For most of the time that reflexology has been practiced in the west, reflexologists have operated under the hypothesis that the “crunchies” found in people’s feet are metabolic waste products (specifically uric and lactic acids) that have accumulated at the nerve-endings in the feet. These crystals have been credited with causing pain and impeding the flow of nervous information within the body.
Sounds reasonable, but now scientific evidence from Europe is suggesting something quite different.
At the invitation of Massage Magazine, a leading national publication, I wrote a short article describing the results of over 70,000 case studies completed in Spain that basically refute the existence of those “crunchies”.
I invite you to read the article now. It’s just been published.