Reflexology is the practice of manipulating (massaging) reflex areas in the feet and hands (mostly the feet).  These reflex areas correspond to specific body parts and organs.  For example, there are areas in the foot that correspond to the heart, lungs, ears, eyes, intestines, hips, etc.

In reflexology, the body is viewed in segments or zones that run vertically the whole length of the body.  Energy moves through those zones like electricity moves through wiring in a house.  Any blockage or congestion in a certain zone will restrict the energy flow and may affect that whole zone.  By working the reflexes of the entire foot, we can have an effect on the entire body.

Reflexology is a good choice for people who don’t want massage, are shy, are bed-ridden, who have a rash, or  have something going on with the body that prevents massage. I use it in conjunction with all of the other therapies that I do.  It is a wonderful tool.


One of my clients came in wanting some specific work for her right shoulder. During the session, I went to the part of the right foot that corresponds to the right shoulder.  It was easy to feel the congestion in that part of her foot. A minute later, I told her why I was spending so much time on that specific area.  She said, “Really?! That part of my foot has been bothering me!” 

I have had two situations with babies (one 4 months, the other 7 months) who were suffering with constipation. I gently massaged the areas of the feet that corresponds to the intestines and then gently massaged their stomachs.  The results were amazing. Both times, the babies had almost immediate bowel movements (one within 5 minutes, the other within 30 minutes). 

I taught the parent of the 4 month old baby how to do both, and she massaged her son once a day at bedtime on his stomach and feet.  He became regular, and never had trouble again. Hip, hip hooray!

The body is SO amazing.


  • Relaxation: assists in the relaxation of stress and tension.
  • Toxins: helps the body rid itself of toxins.
  • Circulation: increases circulation of blood and lymph fluids.
  • Nerves: improves nerve supply.
  • Balance: assists the natural ability of the body to balance itself (homeostasis).
  • Energy: increases available energy by revitalizing organs and glands.
  • Prevention: serves as preventative health care.
  • Non-invasive: provides a non-invasive therapy helpful for chronic or acute conditions that may be contraindicated for other therapies.
  • Efficiency: efficiently address ALL systems of the body.
  • Simplicity: a simple yet powerful technique that anyone can learn to use on themselves.

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