Does Reflexology help foot pain/tension or plantar fasciitis?
Does Reflexology help foot pain/tension or plantar fasciitis? 24 Apr 2020
One of the most frequent questions I am asked by clients, is "will reflexology help my foot pain/tension or plantart fasciitis"?
Reflexology is a whole body treatment, where the therapists stimulates reflex points on the feet to effect healing in the corresponding parts of the body. Reflexology allows the body to rebalance, which assists you to:
Improve your sleeping patterns
Calm an over active mind
Relax the body to aid digestion
Reflexology does not work on the muscles of the feet. So the short answer is no, reflexology does not help with foot pain/tension or Plantar Fasciitis. (For more information on Plantar Fasciitis see previous blog post >> http://vitalitytherapy.co.uk/blog/heel-pain-part-1)
If you have any aches, pains or tension in either of your feet then a deep tissue leg massage is the best treatment for you. The reason for treating the whole leg, rather than just the foot is that some of the muscles that control the foot i.e. flex or extend it start just under the knee and the same is true for the some of the muscles that control the toes. This is why if a client comes to Vitality Therapy with a foot issue we always massage the leg as well as the foot.
So if you have problem with your feet why not book in for a deep tissue leg massage.