A study suggests that reflexology can reduce pain levels. Researchers at the University of Portsmouth found that people felt about 40% less pain, and were able to stand pain for about 45% longer, when they used reflexology as a method of pain relief.
Dr Carol Samuel, who is a trained reflexologist and who carried out the experimental procedures as part of her PhD studies, said it was the first time this therapy had been scientifically tested as a treatment for acute pain.
Dr Samuel added: "This is an early study, and more work will need to be done to find out about the way reflexology works.
"However, it looks like it may be used to complement conventional drug therapy in the treatment of conditions that are associated with pain, such as osteoarthritis, backache and cancers."
I have personally seen real positive effects from using reflexology on clients over the years . NW.
Kobido Massage (60 mins) -
Kobido is a form of Japanese facial massage known as the "natural Japanese face-lift”. This special method is one of the most advanced face massage techniques.
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