Reflexology is a long standing form of bodywork that involves applying pressure to the hands and feet to produce changes in pain and other benefits elsewhere in the body.
Massage therapists manipulate larger areas of soft tissue in the body while with reflexology therapists apply pressure to specific points on the feet. Reflexology is used to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis.
When properly applied, a foot reflexology massage will leave a person feeling as though they have received a whole body massage. Since so many meridians connect different body systems to the feet, reflexology may be used to stimulate the digestive system, reduce stress, increase energy, promote self-healing, and relieve pain.