Reflexology is a complementary alternative therapy that involves applying pressure to specific areas on the feet, hands, and ears. The underlying principle of reflexology is that these areas, known as reflex points, correspond to different organs, glands, and systems in the body.

The practice of reflexology is based on the concept that there are energy pathways or zones in the body, and by stimulating these reflex points, it is believed that the practitioner can help improve the flow of energy and restore balance within the body. Reflexologists do not diagnose or treat specific medical conditions, but they aim to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and support the body’s natural healing processes.

Reflexology is rooted in ancient practices and is often associated with traditional Chinese medicine and other Eastern healing systems. Today, it has become a popular complementary therapy in many countries and is often used alongside conventional medical treatments.

During a reflexology session, the practitioner uses their hands, fingers, and thumbs to apply pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, or ears. This pressure may be firm but should not be painful. Each reflex point corresponds to a particular body part, and by working on these points, the reflexologist aims to stimulate the related organs or systems.

Reflexology can be used to treat a number of conditions, including:

  • ​Anxiety
  • Pain during labor
  • Arthritis pain​
  • Symptoms of multiple sclerosis
  • Fatigue
  • Emotional and physical pain caused by cancer