CONTRAINDICATIONS TO REFLEXOTHERAPY
• Illnesses of the nervous system (tension headaches, migraine; sleep disorders; trigeminal neuralgia and facial neuropathy; radiculopathies, plexopathies, mono- and polyneuropathies, vertebral artery syndrome, ischemic brain infarction (stroke) and its consequences)
• Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue (vertebrogenic lumbodynia, lumboishalgia, cervicalgia, cervicobrachialgia, thoracalgia, discogenic radiculopathies of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine; arthrosis, arthritis, osteoporosis without pathological fractures).
• Psycho-emotional disorders (astheno-neurotic syndrome, neurosis, neurasthenia, anxious-depressive, anxious-phobic and emotionally labile disorders, adaptation disorders, tics, hyperkinesias).
• Cardiovascular diseases (in compensation stage, without signs of congestion; vegetovascular dystonia; Raynaud's disease, obliterating endarteritis).
WHAT SYMPTOMS YOU SHOULD CONSULT WITH A REFLEXOTHERAPIST:
Acupressure is an ancient method of reflexology based on finger pressure on active points. Acupressure treatment involves acting on the same points as acupuncture (acupuncture). It uses guiding 'meridians' that run invisibly through the body, connecting the active points.
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy, also known as " Trigger Point Therapy ", refers to the treatment of myofascial trigger points (MTrP) or 'trigger points' (TrP) that are found in muscles and fascia. Myofascial trigger points are painful, tense areas that are found in muscles. MTrPs affect muscles and fascia. Myofascial trigger points can be found anywhere on the body and are one of the most common causes for chronic musculoskeletal pain, also known as myofascial pain. A certified DGSA Trigger Point Therapist can release these painful and tense points in a muscle and assist in achieving long-term results. There are two primary methods for treating trigger points, Manual Trigger Point Therapy and Dry Needling.
THE FOLLOWING REFLEXOTHERAPY OPTIONS ARE POSSIBLE:
Despite all the advantages of reflextherapy, there are still contraindications:
• Malignant tumours of any nature and any localisation.
• Chronic infections (tuberculosis, brucellosis) in the acute stage.
• Organic heart disease, kidney disease.
• Severe exhaustion.
• State of acute mental agitation and intoxication.
• Second half of pregnancy.
Reflextherapy is undesirable after vigorous sports activities, hot baths, alcohol consumption, heavy meals, smoking, drinking strong coffee or tea.
• Ear diseases (non-infectious external otitis media, Meniere's disease, paroxysmal vertigo, vestibular neuronitis, unilateral and bilateral neurosensory hearing loss, vestibulo-cochlear disorders, subjective ear noise).
• Respiratory diseases (pharyngitis, bronchitis, bronchial asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, anosmia).
• Diseases of the digestive system (gastritis, peptic ulcer, atonic constipation, spastic constipation, biliary dyskinesia).
• Male and female urogenital diseases (sexual dysfunction, chronic prostatitis, dysmenorrhoea, early menopause, climacteric syndrome, female infertility, primary and secondary enuresis).
• Skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases (dermatitis, pruritic dermatosis, urticaria, eczema, psoriasis).
• Diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome.
• Addiction to tobacco, alcohol.
• Recovery after COVID-19.
A promising trend in the development of modern reflexology is the development of a system for comprehensive rejuvenation of the body.
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that’s mainly used to treat musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries. It involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following an injury and reduce tension in muscle and tissue.
It may also promote faster healing by increasing blood flow and reducing inflammation.
Foot reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet (or the hands). Foot reflexology is generally relaxing and may help alleviate stress.The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body. Pressure applied to the foot is believed to bring relaxation and healing to the corresponding area of the body. Reflexologists use foot charts to guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas. Reflexology is sometimes combined with other hands-on therapies and may be offered by chiropractors and physical therapists, among others.
Cranial sacral therapy (CST) is sometimes also referred to as craniosacral therapy. It’s a type of bodywork that relieves compression in the bones of the head, sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back), and spinal column. CST is noninvasive. It uses gentle pressure on the head, neck, and back to relieve the stress and pain caused by compression. It can, as a result, help to treat a number of conditions.It’s thought that through the gentle manipulation of the bones in the skull, spine, and pelvis, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the central nervous system can be normalized. This removes “blockages” from the normal flow, which enhances the body’s ability to heal.
INDICATIONS FOR REFLEXOTHERAPY
• Regular pain in different parts of your back.
• Frequent and severe headaches. Migraines.
• Prolonged illness and treatment.
• Rapid fatigue.
• Frequent colds.
• Nervousness and physical stress.
• Lowered immunity.
• Allergic reactions.
• Stress, irritability, chronic tiredness.
• Problems with sleep.
• Recovery after COVID-19