How Reflexology Can Compliment Podiatry

Although there is a distinct difference between podiatry and reflexology, they can actually be beneficial to each other. Reflexology helps improve mobility following a podiatric procedure or surgery. It can lessen or eliminate joint stiffness and promote healing. It also influences circulation during the recovery process following a foot injury or surgery.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology deals with the feet and also the hands. The idea behind reflexology is that systems throughout the body are related to, and affected by, specific reflex areas in the hands and feet. When these areas receive pressure massage, the corresponding body part becomes more relaxed and has a healing response. The primary purpose of reflexology is to reduce stress.

A research review but the university of Minnesota has noted additional benefits of reflexology – not only in reducing stress, but also in reducing pain, increasing blood flow to the kidneys and intestines, reducing blood pressure, relieving depression and other psychological symptoms.

Reflexology is just as beneficial to babies as it is to adults. Here at Footwise we offer a special on mother and baby reflexology to help both of your bodies to rebalance after the stress of birth.

What can adult reflexology treat?

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Kidney, ear & chest infections
  • Headaches / sinus problems
  • Sleep issues
  • Women’s health (periods, infertility, menopause hot flushes)
  • Bowel issues (diarrhea, constipation, flatulence)
  • Hernias
  • Muscle ache
  • Sciatica
  • Low immune system
  • And many more……

Post birth mother reflexology….

  • Reduces stress hormones
  • Increases milk production
  • Increases contraction of the womb
  • Rebalances the body
  • Reduces the baby blues

What can baby reflexology treat?

  • Reflux
  • Colic
  • Sleeplessness
  • Constipation
  • Irritation
  • Teething
  • Nappy rash
  • Eczema
  • Asthma
  • Skin conditions
  • Ear & chest infections

Reflexology – Bringing the family together