Gentle touch reflexology may benefit children with autism by helping to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and increase relaxation.
It may also improve communication, social interactions, and self-regulation.
Reflexology is a form of complementary therapy that involves the application of gentle pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, or ears, which are believed to correspond to different organs and systems in the body.
Some practitioners believe that stimulating these points can help to balance the body’s energy and improve overall health and well-being. However, more research is needed to confirm the effectiveness of reflexology for children with autism and other conditions.