Reflexology is the application of pressure to certain areas of the foot which correspond to specific parts of the body.
Think of the foot as a map or a blueprint of the entire body, inside and out. Every single organ – the ears, eyes, nose, brain, heart, lungs, stomach, colon, etc. – is reflected in the feet in a very specific way. Chronic and acute health issues manifest themselves in the foot in various ways, such as calcium deposits, calluses, and tender or painful areas, similar to knots in the back.
Essentially, every physical injury, illness, or chronic issue an individual experiences has been imprinted in their feet. Through the use of reflexology, a practitioner is able to find and work on those problem areas, encouraging healing at a deep level. Applying pressure to the problem areas on the feet allows for the release of tensions in other areas of the body, bringing the body back into balance.
The wonderful part of reflexology is that each session treats both feet comprehensively, which improves overall health and rejuvenates the entire being. Additionally, built-up toxins are released through lymphatic drainage.