Areas on the feet correspond to all of the different organs and systems of the body. By properly reflexing these points, a reflexologist can remove blockages and congestion in the nerve endings that correspond with particular areas of the body, creating an inner balance like an internal massage.
Reflexology is a compression/release technique that induces an extreme relaxation response, normalizes the body's internal functions, helps break down tension, alleviates stress, anxiety, pain and improves nerve function and blood supply throughout the body. Specific pressure is applied to the minute reflex points of the feet and the body, in turn has physical and neurological responses.
Any form of sensory signal alters the tone or tension level in the body. The entire body participates and acts in unison, in response to deep pressure information from the bottoms of the feet. Each foot has more than 7,000 nerve endings, 26 bones, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles. Using reflexology creates positive changes in the digestive, reproductive, respiratory, circulatory, muscular, lymphatic, endocrine, skeletal and urinary systems. Keeping your systems cleansed and balanced will reduce sickness and stress and improve your over-all well-being.