Reflexology – A Therapeutic Art Form, Not a Procedure

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Relational Reflexology

Foot massage What exactly is Reflexology?  At first glance this might seem a relatively simple question to answer.  Look a little deeper however, and the question is actually much more complex.  Undoubtedly this is an important question, and one worth some considerable reflection by both individual reflexology practitioners, and indeed our wider therapeutic community.

Reflexology has been defined by the the Department of Health (UK) as:

“Application of pressure to the hands and feet to promote well-being.”

Recently the Reflexology in Europe Network agreed upon their own working definition of reflexology:

“Reflexology deals with the principle that there are reflex areas on the feet that correspond with different parts of the body and it is a method that affects these reflex areas to attain wellbeing.”

Encouragingly in recent years our therapeutic modality has started to collate a small body of favourable valid clinical research.  Understanding for example, the specific mechanics of action

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