Simple Reflexology
What is a reflexology chart?
A reflexology chart mirrors a reflection of the body on the feet and hands, left foot or hand representing the
body’s left half and right foot or hand its right half.  In reflexology practice, technique is applied to the relevant
reflex area(s) to prompt a change in the related part of the body.  

What are the benefits of reflexology?
Research has shown the specific techniques of reflexology to be effective and beneficial in many ways.  A
survey of 170 reflexology studies from 21 countries shows that reflexology is effective, impacting a variety of
physical and psychological concerns.

Reflexology:
  • Creates relaxation
  • Reduces pain
  • Ameliorates health concerns
  • Improves blood flow
  • Aids post-operative recovery
  • Impact on physiological measures
         (blood pressure and cholesterol)
  • Enhances medical care
         (phantom limb pain sufferers, neuropathy and hemodialysis)
  • Benefits mental health (depression and anxiety)
  • Complements cancer care
         (pain, nausea, vomiting, and/or anxiety eased for chemotherapy)
  • Eases pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum effects.

In general terms, the benefits of reflexology have to do with the reduction of stress.  Because the feet and
hands help set the tension level for the rest of the body, they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and
reset homeostasis, the body’s equilibrium.
Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and
hands utilizing specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without
the use of oil, cream or lotion based on a system of zones and
reflex areas that reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands
with a premise that such work effects a physical change in the
body.