A Cherokee saying – “Your feet walk upon the earth and through this your spirit is connected to the universe. Our feet are our contact with the earth and the energies that flow through it.”

The official definition of Reflexology is “The study, art, and science of applying specific touch techniques to the feet, hands and outer ears where theory suggests there is a pressure map resembling the shape of the human body. By applying nurturing touch in specific ways, a wide range of health benefits have been reported.”

Reflexology is a stress reduction technique and is a compliment to any other form of treatment employed. Therefore, it would be defined as a complimentary modality.

So far I’ve established that:

  • Your feet are connected to the earth perhaps in ways you hadn’t thought of.
  • Reflexology is a study, art and science.
  • Reflexology is a stress reduction technique complimentary to medical and other modalities.

In the next few blogs I’m going to delve further into Reflexology what it is and what it isn’t.