Reflexology (zone therapy) is a method involving the practice of massaging or applying pressure to parts of the feet or sometimes the hands with the goal of encouraging a beneficial effect on other parts of the body, or to improve general health
Reflexology is a natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes, the feet being the primary area of application, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
I see the body as a hologram, where each part has a map of the whole. There are maps of the body on the tongue, the iris, the nose, the face and actually in every cell. But the foot lends itself well to be able to treat the body through pressure and massage. The area that needs treatment will often be quite sore and as the body part heals, the sensitivity becomes less. I sometimes will give patients a map of the body on the feet and color code certain areas they should work on themselves at home to speed the healing of that area of the body.