Reflexology is the application of micro-movement pressure techniques using the fingers or thumb to specific points on the feet, hands, or ears. The philosophy is that these points correspond to different body organs and systems and that pressing on them benefits the organs and one’s general health. The points found on each foot mirror their position in the body.
Studies funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Health indicate reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Studies also show reflexology may have benefits in the palliative care of cancer patients.
Deeply relaxing, Reflexology is performed with the client clothed except for socks and shoes. A small amount of cream or oil may be applied.