At the core of Reflexology is the idea that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all glands, organs, and systems of the body. That by applying pressure to these reflex areas a reduction of stress in the body occurs and this in turn promotes physiological changes in the body.
Reflexology maps of the feet, hands and body have a lot in common with acupressure points and this healing modality is underpinned by that modality, with the clear difference that pressure points are activated by touch and not needles.
Reflexology is also considered to be a holistic energy-based healing modality, targeting the energies of the nervous, chemical and magnetic systems of the body.
Swiss Reflex Therapy
The Swiss Reflex Therapy practitioner incorporates techniques of reflexology with the benefits of essential oils. Guided by the idea that all muscles and organs in the body are interconnected by energy pathways that lead to a reflex points on the foot.
Through the use of these reflexive techniques the SRT practitioner can determine where the patients energy pathways are blocked or congested. Once identified essential oils can then be applied in an effective way to alleviate the blockages and promote the bodies natural ability to heal itself.
Su Jok Therapy
A variation of acupressure, which used specific points on hands and feet to treat the ailments. It also make use of seeds, semi precious stones along with pressure stimulation that help relieve problem like diabetes and kidney stones.