Research Shows Reflexology Complements Cancer Care

A cancer diagnosis is scary for all concerned. Not only does it affect the person who has received the diagnosis, but the family and friends of the person as well. We have all been touched by cancer, and know the emotional roller coaster that we find ourselves on through the diagnosis, treatment, and eventual outcome. Reflexology has been shown to have a positive impact on the emotional and physical symptoms of individuals who have been diagnosed with cancer. Thirteen studies from seven countries (US, Italy, Japan, China, Switzerland, Korea, UK) show that reflexology can benefit those who are receiving care for a cancer diagnosis. Reflexology has been reported to: Reduce anxiety and depressi

Reflexology Benefits for Pregnancy and Delivery

The benefits of reflexology for women throughout the childbearing experience from conception to postpartum issues are backed by research! According to research published by Barbara & Kevin Kunz in their book, Evidence-Based Reflexology Research for Health Professionals & Researchers, the results are as follows: ​ r weight gain in contrast to infants in the control group. Analgesia: Less used Duration of Labor: Studies showed that the study group who received 10 reflexology sessions experienced: first stage 5 hrs, second stage 16 min, and third stage 7 min, compared to textbook figures of 16-24 hrs first stage, and 1-2 hrs second stage. Labor Pains, Retention of Placenta: During delivery, 90%

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