Wednesday, October 31, 2007

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology -- a topic mentioned in more than one of my posts, and certainly the main topic of the one published earlier today -- but just exactly what is reflexology????

Happy Feet? -- Maybe, but read on. . .

One of the definitions we learned in class goes like this: Reflexologists understand that the entire body is mirrored on the feet and hands. Foot and hand reflexology is a scientific art based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all body parts. The physical act of applying specific pressures using thumb, finger, and hand techniques results in stress reduction which causes physiological changes in the body. A primary benefit of reflexology is relaxation. Relaxation through reflexology may help the body to balance any kind of stress it is experiencing.*

Reflexology has been around for centuries. The use of this technique, especially in our western culture, all but disappeared. In the early 1900's new "discoveries" brought renewed attention to this modality. Today in some states like Tennessee, it has its own designation under the states division of Health Related Boards.

You may live in the Memphis, TN area. Would this experience be one you may enjoy? Email me at to learn more. (Please copy and paste email address into your email compser.) Also, please visit

*Reflexologists are not medical doctors, do not practice medicine, do not diagnose or treat for specific illness, and do not prescribe or adjust medications.

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