Reflexology is a specific touch technique of applying pressure to reflex points of the feet and hands that correspond to all glands, organs and systems of the body, The physical act of applying specific pressure using thumb and fingers to these reflex areas results in improving circulation and reducing body stress, which promotes physiological changes in the body.
Reflexology is reported to relieve: back pain, digestive disorders, menstrual irregularities, and sinus problems. Reflexology also creates a sense of well being and overall calm, especially good for children, allowing for mental and physical decompression and improved energy flow. The result is improved stamina, more energy, better productivity, increased capacity and emotional balance.
"Several studies funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Studies also show that reflexology may have benefits in palliative care of people with cancer." ~ Mayo Clinic Website
How Does It Work?
Imagine an outline of the body over an image of the feet, the toes correspond to the head area. Where the toes join the foot is the shoulder line, below that is your lungs. As you go down the feet, the other body parts and organs correspond to specific defined areas in the feet.