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Updated 11 February 2009

What is therapeutic reflexology?

Reflexology is the massage of the feet. The massage of the nerve endings situated at the bottom of the feet triggers off a response in the body.

Reflexology is the massage of the feet. The feet are divided into zones that represent the whole body. The massage of the nerve endings situated at the bottom of the feet triggers off a response in the body. Thorough stimulation of all reflex areas of the feet reduces stress and tension and creates a space in the recipient’s body for healing to take place.

How the feet are divided up into zones:

  • The toes reflect the head
  • The balls of the foot reflect the ribcage
  • The fleshy instep reflects the soft abdomen
  • The firm heel reflects the pelvic bone
  • The anklebone reflects the hipbone
  • The bony ridge on the inside of the foot reflects the spine

 
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