Reflexology is just a good foot massage. It’s true that reflexology will feel good – no, more than good – like a foot massage can.
However, there’s more going on than that. The deeper intent of reflexology is to restore homeostasis elsewhere in the body by establishing a relaxation response.
Massage affects anatomy (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and bony skeleton) through direct manipulation of those tissues; reflexology, through the nervous system, relaxes both the anatomy and physiology (the operating systems of the body: the organs and glands). A relaxed operating system functions better.
So, reflexology is MORE than just a good foot rub!