By Maged Attalla

Reflexology is the study of reflexes.

Reflexology therapies are natural therapeutic methods derived from this study based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body that map to other parts, glands, and organs of the body. Through the application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology therapy can help in many ailments.

Reflexology helps to manage many common ailments such as:

  1. musculoskeletal pain
  2. insomnia;
  3. anxiety;

  4. Improve circulation

  5. Relieve tension

  6. Support the body’s efforts to function optimally

  7. stress; and

  8. hormonal and digestive issues to name a few.

Unlike other therapies which manipulate bones or muscle tissues, Reflexology can provide much needed relief through working the body reflex that ails you on a part of the body that does not.

The body has the ability to heal itself. Following illness, stress, injury or disease, it is in a state of “imbalance” and vital body systems can be blocked, preventing the body from functioning optimally. Reflexology can be used to restore and maintain the body’s natural balance and facilitate healing. For each person, the application and the effect of the therapy are unique. Sensitive, trained hands can detect tiny deposits and imbalances and by working on these points, the Reflexology Therapist can release these blockages.


Reflexology is one of the safest and least invasive alternative therapeutic practices available. The World Health Organization deems it simple and easy to learn, economical, readily found, safe, and effective

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