In foot reflexology, pressure is applied to certain foot areas for relaxation purposes and alleviating stress. As per the theory of reflexology, certain areas of the foot correspond with certain organs and systems of the body. Applying pressure to the foot's particular area is believed to provide relaxation and healing to the corresponding part of the body.
The reflexologists use a foot chart to guide them as to where to apply the required pressure at the specific area. The foot reflexology method is combined with certain other hands-on therapies and is offered by the chiropractors or the physical therapist to relax their client's body. Many studies indicate reflexology helps reduce pain and other psychological symptoms like anxiety or stress and enhance relaxation and sleep. Also, reflexology comparatively is less risky, and it acts as a reasonable option if a person seeking relaxation and stress relief.
Studies have also shown that reflexology helps to improve the blood circulation and energy in the body by stimulating the pressure points. It helps in giving relief to stress and stress management. It also improves digestion functioning and reduces stomach problems like acidity, ulcers, gas, etc. The method also helps to relieve depression, nausea and other mental disorders.