Most times, we have an opportunity to ready our bodies for surgery and the recovery process to follow. We may consider improving our eating habits, adding supplements to our diets, increasing exercise to strengthen the body and reducing stress. Another consideration may be incorporating weekly reflexology sessions into your pre-operative and post operative plan. Clinical studies have shown regular reflexology sessions post operatively can be of great benefit in restoring the immune system thereby aiding in the pain reduction and more effective healing.
I have worked with clients six to ten weeks prior to surgery. Reflexology sessions were designed to meet the needs of the individual client and were done consistently in preparation for the surgery scheduled. It was a commitment on the part of the client but the great thing is it yield results. Clients have reported that they used little to no pain medication after surgery and the surgeons themselves expressed amazament at the rate of the healing process.
Why the results? Well, the true aim of reflexology for the body is homeostasis; a state of well being and balance maintained despite changes in the external environment. As a reflexologist, I always approach my sessions with the intention of offering the body the opportunity to regain balance by reducing tension and improving circulation to the glands, organs and various body parts. This wonderful thing is that in doing reflexology on an individual's feet, the balance that their body regains has some positive "side effects". Pre-operatively, reflexology boosts the immune by improving the lymphatic system's functioning, the circulation and the necessary time in "relaxation" where the body can be at optimal performance. Post operatively reflexology helps keep blood flowing, aides the body in toxin removal, provides relaxation to aid in healing and has a great effect on pain levels. Facing surgery can be intimidating life event and reflexology can help.
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