The benefits of reflexology:
- Relaxation of the nervous system, decreased stress and anxiety
- Increased circulation (respiratory, digestive, musculoskeletal)
- Helps to flush away metabolites (‘toxins’)
- Aids the body to normalize metabolism (the digestive system for example)
- Compliments all other healing modalities
However, pregnant women may be contraindicated in a few reflexology points. I have also found this therapy to be a good introduction to bodywork for people who may otherwise be uncomfortable with a full body treatment such as shiatsu or massage therapy.