What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is the ancient art and science of using pressure points on the feet, hands and ears to heal and
revitalize the entire body. Reflexology helps to adjust the body's energy flow in order
to keep the organs and glands in a constant state of balance. This focused form of acupressure
and relaxation techniques helps the body in many ways. It aids in circulation, helps the body
to release toxins and improves the function of the immune, muscular and nervous systems. While
acting as a powerful therapeutic technique, reflexology also helps to calm the emotions
and assist the body in releasing tension.
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The reflexes in the feet and in the hands are actually "reflections" of body parts. Their
locations and relationships to each other on the feet follow a logical anatomical pattern which closely resembles the body
itself. The physical act of applying specific pressures using thumb, finger and hand techniques results in stress reduction
and in turn, positive physiological changes in the body.
Where did Reflexology come from?
Its origins date back to ancient Egypt, India and China.
Reflexology as it is practiced today is based primarily on the system developed in America by osteopathic physician Dr. William
Fitzgerald and further refined by Dr. Joe Riley and Eunice Ingham during the first half of the 20th century.
What does Reflexology do for you?
Reflexology promotes balance and normalization of the body naturally.
Reflexology reduces stress and brings about relaxation.
Reflexology improves circulation and the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells.
Scott wrote an article for the Health & Wellness supplement to the Taconic Press
newspapers entitled "Reiki and reflexology". To read the article, click on the logo.