As a reflexology instructor of many years, I constantly witness the confusion that exists in people’s minds about reflexology. Since most massage schools on this continent do not teach reflexology in-depth (or at all), it’s not surprising most practitioners are left thinking reflexology is simply the inclusion of applied static pressure during a massage on points of the feet or hands as indicated on a reflexology chart.
In a short article I was recently asked to write for Massage Magazine, I described the similarities and differences between reflexology (as we know it in North America) and massage therapy. I also briefly described how reflexology in the Western world compares to the modality as it is practiced in other countries.
I’ve received a number of complimentary calls regarding this article. Since it seems to have really provided a lot of clarity for many people, I thought I would share the link, in the event you’re interested.
It goes without saying that I would love to read your comments!