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Reflexology Maps

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a holistic treatment based on the theory that there are "reflex" areas on the foot and hand that correspond to every area of the body. Many reflexologists believe that applying pressure to these areas on the foot or hand stimulates the related body regions or organs to promote healing. The treatment, however, is used primarily to stimulate circulation, reduce stress, and promote relaxation.

Reflexology is performed by a practitioner who is trained and educated in the use of zone therapy. It is said that a trained professional reflexologist may be able to detect subtle changes in the zones of the feet. By applying pressure to a specific zone, a reflexologist may be able to affect the organ or body system that is believed to correspond with that particular zone. Below is a "map" of the zones of both feet: