50% chance of a cancer diagnosis and a 50% chance of surviving cancer, cancer will touch all our lives. Cancer Research statistics 1 in 2 people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. 50% survive cancer for 10 or more years. While cancer […]

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Reflexology and Pain Management – Part 3

January 12th, 2015

In previous posts in this series I have discussed the nature of pain, and how is evidence for the reflexology can be used for acute pain.  In this article I want to discuss reflexology and chronic pain, as back pain is the most common chronic pain and it effects 8 out of 10 people in […]

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Reflexology and Pain Management – Part 2

December 15th, 2014

In part 1, I explored what pain was, the pain response and briefly explained how reflexology helps manage pain. Much anecdotal evidence shows the benefits of reflexology in pain management and several studies indicate successful treatment outcomes including pain reduction. (See references at end of article). However I would like to focus on one recent […]

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Reflexology and Pain Management – Part 1

December 7th, 2014

Pain is a fact of life, it is a necessary part of being human.  Pain is a universal experience that serves the vital function of triggering avoidance. Pain is not a simple sensory experience, it can occur even in the absence of tissue damage. It involves emotional, social and cognitive beliefs. The four pillars of […]

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Reflexology: Scientific Evidence of it’s effects physiological anxiety signs

June 29th, 2014

Recently a scientific study (see details below) was published which evaluated the physiological anxiety signs and sedation needs of patients in intensive care units in a Turkish hospital. Title: Reflexology: It’s effects on Physiological Anxiety Signs and Sedation Needs Journal: Holistic Nursing Practioner Authors: E. Korhan, L. Khorshid, M Uyar Reference: 2014; 28 (1);6-23 Study […]

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What ailments can Reflexology help with?

December 7th, 2010

Reflexology is a complementary therapy which is rapidly growing in popularity due to its well established reputation for helping patients de-stress and relax.  My clients have found it particular effective for: PMT/PMS Headaches and migraines Sinus problems (including sinus pain, sinusitis, and nasal congestion) Stress and anxiety  (including panic attacks) Digestive disorders (including constipation and […]

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How does Reflexology work?

December 7th, 2010

Different areas of the feet (or reflex areas) correspond to different parts of the body and the whole body is represented.  By working on these reflex areas, a balancing effect can be brought about in the corresponding part of the body.  The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and the left […]

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Are their any side effects of Reflexology treatments?

December 7th, 2010

The aim of Reflexology is to restore harmony within the client and instil a sense of well being.   During a Reflexology treatment, some clients experience fleeting sensations in their body.   As part of restoring the body to balance some clients may notice subtle changes in their appetite, changes to their sleeping pattern, dream more often, […]

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I am pregnant, is Reflexology safe for me?

December 7th, 2010

Obviously when you are pregnant you want to make sure everything you do is safe for both you and your baby.  Reflexology is generally considered safe if you are pregnant providing all is well with the pregnancy and you tell the Reflexologist you are pregnant. Reflexology should be avoided by women with a risk of […]

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