Reflexology is a treatment in which pressure is applied to the feet to assess the patient's health and promote wellbeing. Each zone on the foot is said to correspond to a zone of the body, with energy flowing between the two points along an energy pathway.
Practitioners say that massaging these points unblocks the pathway, restores normal energy flow and improves the body's natural healing powers.
Reflexology may aid relaxation, relieve stress and promote a feeling of wellbeing. It isn't harmful, but some practitioners won't treat patients with certain medical conditions.
The International Institute of Reflexology
- Telephone: 0114 247 1725
- Website: www.reflexology-uk.co.uk
The Association of Reflexologists
- Telephone: 01823 351010
- Website: www.aor.org.uk