Reflexology believes that the body is mapped on to the feet and that by applying pressure to reflex points, the body’s own healing process can be activated and the whole body brought back into balance. Many people have found this to be a highly effective therapy.
There are various therories about how this might work, but no one can be sure. It may be connected to facial chains and the piezoelectric effect created by pressure.
What we do know is that it is an incredibly relaxing therapy. Stress causes high levels of inflammation in the body and lowering stress levels can improve our ability to fight off infections, lower blood pressure and make us physically more able to cope with the strains of every day life.