Reflexology is based on the belief that there are reflex zones on the feet, hands, and ears that correspond to all parts of the body including major organs. Applying pressure to specific areas on the feet, hands, and ears, affects nerves, which then carry signals to other parts of the body promoting good health.
Reflexology has many benefits. In addition to feeling good, reflexology also promotes relaxation in the body, improved lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. Each person responds to reflexology in a unique way and, on occasion, may experience a variety of short term reactions such as extreme relaxation, tiredness, lethargy or tearfulness.
Reflexology is not a cure-all. However, it helps relieve pain associated with migraines, breathing disorders, digestive problems, circulatory problems, back problems, tension and stress.