if that was the case, everytime we walked on a pebbled beach we'd all have the s***s
I don't see how it possibly could.
Not to my knowledge.
Yes if the part of your body being worked on stimulates the bowel. It may speed things up but it would not be severe and persistent. Drink plenty of water as if this happens, your body is ridding it self of toxins and you are prone to dehydration. Avoid alcohol for 24 hrs.
DON'T PLAN IT BEFORE A NIGHT OUT!
Any energy treatment, including reflexology, can cause what's called a "cleansing" in which the body purges physical toxins. So yes, it can.
Like the others said, yes it can cause diarrhea if you massage that part of the reflex that controls the bowels and bowel movements. Each part of your foot has certain points of the body that it affects, so if that reflex is messed with too much, then yep, you can get it.
I guess that's good for some people though, huh? (Well not the 'd', but being thoroughly cleaned out)
It depends where you were massaged. Anal massage can often lead to diarrhoea, as it loosens the sphincter
YES. Depends on what areas are massaged. It is very similar to ear accupuncture. There is an area for constipation. If this was stimulated and you are not constipated you probably can get diarrhea.
Also detoxification can cause diarrhea as your body tries to eliminate the toxins.
Yes. The purpose of reflexology is to detoxify your body. The toxins are retained in your colon and can only come out one way. Down. I have had reflexology once and it was extremely effective at emptying my bowel. Scary that getting your feet rubbed can do that!