Is Reflexology Safe for Diabetics?


I was asked recently if reflexology is a safe treatment for people with diabetes.  Reflexology is actually incredibly beneficial for both circulation and the nerves within the feet and reducing foot discomfort.

How can Reflexology Help?

Reflexology is great for the local symptoms of poor circulation and neuropathy (a tingling, numbness, coldness, pain or loss of sensation due to neve damage).  By working on the feet to stimulate and balance the whole body, and by spending time on specific areas within the body though reflex points in the feet, reflexology can help to return the body back to a balanced state and encourage a feeling of health and vitality

By working on the pancreas and generally the endocrine (hormonal) system, reflexology can encourage the production of insulin by helping the cells that produce the insulin to work as efficiently as possible.  The liver would be another key area to work on through reflexology, due to its processing functions being affected by an increase in blood sugar levels.

For addressing diabetes initially, I recommended having regular treatments, once or twice a week. As general vitality and health improve the sessions can be spread out further until they would be once every 4 to 6 weeks as maintenance.