Reflexology - a complementary form of treatment

Updated: Feb 8

By Paula Anderson

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many individuals to feel a sense of separation from families and friends along with having to manage a 'new normal.'

Mia Earl, certified reflexologist and wellness expert said, "While our medical community has excelled at improving the outcomes of those who get COVID-19, there are still long-term effects people continue to suffer with."


"Reflexology is a drug-free complementary therapy that can be safely used in addition to your present medical care," said Earl.

Typically, massage therapists receive training on the body. However, reflexologist focuses on the hands and feet.

According to the Reflexology Association of America website, reflexology, is "an integrative health practice, maps a reflection of the body predominately on the feet, hands and outer ears. It uses unique manual techniques to deliver pressure to neural pathways assisting the body to function optimally."

'While people think reflexology is a foot massage, reflexology is quite different. It is not a massage and is not limited to just the feet," said Earl.

Earl used reflexology because of a sinus problem and that gave her relief. She suffered from sinus challenges for years when the seasons changed.

She is registered with the Tennessee Department of Health as a Certified Reflexologist.

To learn more about reflexology, visit The Reflexology Association of America.

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