A system that stresses manipulation of reflex points on the soles of the feet for healing. Reflex is an involuntary or automatic movement in response to a stimulus.
The practice of massaging points on the feet to relieve tension and treat illness is based on the believed link between the nervous system, the mind, and the body's internal energies. We can say that reflexology stimulates or relaxes the nervous system, affecting the mind and our internal energy system at the same time, as proponents claim they are inseparable.
Reflexologists look for a stimulus or reaction in the form of an increase, decrease, or rebalance of a particular physical, mental, or emotional function. If we possess the potential to get well, then simply by treating, stimulating, relaxing, or massaging the mind and internal energy system through the nervous system, we will naturally move toward good health.
Reflexology works by unblocking the 7,200 nerve endings in each foot so that they [the nerve endings] can respond to all of the glands, organs and other parts of the body and improve the blood supply as well.
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