Reflexology is a holistic healing method that is applied to the reflex points on the feet, hands. Most points are found on the soles of the feet or palms of the hand, but there is also another set of reflexology points in the ears.
Reflexology affects the body in three ways: a general relaxation response, a specific reflex effect, and a rejuvenation of the hand or foot itself. It also improves the flexibility of the hand or foot, and helps to develop hand or foot awareness, lessening the potential for injury. Reflexology works as a stress reducer in the nervous system prompting an effect on the whole body. Reflexology techniques provide stimulus to pressure sensors of the hands or feet, prompting a reflexive response throughout the body, including its internal organs. That response causes the body to unconsciously reset its stress mechanism. When reflexology techniques are applied to specific points on the hands or feet, a specific relaxation response occurs in the corresponding body part.
The relaxation response results in an overall calming and relaxing feeling as general muscle tension fades away. Simultaneously, mental and emotional tension also fade. A session will leave the recipient feeling both relaxed and energized.