Relief Through Reflexology

I have included reflexology as one of my top self-healing methods along with The Emotion CodeEFTessential oilsThe Healing Code and ZPoint Process for a couple of different reasons. Although it is not nearly as easy to do for yourself (working the feet in particular), it is such a wonderful therapy in working with family members and friends. The high value of giving of your time, compassion, and caring along with the benefits of stimulating the reflex points is priceless. Rare is the person who does not like a relaxing foot rub.

The other reason I include this technique is that you can use it at any time without cost. It is easily learned and carried in your memory. 

I have had several personal experiences with using reflexology that have proven to me the value of this modality. There is no question in my mind as to its effectiveness. 

The feet are considered to be the best place to work on reflexes. However, there are reflex points in the hands, on the face, in the ears and all over the body. The feet are what I will mostly be referring to.



The other reason I include this technique is that you can use it at any time without cost. It is easily learned and carried in your memory.

I have had several personal experiences with using reflexology that have proven to me the value of this modality. There is no question in my mind as to its effectiveness.

The feet are considered to be the best place to work on reflexes. However, there are reflex points in the hands, on the face, in the ears and all over the body. The feet are what I will mostly be referring to.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is the application of pressure, stretching or movement to the hands or feet in order to energetically stimulate certain corresponding areas of the body to promote healing.  There are several ways to stimulate the reflexes.

What is Reflexology Used For?

Probably the most common use is for stress relief. You don'’t have to know anything about this modality to realize that just having someone rub your feet in an aimless fashion brings on a very relaxing effect. The same can be said for a hand massage. 

This technique is also used to support systems of the body and to encourage the body to heal itself. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical care, but it can be a complementary support for various ailments.

What is Reflexology Used For?

Probably the most common use is for stress relief. You don'’t have to know anything about this modality to realize that just having someone rub your feet in an aimless fashion brings on a very relaxing effect. The same can be said for a hand massage.

This technique is also used to support systems of the body and to encourage the body to heal itself. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical care, but it can be a complementary support for various ailments.



How do I Know Where to Work the Foot?

Map of the Feet/Hands = Map of the Body 

Learning where to rub to stimulate certain areas of the body is fairly easy especially if you know human anatomy at all. The toes coincide with the head and the rest of the foot coincides with the torso of the body. 

  General Guidelines:

  • The right foot holds reflexes to the organs on the right side of the body.Ex. Liver, Gallbladder, Right Kidney
  • The left foot holds reflexes to the organs on the left side of the body. Ex. Heart, Pancreas, Spleen, Left Kidney
  • Spinal reflexes are located along the inside arch of each foot.

Map of the Feet/Hands = Map of the Body

Learning where to rub to stimulate certain areas of the body is fairly easy especially if you know human anatomy at all. The toes coincide with the head and the rest of the foot coincides with the torso of the body.

  General Guidelines:

  • The right foot holds reflexes to the organs on the right side of the body. Ex. Liver, Gallbladder, Right Kidney
  • The left foot holds reflexes to the organs on the left side of the body. Ex. Heart, Pancreas, Spleen, Left Kidney
  • Spinal reflexes are located along the inside arch of each foot.

Charts:

I have found that charts differ a little from one to the next. For example, some charts show the sinus reflex points to be at the top of the toes and the eye reflexes being just under the toes at the top of the main part of the foot. Other charts will show this as reversed.

My feeling is that it doesn'’t really matter, – just work all of it and if you hit a really tender spot then work that area even more. The eyes, ears and sinuses are so closely connected that where the exact reflex points are located just isn'’t a big deal, – you will be affecting one by working on another.

For free printable versions of the following foot and hand charts click on the link or on the picture.

Methods for stimulating the reflexes of the hands and feet are found here:  Stimulating the Reflexes

Reflexology Books

You can do a lot with just the information available from the internet and what I have written, but if you want to go further in learning then you might consider buying a book or two.  I would guess that there are many good books available about this subject. These are three that I have and can vouch for:



Complete Reflexology for Life

by Barbara Kunz

A fabulous all-around book with detailed instructions and pictures.




The Reflexology Atlas

by Bernard C. Kolster and Astrid Waskowiak

This one has beautiful, large pictures with great information. It is a coffee table book for sure!




Body Reflexology


by Mildred Carter and Tammy Weber

I like this one because it gives reflex points all over the body and not just in the hands and feet. It also gives pain control reflex buttons and energy-stimulating reflex buttons.

Complete Reflexology for Life

by Barbara Kunz

A fabulous all-around book with detailed instructions and pictures.

The Reflexology Atlas

by Bernard C. Kolster and Astrid Waskowiak

This one has beautiful, large pictures with great information. It is a coffee table book for sure!

Body Reflexology


by Mildred Carter and Tammy Weber

I like this one because it gives reflex points all over the body and not just in the hands and feet. It also gives pain control reflex buttons and energy-stimulating reflex buttons.





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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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