Reflexology uses massage to reflex areas found in the feet and the hands. Most commonly, the feet are used. In the feet, there are reflex areas corresponding to all the parts of the body and these areas are arranged in such a way as to form a map of the body in the feet with the right foot corresponding to the right side of the body and the left foot corresponding to the left side of the body. Reflexology offers a means of working on the whole body, not only symptoms but also the causes of symptoms.
The method has been used for several thousands of years and is known to have been practiced in a similar manner by the Chinese and the Egyptians.
Surveys carried out by The British Reflexology Association showed benefits to those presenting with symptoms of stress, sleep issues and bowel issues. Most people who have experienced a reflexology session would agree that the method is a very relaxing therapy that may reduce tension and lead to an improved sense of well-being.