Reflexology applies pressure to specific points on the feet called reflex points that correspond to connecting body organs and systems. Each treatment helps to balance the nervous system and stimulates the release of endorphins to relieve stress. It can help:
The driving theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body.
Reflexologists use foot charts to guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas. Reflexology is sometimes combined with other types of massage and bodywork.
Several studies indicate that reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as stress and anxiety, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Given that reflexology is also low risk, it can be a reasonable option if you’re seeking relaxation and stress relief.