Reflex is an automatic response to the stimulation of a nerve. Reflexology is a reflex zone therapy which focuses primarily on the reflex points on the feet, hands and back. It is a holistic method which involves applying pressure and massaging the reflex points utilising specific thumb, finger and hand techniques.
There are pressure sensors in the feet, hands and ear which are related to the internal body organs. When we apply pressure to the area, signal is generated through the peripheral nervous system from where it enters the central nervous system. There it is processed by the brain and the response is sent to the motor system to make necessary adjustments in fuel and oxygen.