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More About Reflexology

Reflexology is a non-invasive complementary practice involving the use of alternating pressure applied to reflexes within reflex maps of the body, located mainly on the feet, hands and outer ears. Definition from the Reflexology Association of America.

Research has shown the specific techniques of reflexology to be effective and beneficial in many ways. A survey of 170 reflexology studies from 21 countries shows that reflexology is effective, impacting a variety of physical and psychological concerns including:

  • Relaxation
  • Pain reduction
  • Improved blood flow
  • Benefits mental health

From reflexology authors and experts Barbara and Kevin Kuhns.

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A non-profit member association dedicated to unifying all reflexologists for the recognition, excellence and professional strength of Reflexology.

NACAMS (National Association of Complementary and Alternative Medicines)
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Reflexology Association of America
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OUR MISSION for the Reflexology Association of Iowa is to promote dialogue throughout the reflexology community as the primary means of creating unity among reflexologists and to protect and preserve the skills of reflexology and encourage communication, education, and ethics for reflexology practitioners and the clients they serve in Iowa and to protect our legal rights to work as reflexology practitioners.

RAIA is the Iowa State Affiliate of the Reflexology Association of America.

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