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A Little Learning… Reflexology

I have brought a mirror. Have you?

Yes, I have. Just in case. In case of what?

In case we need it for reflexology. Yes, this is the reflexology course.

Isn’t reflexology done only with mirrors?

Not exactly. Reflexology involves stimulating reflex areas in the feet, hands, or ears that correspond to every gland, organ, and part of the body.

What’s the purpose of reflexology?

Correct stimulation of reflex areas helps to relax the body, reducing stress and tension. It helps normalize the body’s functioning, revitalizes, and enhances your total health by facilitating the body’s natural self-healing process.

Sounds like one of those new-fangled alternative methods.

Actually, reflexology has been practiced for over 4,000 years. Ancient Egyptian physicians practiced reflexology, and it has also been an integral part of ancient Indian, European, North American Native, and Oriental folklore healing practices.

How does reflexology work exactly?

Dr. William Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose, and throat surgeon, discovered in 1913 that pressure on specific parts of the body could have an anesthetizing effect on a related area. He divided the body into ten equal and vertical zones that end in fingers and toes. Pressure on one part of a zone can affect everything else within that zone. Therefore, reflex areas on the feet and hands are linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.

What’s the use of reflexology?

Following illness, stress, injury, or disease, the body is in a state of imbalance, and vital energy pathways are blocked. This prevents effective functioning. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural equilibrium and promote healing.

How does one balance the body using reflexology?

A reflexologist applies gentle pressure to the feet or hands to release blockages and restore the free flow of energy throughout the body. It improves circulation and elimination while easing tension. This gentle therapy encourages the body to heal itself.

Does it hurt?

No, it should not. If you experience any discomfort, let the reflexologist know.

Who can benefit from reflexology?

The therapy is suitable for all ages. Once your body is in-tune, having regular treatments is wise.

What is the cost of reflexology?

It depends on the therapist you choose. For further information on reflexology, consult the following:

· Association of Reflexologists:

· British Reflexology Association:

· Complementary Medical Association:

· Reflexology facts:

· History:

· Examples of courses: