Should a Christian participate in reflexology?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Reflexology is a system of foot massage (or sometimes hand massage) that focuses on specific "reflex points" in the foot in order to relieve stress or promote healing in other parts of the body. So...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Jjb 2003 1 Jj Breen Husband, Dad, Grandfather and 60 Years ODD
Hmm... this is a tough question, because it can have 2 answers.

If it is being done solely on a Religious Belief Basis and you are being told you NEED to practice this 'belief' or that 'belief' that is contrary to the BIBLE...>>>> Be careful - be very careful.

But, on the science / medical part. There is science to back it up. I know many Christian Doctors - who refer patients to Acupuncture - Reflexology - Chiropractors - Massage Therapy and such for relief, to avoid when/if possible drug related answers right off the bat.

I know a lot of Christians who have found great relief from all the a fore mentioned practices. But these practitioners do not 'preach a religion' of "Chi" or such... just the basic science that your nervous system is fearfully and wonderfully made.

I personally put a Reflexology Practitioner to the 'test' if you will. I have had a long history of "medical challenges" over my 60 years of living. This specific person is a Christian and while using their Reflexology Knowledge to work, they also are praying for the person(s) as well. :)

They were able to tell me amazingly specific, with NO clues - hints or other wise... (Read: No medical History forms were filled out.) They knew (could feel) in what was specific areas of the body on my foot, the differences in specific areas of surgery that I have had.

Again, bottom line: If you are going and they are 'preaching a religion to you' - then I would avoid that practitioner. But if they are simply practicing their 'art' be it reflexology, acupuncture, chiropractor, massage therapy, touch therapy and such. IF it indeed helps, go for it!

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