Reflexology is based on the idea that each of the body's organs and glands are "linked" to corresponding areas of ears, hands and feet. Applying pressure on these points results in the energy being restored to the body which helps in strengthening of the immune system and in the natural healing system of the body functioning effectively.
In zone therapy, a reflexology chart shows the reflex zones found on the soles of the feet. Similar maps exist for the position of the reflexes on the hands.
The representation of the color codes are as follows:
This image is drawn and colorized by Jimmy Louie.
|Pituitary gland||Gall Bladder|
|Neck and Throat||Adrenal Gland|
|Shoulder and Arm||Bladder|
|Lung and Breast||Colon|
|Thyroid and Bronchial||Coccyx|
|Solar Plexus||Sciatic Nerve|
Side effects of Reflexology
Because reflexology is intended to normalize the body functions, the therapy does not cause a condition to worsen.
Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology promotes healing by stimulating the nerves in the body and encouraging the flow of blood. In the process, reflexology not only quells the sensation of pain, but relieves the source of the pain as well.
Reflexology organizations worldwide
Academy of Reflexology Austria
Association of Finnish Reflexologists
Chinese Society of Reflexologists
Hellenic Association of Reflexologists
Indian Society for Promotion of Reflexology
International Council of Reflexologists (HQ: San Diego, USA)
Israeli Reflexology Association
New Zealand Reflexology Association
Polish Instytut of Reflexology (Polish Language)
Reflexology Association of America
Reflexology Association of Australia
Rwo-Shr Health Institute International (Malaysia)
The South African Reflexology Society