This type of therapy uses finger pressure and techniques such as kneading and rubbing to promote relaxation and healing in the body. Reflexology is based on “reflex areas” on the hands and feet, whose energy is believed to be connected to organs and other body parts. By applying pressure to the reflex points, the reflexologist can balance your nervous system and stimulate endorphins, the body’s natural pleasure response, which reduces stress and discomfort.
Reflexology dates back to ancient civilizations. This can be a deeply relaxing therapy, especially if you’re on your feet all day or have tired, achy feet. You will have to remove your shoes and socks but otherwise remain fully clothed.