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Reflexology Foot Massage Offers Many Health Benefits

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Reflexology foot massage is a non-invasive therapy where the practitioner applies pressure to different parts of the feet to stimulate internal organs. The Chinese were the first to use reflexology after discovering that nerves in the foot connect to internal organs. They found that pressure on nerve endings in the feet affected these organs.

Reflexology foot massage can cure many health problems such as headaches, sleep disorders, asthma, sinusitis. Blood circulation is improved and function of the immune system and the lymph system are enhanced. Pain and stiffness from injuries, exercise or bad posture can be relieved by reflexology.

"If extreme pain or discomfort is felt when pressure is applied to areas on the foot, it helps the therapist determine the cause of the problem even if there are no other symptoms that present itself. It is recommended for anyone, from children to seniors, as a safe, holistic method of treatment."

Be sure to drink plenty of water after a session of reflexology to help eliminate toxins.


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This article has several glaring errors:
1) Reflexology is NOT a foot massage but a pressure point therapy (aka form of bodywork).
2) It is credited with originating first in Egypt than throughout a multitude of ancient cultures ranging from Aboriginal North Americans to the Orient.
3) Reflexologists do not claim to "cure" as that would be illegal in the United States. We claim to promote relaxation, balance and wellness for mind, body and spirit. We do not treat specific conditions or illnesses but we treat the whole person.
4) "Extreme pain or discomfort" is a sign of a poorly trained practitioner and the client should run far away from this therapist lest she be injured. Reflexology is not a therapy intended to be painful, sensitive yes, but not painful.

I hope you get a chance to experience a real Reflexology session in the future to see what it is really like! But please reconsider the publication of such misinformation about this healing modality.

Thank you,
Amy Kreydin, NBCRT
Board Certified Reflexologist

January 10, 2011 - 10:00am
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