Discover how areas of the feet and hands are approximate
to the body’s anatomy with these interactive reflexology maps.
Reflexology Is A Non-Invasive Therapy
Reflexology is a non-invasive, holistic treatment that uses specific touch techniques on certain points of the feet, hands and ears to assist the body’s ability to relax, lower stress, and to heal itself. Reflexology is considered holistic because it addresses the entire person as a whole and works to bring harmony and balance within the body, mind and spirit.
As a therapy, reflexology is based on studies, science and art that suggests that certain areas or points on the feet, hands and ears are related to internal organs and systems of the entire body.
This relationship is best explained as a microcosm, a miniature representation of something larger. With reflexology, the feet, hands and ears are believed to contain a perfect microcosm, representation or map of the entire body. Since all the systems of the body work in unison, if one area becomes out of balance it will most likely lead to disorder in other areas.
Each foot, not only holds a map of the entire body, but also contains over 7000 nerve endings. A stressed body tends to accumulate irritating congestion at or near these nerve endings showing an imbalance or possible problem with the corresponding organ or system. A trained reflexologist is able to follow this map, and by using specific touch techniques will know precisely when and where to apply pressure. This results in the breaking down of the deposits which are carried from the body through normal elimination as well as the lymphatic system. Because the process of elimination becomes more efficient with reflexology, there is less accumulation of excess waste within the body. The result is a more healthy flow of energy and a lower level of stress which in turn promotes an improved quality of life.
Reflexology is both relaxing and stimulating to the nervous system. A reflexology session will help relieve chronic pain and stress related to daily activities, cancer treatment, surgery or autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia.