Based in ancient Chinese medicine which recognizes that the foot reflects all aspects of the body. Chinese believe that as you age one of the most important things to do is to keep the feet, ankles and toes flexible. Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source of the discomfort.
Reflexologists work from maps of predefined pressure points that are located on the hands and feet. The reflexologist manipulates the pressure points according to specific techniques of reflexology therapy. Reflexology promotes healing by stimulating the nerves in the body and encouraging the flow of blood. In the process, reflexology not only quells the sensation of pain, but relieves the source of the pain as well. Reflexology assists the body in detoxification, and can reduce pain from headaches, backaches, etc.