Reflexology is actually incredibly beneficial for both circulation and the nerves within the feet. And aside from all the other benefits that can be gained by regular reflexology for diabetics the benefits in reducing foot discomfort in my experience really are quite amazing.
Reflexology is great for the localised symptoms of poor circulation
and neuropathy (a tingling, numbness, coldness, pain or loss of
sensation due to nerve damage).
But reflexology can do more than that. 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 general
feeling of health and vitality.
By working on the pancreas reflex and generally the reflexes of 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 reflex would be another key area to work on through reflexology,
due to its processing functions being effected by an increase in blood
Reflexology is also great for symptom management; the areas worked on
would vary depending on the individuals needs but examples would be the
digestive system to reduce nausea and pain or the urinary system to
help with the excessive urination.
Initially it is recommended to have 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
month to 6 weeks as maintenance. Or until they are no longer required
(such as in the case of gestational diabetes)
For my aftercare relaxing massage, I'm using Zim's Crack Creme, a specially formulated lotion for diabetics.
To book your reflexology appointment in Midland Ontario, contact Health Works Chiropractic and Wellness Centre - 705-526-6900
A daily foot care regimen can help will help keep your feet heatlhy:
Diabetes Association of Canada Foot Care Pamphlet