Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet or the hands.
The theory behind reflexology is that specific areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems within the body. The applied pressure to the foot brings relaxation and therapeutic healing to the corresponding area of the body.
There have been several studies that indicate how reflexology may reduce pain and psychological symptoms, such as stress and anxiety, and enhance relaxation and sleep. Given that reflexology is also low risk, it can be a reasonable option if you’re seeking relaxation, stress relief and is safe for elderly or pregnant patients.