Reflexology is based on the idea that the body is mapped onto the feet, and these points are known as “reflexes”. By applying pressure and massage techniques to these reflex areas on the feet the philosophy is that it will have a stimulating effect elsewhere in the body. It’s aim is to re-balance, and restart the body’s self-healing process.
In general, reflexology is a “hand’s on” treatment which is applied to the feet (or hands) but the philosophy is to treat the whole body i.e. it takes a holistic approach to healing. However, visual reflexology techniques allow me to read the feet (and other extremities).
A primary benefit of reflexology is relaxation. Relaxation through reflexology may help the body to balance any kind of stress it is experiencing, switching on “rest and digest” and moving away from “fight or flight”.
If you would prefer more of a visual introduction to reflexology you might like to watch the following video, created by the Association of Reflexologists, of which I am a full member.
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