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What is Reflexology? Short Video from the AoR (Association of Reflexologists)

WHAT IS REFLEXOLOGY ?

Reflexology is a non-invasive touch therapy. It is based on the principle that reflexes (points and areas) on the feet and lower leg  correspond to internal organs and other physical structures. The Reflexologist stimulates specific places on the foot according to this "map" to access the organs, muscles, bones, lymph nodes and endocrine glands of the body, depending on the needs of the client. Please see below for the foot chart by which I travel around the body during a Reflexology treatment. 

 

Such mapping of reflexes is attributed both to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture points, ancient Egyptian practices and western Zone Theory. Using pressure for pain relief has been widespread since the 1800s, with many studies on sensory nerve endings and the transmission of nerve signals showing that pressure on these points affects the autonomic nervous system. This in turn innervates and stimulates the function of all organs and structures in the body. Reflexology in its current form is practised worldwide. Its aim is to return the body to a state of internal and external balance.

 

Professional Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside allopathic (traditional western) healthcare to promote better health for their clients. They do not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe.

 

Reflexology is a therapy that can be received by anyone at any age, from babies to the elderly. It is very safe, although for certain health conditions treatment will be applied with caution, or may not be considered suitable until more stable health is attained.

Right Foot

Left Foot

Brain

Inner Ear

Brain

Inner Ear

Eustachian tube

Eye point

Outer ear

Eye point

Eustachian tube

Outer ear

Sinusus (toes)

Sinusus (toes)

Eye & ear general area

Eye & ear general area

Lung

Lung

Splenic flexure

Descending colon

Sigmoid flexure

Sigmoid colon

Sciatic area

Spleen

Sciatic area

Head

Head

Hypothalamus

Hypothalamus

Pituitary gland

Pituitary gland

Occipital

Neck

Occipital

Neck

Parathyroid gland

Parathyroid gland

Thyroid

Thyroid

Oesophagus

Oesophagus

Solar plexus

Solar plexus

Diaphragm

Diaphragm

Hiatus hernia point

Hiatus hernia point

Panreas

Gall bladder

Hepatic flexure

Liver

Ascending colon

Stomach

Stomach

Transverse colon

Transverse colon

Adrenal gland

Adrenal gland

Kidney

Kidney

Small intestine

Small intestine

Ureter tube

Ureter tube

Reflexology Foot Chart 
- Plantar Aspect

Ileocaecal valve

Appendix

Foot charts reproduced with kind permission of www.learnreflexology.com London School of Reflexology