Foot Reflexology is a focused pressure technique used to balance the body. It is based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on the feet and hands which correspond to and are relative to all parts, glands and organs of the entire body.
When the reflexes are stimulated, the body’s natural electrical energy works along the nervous system to clear any blockages in the corresponding zones. A reflexology session breaks up deposits (felt as a sandy or gritty area under the skin) which interferes with the body’s electrical energy in the nervous system.
Manipulating specific reflexes removes stress, activating a parasympathetic response in the body to enable blockages to be released by a physiological change in the body. With stress removed and circulation improved, the body is allowed to return to a state of homeostasis.
Homeostasis is the “automatic” process that the body incorporates to bring it back to the “normal” state. For example, if the blood pressure is abnormal, the kidneys will secrete the enzyme renin which is involved with blood pressure, and the hormone, erythropoietin that increases the rate of red blood cell production, thereby bringing the body back into balance.