Health & Wellness

Learning about Reflexology

June 4, 2015

ReflexologyI’ve never really been into alternative therapies and as you have read from my previous posts, I’ve only just discovered yoga and it’s benefits.  I came across this article from and thought you might be interested.

I’m not suggesting that this is a cure for all, however this type of therapy dates back to 4,000B.C. and was originally practiced in ancient China and Egypt, although is now a worldwide practice.

What is Reflexology?

According to The Reflexology Association of Australia, “Reflexology is based on the principle that certain parts of the body reflect the whole. Reflex points, which relate to all parts of the body, can be found in the feet, hands, face and ears. These points respond to pressure, stimulating the body’s own natural healing process.

The body starts progressively clearing blockages, re-establishing energy flows and balancing itself, resulting in better health. There are many different styles and approaches used in reflexology, however the basic principle is constant. Subtle yet powerful, reflexology is becoming increasingly popular in the world of complementary therapies.”

The link to the article (below) which I read shows the various pressure points in your hands and feet and what type of pain the reflexology technique might ease.  As I have mentioned, it is not a medical practice however, in Australia some health funds do cover some or all of the cost.

Read the article and make up your own mind – it never hurts to try something new.

Have you tried Reflexology?  If so, I’d love to hear your comments.

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  • Reply Shellie Bowdoin June 5, 2015 at 17:36

    I know one thing…it’s extremely relaxing! That alone keeps me going back when I have the opportunity.


    • Reply sue June 6, 2015 at 09:27

      Hi Shellie thanks for the feedback. I’ve never experienced reflexology but if it relaxes you it can’t be that bad! Thanks for your comments.

  • Reply Mary Gilbert June 6, 2015 at 05:15

    I think reflexology is fascinating! Glad you posted on Fridays Blog Booster Party

    • Reply sue June 6, 2015 at 09:23

      Yes, I’m trying to learn about alternative therapies for my own interest and sharing for others to learn. Thanks for your comments and have a lovely day!

  • Reply Kathleen June 6, 2015 at 08:50

    We did try this some years back, just doing it from a chart. Like Shellie says it is very relaxing. We did find that where we had a pain or a problem, that the corresponding point on the foot was very tender. I am not sure it cured anything but it did feel good.
    Thanks Sue
    Fridays Blog Booster Party#9

    • Reply sue June 6, 2015 at 09:25

      Yes I don’t know if it works but I’m interested in learning about the different alternative therapies that are available.

  • Reply Debbie Rodrigues June 6, 2015 at 09:03

    I never did reflexology, but in Shiatsu they also associate points of your body with internal organs. It was the first time ever someone told me about my liver. They were absolutely right!

    • Reply sue June 6, 2015 at 09:26

      Yes I noticed Reiki on your website. I’m just exploring alternative therapies at the moment to see what they are about. I must read up on Shiatsu thank you for sharing with me.

  • Reply Joanne T Ferguson June 7, 2015 at 18:27

    I have always been interested in this Kathleen!
    Thanks for stopping by the Say G’day Party and sharing! Pinned and look forward to seeing you next Saturday!!

    • Reply sue June 8, 2015 at 08:46

      Thanks Joanne good to link up again.

  • Reply Sandy Sandmeyer June 8, 2015 at 09:37

    I had an opportunity to have reflexology on my feet one time and it felt so good. It was like a wonderful foot massage, but better. Thanks for hosting the #AnythingGoes Link Party and for sharing your reflexology post.

    • Reply sue June 8, 2015 at 13:20

      Hi Sandy oh that sounds great I must try it. I enjoy co-hosting with you and Marilyn as you are both always so helpful.

  • Reply theartinpartyplanning June 9, 2015 at 02:46

    My best friend swears by reflexology. I think I need to give it a try!

    • Reply sue June 9, 2015 at 10:36

      I know I am certainly going to give it a go after researching it. Thanks for your comments.

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