Reflexology's claims to restore vitality and improve health, or to alleviate or control disease, must be considered unproven. As is true of various forms of bodywork, reflexology can promote relaxation and feelings of well-being. Although reflexology is not a proven method of treating disease, its potential relaxation benefits are obtained inexpensively and easily, especially because the technique can be self-administered. Also of great importance, reflexology is a gentle, noninvasive technique, free of side effects. It does not affect medical problems, but it works well as a foot massage to reduce stress and provide a pleasant, relaxing experience.
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