this therapy is beginning to be used in hospitals as it is felt that having the feet massaged is calming, so orthodox medicine seems to be more accepting of this method. Reflexology is a treatment of the feet and sometimes the hands, it involves a "hands on" massage technique. The belief is that all parts of the body are reflected in the feet and by massaging of these reflexes corresponding organs in the body can be stimulated, thereby releasing natural healing. Reflexology can be used to alleviate many problems including migraine, back pain, asthma, high blood pressure, poor circulation, constipation and IBS. It is also believed that using pressure on certain parts of the foot can cause partial anaesthesia which could be of use when minor surgery is performed.
also known as zone therapy," the study of the reflexes of the foot, which are believed to correspond to specific parts of the body.
The technique that applies pressure or message on areas of the hands or feet. Also known as "zone therapy".
A form of massage in which pressure is applied to certain parts of the feet and hands in order to promote relaxation and healing elsewhere in the body. A science based on the belief that each part of the body is interconnected through the nervous system to the hands and feet. Stimulating specific reflex points in the feet can bring needed nutrients to poorly functioning areas of the body. This can help restore balance throughout the body.