Reflexology is based on the principle that all areas and organs of your body are mapped onto your feet. Congestion or tension in a part of the foot may "mirror" congestion or tension in the corresponding body part.
It is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques.
Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. These areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and the person's general health.
Some of the benefits of reflexology include its ability to stimulate nerve function, increase in energy, boosts circulation, induces a deep state of relaxation, eliminates toxins, prevents migraines, cleans up urinary tract conditions, speeds recovery after injury or surgery, helps relieve sleep disorders, reduces depression, and relieves pain.
Reflexology is a foot massage therapy and also includes the hands and ears.