Reflexology is the application of certain pressure points on the feet at specific locations meant to correlate with different parts of the body. Reflex points stimulate energy through the body energy lines or meridians (as known in Chinese Medicine). Looking at a reflexology chart, one would see the feet representing the entire body, in miniature, with the toes being the head, neck and shoulders, the ball and arch of the foot reflecting internal organs and the arch, the spine and so forth.
As gentle to intense pressure is applied and massaged, the body is thought to experience a ‘release’ of congested energy in the tender spots – therefore leading to relief of painful conditions and body ailments.
Anyone can learn reflexology through self-education. There are plenty of books, videos and tools out there to assist one at becoming proficient at this powerful art. The great part is you always have someone to practice on – yourself! In fact, before practicing on anyone else, it’s a good idea to ‘get good’ on your own feet. Click To Learn More