Reflexology treatment

Over the coming months, I will be looking at some of the different therapies that help some of the symptoms often experienced with conditions like Cerebral Palsy, Arthritis, Crohn’s disease, Bipolar etc.

I enjoy learning about alternative therapies and would have no hesitation in using or recommending them. They are good for bringing the body back into balance without all the side effects often connected to conventional medicine.

What is Reflexology? 

Reflexology is an old healing form, since the times of the ancient Egyptians and in ancient India and China. It is based on the principle that all living things are related and that the illnesses we experience are connected to a source, or a healing energy somewhere in the body.

It works by applying pressure to points on the body, which then correspond to various points around the body. Reflexologists believe that when pressure is applied to certain zones on the hands, ears or feet, those pressures correspond with organs, muscles and glands found elsewhere in the body.

The Benefits of Reflexology:

  • It reduces pain;
  • Helps relieve migraines or tension headaches;
  • Cuts down on stress, depression, anxiety, arthritis brought about by conditions such as cerebral palsy and chronic digestive disorders which are also connected to CP.

Reflexology also benefits anyone suffering with respiratory problems and sports injuries. It is also known to improve relaxation, can give one a sense of well-being, improves circulation, helps boost the immune system and gets rid of toxins known to cause illness.

9 Jun, 2010

18 thoughts on “Reflexology treatment

  1. I have always, (since I was about 14) been a believer in the benefits of Reflexology, acupuncture, acupressure, Qi gong (breathing exercises) and Tai Chi. I have only tried acupressure, Qi gong though. I have experienced very positive results.

    1. I think I started believing in them when Daniel was about 9 years old and it took literally 11 hours to get the doctor to come out and see him. He had an ear infection and was very poorly with it, one of many infections.

      I do believe the alternative route can be the key to wellness with no side effects. I’m impressed Bill and like that you do. We have more in common now.

  2. Sorry but I’m not the best in Reflexology, my feet are difficult to stay still. I do agree that natural healing and remedies have a lot of power of health and well being.

    I am learning heaps from you Ilana. I have always believed in the power of touch, massage and the healing through someone’s hands. I get heaps of relief from a massage and I’m studying it at night-class at present.

    Even though my hands aren’t like others because of my CP, they can still give healing, I just need to adapt my movements in a modified way. I also believe in having a good hot soak in the tub or a nice hot spa. The hot water seems to help me and I get a great relief from chronic pain.

    1. It doesn’t matter that Reflexology isn’t right for you. Mike what matters is that you believe in remedies and the power of natural healing. You believe in the power of massage too and that helps you with your CP greatly. We all deal with different degrees of pain, not everything we try, will work because of what we deal with.

      I believe in the power of support. That in itself is a great healer. We have lots of information to give through our vast experiences, dealing with what we deal with. That to me is priceless.

  3. I have a blind friend who does reflexology and I would imagine she is quite good at it. I have never had her work on me. Maybe some day she will. It would be interesting.

    I know because she is blind, she has a greater sense of her other senses. For example her hearing is so good, she can hear a pin drop.

    1. You are right about your friend’s other senses. I would let her have a go. I bet she’d be brilliant at it.

  4. This sounds intriguing to me, I would try it for my cerebral palsy if I had it.

    You are ahead of your time Ilana, you will try alternative measures to ease your cerebral palsy and I applaud you for that.

    1. Thank you. I do have more to write about, just got side tracked by my birth-record news. I will get straightened out so that I can go back to writing about other alternative treatments.

    1. Wise words Brian. As with all claims about cures, Bipolar is not an easy one to cure. It’s not something I’ve heard about, but caution would be a good word to use.

  5. Hello Ilana, I have been looking through The CP diary with great interest and have already learned a lot, so thank you. My 1 year old son, Gunnar, has recently been diagnosed with Dystonic cerebral palsy and to be honest it scares me witless.

    I realise that cerebral palsy varies dramatically from person to person, but would you or your followers have any advice about how best to help my son to develop the very best he can, either through physical or mental exercise (conventional or alternative).

    ANY good advice would be much appreciated. I continue to read your site with interest and wish you and your fellow contributors the all the very best.

    1. Louis I will be happy to e-mail you personally with some information that may be of help to you and your son.

      Thank you so much for getting in touch with me.

  6. Reflexology is something I want to learn more about, especially if it reduces stress and anxiety and relaxes the muscles.

    1. I hope you do Junior. It’s always good to learn new things, especially things that give us a better quality of life from all things that we have to deal with.

      1. Wow reflexology! I never knew anything about that. That will help relieve leg and back pain I have daily.

        The muscles in my shoulders and back are so tight it feels like leather. It hurts real bad. I want to check more into reflexology.

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