The American Reflexology Certification Board  (ARCB), the National Council of Reflexology Educators (NCRE) and the Reflexology Association of America (RAA) have all agreed to adopt the following definition:

Reflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, hook and backup and rotating-on-a-point, applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands. These techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body’s efforts to function optimally. The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complementary practice within the holistic health field.


The Goal ~ Bring the Body Into Balance

Reflexology works with your body by:

  • Improving lymphatic function
  • Stimulating nerves
  • Increasing circulation
  • Aiding in detoxification
  • Promoting the body’s own self-healing process


Benefits reported by clients include:

  • Relaxation
  • Reduced stress
  • Quality sleep
  • Increased energy
  • Improved immunity
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced back pain
  • Fewer headaches
  • Reduced neck/shoulder tension
  • Feelings of well-being


The History ~ Further Reading

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