According to reflexologists, every part of the body, including organs, has its precise reflection point on the footsole.(1(2 A special technique of pressuring the reflection points on the footsoles makes bio-physiological changes happen in the body.(1 It relieves pain by relaxing muscles, increasing blood circulation in the reflected organs and body parts, eliminating waste materials, and stimulating the production of endorphins.(1(2(3
Evidences on reflexology therapy have been found from an ancient Egypt tomb mural from 2330 B.C.,(3(4 and the roots of reflexology in China and India date back thousands of years.(1(4 Reflexology was later brought to the United States, and further studied and organized by an American doctor, William Hope Fitzgerald, in 1917.(1(3(4 Another notable American researcher of reflexology was Eunice Ingham.(1(4
Now, as reflexology has become more popular complementary treatment in the western world, and studies have indicated the effectivity of footsole acupressure in pain relieving, Stabilic brings the ancient knowledge to this day. It offers an effective and convenient healing method for today’s busy people.
…By Stabilic Insoles
Stabilic acupressure insoles follow the methods of reflexology treatment by allowing a patient to massage the migraine’s/headache’s reflection points on the footsoles while sitting and walking. The product package includes the insoles, detachable studs, and instructions for placing the studs on the migraine’s/headache’s reflection point on the insoles.
In the study of Stabilic-team, which included 31 patients, 85% of the patients received help for their migraine symptoms after a four-week use of Stabilics. 31% of the respondents were able to reduce taking painkillers. 88% of the respondends would recommend the product to others.
…By Reflexology Treatment
Headache is one of the most common pain symptoms among European adults. In Denmark, medication is the most used treatment for headache, but reflexology has been the most used alternative treatment since 1988.(2
In cooperation with various alternative therapist associations, The Council of the National Board of Health Concerning Alternative Treatment in Denmark executed a study in 1993-1994. The goal was to research the effectivity of reflexological treatment on patients suffering from headache. 220 patients participated in the study. They were followed a maximum of 6 months from the time they started the reflexology massage treatments until they finished them. Follow-up study was made 3 months after the last treatment for both, those who decided to continue the treatments as well as for those who chose not to continue the treatments.(2
78% percent of the patients reported that they were cured (23%) or had experienced relief (55%) by the final treatment. 19% of the patients reported they had stopped taking headache medication by the final treatment. Approximately one third of the patients chose to continue individual reflexological treatments after the final treatment. 3 months after the final treatment, the patients who continued the treatments had a higher probability to get cured or relieved, and those who did not continue had a higher probability of experiencing unchanged headache levels.(2
Neck and Shoulder
Stabilic acupressure insoles enable you to relieve pain in neck and shoulder area that may also relate to headache symptoms. Look for more specific instructions for treating neck and shoulder area behind the ”usage” tab.
Relieving Lower Back Pain…
…By Stabilic Insoles
Stabilic acupressure insoles follow the methods of reflexology treatment by allowing a patient to massage the lower back pain’s reflection points on the footsoles while sitting and walking. The product package includes the insoles, detachable studs, and instructions for placing the studs on the lower back pain’s reflection point on the insoles.
In the study of Stabilic-team that included 58 patients, 86% received help for their lower back pains after using Stabilics for two weeks. 42% of all patients were able to reduce the usage of painkillers. 68% of the patients would recommend this product to others.
…By Reflexology Treatment
Back pain is also one of the most frequent pain symptoms as about 80% of the people experience it during their lifetime. There are many different alternative treatments for managing the back pain that have become more popular over the years. One of the alternative and complementary treatments is reflexology.(1
In the study of Eghbali, Safari, Nazari, and Abdoli (2012), 50 nurses consisting of males and females who suffered from chronic lower back pain were divided into two groups receiving massage treatments. The test group (N=25) received reflexology treatments, and the control group (N=25) received non-specific massage treatments. 40 minute sessions of interventions were performed three times a week for two weeks.(1
Numerical analogue scale was built, and the pain levels were reported before and after the massage treatments. Reserachers learned that the patients experienced a major reduction in pain from a moderate pain level to a mild pain level after the reflexology treatments. The results also indicated that the reduction of pain was higher in the reflexology group compared to the non-specific massage group, even though the non-specific massage was also effective in reducing pain.(1
Whole Back Area
Stabilic footsoles enable you to relieve pain in all back areas. Look for more specific instructions for treating all back pain areas behind the the “Usage” – tab.
(1 Eghbali, M., Safari, R., Nazari, F., Abdoli, S. (2012). The effects of reflexology on chronic low back pain intensity in nurses employed in hospitals affiliated with Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research, 17(3), 239-243.
(2 Launso, L., Brendstrup E., Arnberg, S. (1999). An Exploratory Study of Reflexological Treatment for Headache. Alternative Therapies, 5(3), 57-65.
(3 Lee, J., Han, M., Chung, Y., Kim, J., Choi, J. (2011). Effects of Foot Reflexology on Fatigue, Sleep and Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Koean Acad Nurs, 41(6), 821-833.
(4 Stephenson, N. L. N., Dalton, J. A. 2003. Using Reflexology for Pain Management. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 21(2), 179-191