Reflexology is a science based on the principal that certain areas of the feet, hands and ears correspond to internal organs and other structures of the body. Palpation or pressure on these points help to achieve balance in the body by normalizing the function of these areas thereby allowing the person to achieve physical and emotional well-being.
Reflexology is a holistic, non-invasive therapy that has its origins dating back to Hippocrates in 375 BC, who advocated massaging areas of the body as a therapeutic relaxation. The Egyptian origins can be seen at the “physician’s tomb” of Ankhm’ahor, where marvelous portrayals of medical scenes were found on its walls. And ancient Chinese writings have described a pressure therapy using the fingers and thumbs, which were used long before acupuncture came along using needles.
Among its many benefits, reflexology leads to better circulation as blood flow is improved, it calms the nervous system, helps the processes of elimination work more efficiently, stimulates the lymphatic system to excrete excess fluids, relieves stress and helps to create an overall sense of well-being.