|Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet and hands with specific
thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of
zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands with a
premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.
(The complete guide to foot Reflexology (Third Edition) by Barbara and Kevin Kunz)
|Left foot or hand reflects the left side of the body and
the right foot or hand the right side. The spine reflex
area runs down the insides of the feet and hands with
reflex areas for the arm and shoulder reflected toward
the outside of the foot or hand. The toes and fingers
mirror the head and neck as well as the parts of the
body they encase. The ball of the foot mirrors the
chest and upper back in addition the heart and lungs.
Halfway down the foot at the base of the long-bones
of the foot is represented the waistline of the body.
The parts of the body above the waistline are
mirrored above this line and those below share
represented below it. Internal organs lying above the
body's waistline are reflected by reflex areas above
this line while those below the waistline are mirrored
below this line.