Pressure massage on these reflexes stimulates the body's own healing forces, restoring
an overall state of balance and efficiency to body function. Most commonly, the feet are used as the
areas to be treated. In the feet, there are reflex areas corresponding to all the parts of the body and
these areas are arranged in such a way as to form a map of the body. The right foot corresponding to
the right side of the body and the left foot corresponding to the left side of the body.
Reflexology massage therapy is a healing art by applying pressure using fingers (usually thumbs), on feet and hands (sometime in ear lobs) to activate reflex points of the organs in the
Reflexology showing positive impact on promoting self-healing and relieves illness, also
alleviates the sources of illness.
Reflexology is the holistic alternative healing technique by massaging the areas in the feet and
hands, which corresponds to the reflexes of the parts or organ. By precise massaging, reflexology
can stimulate circulation, induce relaxation and enable homeostasis (remain stable). This
encourages the person's own healing systems to maintain well being.
During development of reflexology, it was recognized that the reflexes on the feet and hands
were an exact mirror image of the organs of the body. It is sufficient to say that it has stood the
test of time and has helped thousands of people to have better health.
Literally, reflexology means “Reflex” is an involuntary or instinctive movement in response to
a “stimulus” or in the sense of reflection or mirror image. The reflexes on our feet and hands act
as mirror images of the body.