Methods for Stimulating Reflex Points

There are many different ways and methods for stimulating the reflex points.  Here are a couple of simple methods.  They can be used for both the feet and the hands.

Short fingernails are needed for working the reflexes. Nails that are too long can be quite ouchy for the person being worked on. I use the following 2 techniques the most although there are several other techniques which I will give a link to after these two.

It is important to watch a person’'s face while working on them as reflex points at times can be surprisingly tender and painful when worked. You will be able to tell when you hit a tender spot and when you need to lighten the pressure by watching the person’'s face expressions.



Thumb Walking Technique

This technique is just as the name suggests. Starting with the thumb laying flat against the person’s foot you then apply pressure while flexing the thumb up to around a 90 degree angle. Then you continue by sliding your thumb slightly into a straight position again. The sliding as you straighten your thumb moves your thumb forward in a walking motion. Continue with this movement over the area you wish to cover.

Vita-flex Technique

This technique does not require the exertion of pressure. It is easy on the hands for that reason yet is still very effective. The technique is performed by starting on the pads of the fingers and rolling up onto the fingertips and over onto the nails. As your hand returns to the pads of the fingers to start again it slides your fingers in a walking motion similar to the “thumb walk.”

For more information on how to do Vita-Flex click here:

Vita-Flex Technique Demonstrated





Thumb Walking Technique

This technique is just as the name suggests. Starting with the thumb laying flat against the person’s foot you then apply pressure while flexing the thumb up to around a 90 degree angle. Then you continue by sliding your thumb slightly into a straight position again. The sliding as you straighten your thumb moves your thumb forward in a walking motion. Continue with this movement over the area you wish to cover.

Vita-flex Technique

This technique does not require the exertion of pressure. It is easy on the hands for that reason yet is still very effective. The technique is performed by starting on the pads of the fingers and rolling up onto the fingertips and over onto the nails. As your hand returns to the pads of the fingers to start again it slides your fingers in a walking motion similar to the “thumb walk.” 

For more information on how to do Vita-Flex click here: 

Vita-Flex Technique Demonstrated


Other Reflexology Techniques

Here is a link to a site which tells how to do several other applications such as finger walking, rotation, holding, hooking and pulling back, and others. Scroll to about 2/3 of the way down the page where it says “Basic Reflexology Techniques”.

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Essential Oils and Reflexology

Essential Oils are an excellent match to use with reflexology. Both methods are awesome in and of themselves, but used together they are outstanding. Any oil can be used on the bottom of the feet. Just put 2 or 3 drops on the tips of your fingers and work them into the feet as you rub or apply 3 or 4 drops to the bottom of each foot and rub them in.





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Disclaimer:  The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease.  The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Please consult with a licensed health care practitioner if you are dealing with a serious disease or illness.



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