Remember the last time you stub your toe your hand automatically and instinctively started to gentle massage the toes and your entire foot to ease the pain. The direct stimulation on the foot put pressure on over 7000 nerve endings. So, aside from easing the pain. You were in a sense massaging reflexology points restoring the flow of energy to the entire body encouraging the natural healing process. With out realizing it or even caring at that point you were practicing a simple natural healing technique. In this case reflexology.
In reflexology, the toes-correspond to the shoulders and head; the ball of the foot-chest and lungs; the arch-internal organs; heel-sciatic nerve (hip) pelvic area, and the bone along the curving arch of the feet-the spine. The right side of the body corresponds to the right foot the left side of the body corresponds to the left foot.
Most people have heard about the gentle healing technique of reflexology. The practice of reflexology applies gentle pressure, inchworm-like massage motion of the thumb to specific areas. This technique is used to stimulate the nerves. Like blood vessels, the nervous system run through the entire body communicates with all organs and tissues and contact can be made through the feet, hands, and occasionally the ears.
Specific points on the feet and hands are regarded as corresponding to organs and tissues in the body. Stimulating these points has a beneficial effect on your health by alleviating, or controlling a range of conditions.
The reflexology session and the effect are unique for each person.