Reflexology is an ancient form of healing that dates back to the ancient Egyptians. It is the application of different pressures to zones on the feet (or the ears and hands). Reflexology is generally relaxing and helps to alleviate stress. It’s often used as an alternative when massage is contraindicated due to an injury, surgery or pregnancy.
The theory behind reflexology is that different zones of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body. Pressure applied to the foot is believed to bring relaxation and healing to the corresponding area of the body.