Reflexology is a complementary therapy that involves applying pressure to certain areas of the feet in order to create a positive effect in the corresponding part of the body. It is an ancient therapy and has been around in varying forms as far back as the ancient Egyptians.
Reflexology, trigger point therapy and acupressure are all natural therapies sharing the common theory that energy pathways exist in the body.
These pathways and their meridians have been meticulously mapped.
The feet and hands, which together contain over 72,000 nerve endings, also contain innumerable energy meridians (meridians of ki) that are energetically connected to the vital organs and areas of the central nervous system.
It is believed that a reflexologist can help relieve pain and restore the body's natural chemical and neurological balance by applying pressure and manually massaging or manipulating energy meridians on the feet and hands.