Reflexology is the application of pressure to specific points and areas on the feet or hands (even ears). Reflexologists believe that these reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems and that pressing them creates lasting benefits for the person’s health.
For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder. When a reflexologist uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it may affect bladder functioning.
Reflexology foot maps
Reflexologists use foot maps to guide their work. The left foot corresponds to the organs found on the left side of the body and the right foot to the organs on the right side.
Here are some examples of reflex areas and their corresponding body parts:
- The tips of the toes reflect the head
- The heart and chest are around the ball of the foot
- The liver, pancreas, and kidney are in the arch of the foot
- Low back and intestines are towards the heel
*Fully clothed session, please be prepared to take shoes and socks off. Hot towel(s) included.