Otherwise known as zone therapy or compression foot massage, reflexology is a healing modality in its own right. It is based on the reflex points in the feet which connect with various parts of the whole body. By applying pressure to points on the feet we are able to stimulate the internal organs, enhance the circulation and affect the hormone levels in the body. In this manner many bodily functions can be restored to normal.
The evidence to support this theory is largely empirical. Certainly there are direct nervous connections between the feet and the spine and therefore to the rest of the body, but the precise correlations which are observed in Reflexology would be viewed with much scepticism by the orthodox medical profession. The fact is that we can observe the effects by direct application.