Reflexology is a powerful but gentle therapy which is particularly beneficial with children and can be a great help in times of distress and with common childhood illnesses such as constipation, teething, and colic.
According the the Association of Reflexologists website:
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health for their clients.
The Children's Reflexology Programme takes a small part of reflexology, wraps it in stories and rhyme, and binds it to colours and animal characters, making it accessible to all and engaging for children. This empowers everyone to benefit from some of the gentle power of reflexology in their own home or anywhere.
Professional reflexologists undergo hundreds of hours of training in reflexes and techniques, and detailed anatomy, physiology and pathology, in order to make the fullest use of reflexology in their clinics. You can take advantage of some of the learning and experience reflexologists have accumulated over the years without the need to undertake such lengthy training - kids reflex will bring you simple reflexology quickly and easily along with the confidence of knowing that you can consult a fully qualified reflexolgist whenever you want to.
One of the most important aspects of any complementary therapy, including reflexology, is that it is used alongside medical healthcare. It is essential to remember that reflexology is not a substitute for medical attention and should never be used to replace medical treatment that is ongoing or required at any time.