Reflexology

Reflexology is similar to acupressure in that treatment is based on manual stimulation to specific points that correlate to internal organs, however, as acupuncture is based on meridian theory, reflexology is founded in what is known as Zone Therapy.  Zone Therapy was developed in the United States less than two hundred years ago, but similar methods are found in ancient texts of the Chinese and Egyptian physicians. According to Zone Therapy theory, regions of the hands and feet correspond to specific regions of the internal anatomy.  Disharmony of the organ can be identified as tension, soreness, or accumulation of crystallized mineral in the corresponding zone location.  The reflexology stimulates these points to resolve “congestion” and restore function.  Many phenomenal outcomes have been attributed to reflexology treatments alone, but it is often used in conjunction with other treatments such as acupuncture or massage.  A great value of reflexology is that it is very easy to learn as a self-treatment method.