Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the face, hands, and feet that correspond to all of the organs, glands, and parts of the body. Reflexology is not massage but a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflex areas. Reflexology in the East can be traced from India to China than to Japan.
Zone Theory created by Dr. William Fitzgerald is the foundation of Foot Reflexology and an understanding of the Zones as a system for organizing relationships between the body and the reflexes this is essential to reflexology and its applications.
Manipulating specific reflexes removes stress, activating a response in the body to enable the blockages to be released by a physiological change in the body. With stress removed and circulation enhanced, the body is allowed to return to a state of homeostasis: the 'automatic' process that the body incorporates to bring it back to the 'normal' state.