Reflexology is based on the ability to enable healing in one body part or organ (a reflex response) by stimulating specific points on the body. The most common – foot reflexology – is where practitioners stimulate the reflex points on the feet to trigger stimulation in a corresponding organ or structure.
Treatment occurs in a combination of two phases where the practitioner works to stimulate and balance the whole body, as well as pausing to do specific work when active reflex points are found. The reflex points are then stimulated with moderate to firm pressure in a number of different applied techniques.
Reflexology is a whole-body treatment. Stimulation of the reflex points on the feet, hands or even ears is said to help self-regulate the body and encourage the body to move the organ or structure and its associated energy towards balance or better function.