|Reflexology is a method of affecting the internal organs and systems of the body by applying pressure to specific points on the hands, ears, or feet. It differs from an ordinary foot massage in that rather than just working on the muscles, tendons, facia and circulation, it actually addresses other areas of the body. I generally like to combine reflexology with a regular foot massage, as reflexology can be a bit 'pokey,' and people often like to have a bit of 'feel-good' stuff mixed in.
Do you want to learn reflexology? These form-fitting reflexology socks and informative reference books will also help get you on your way.
Here is a foot massage chart that you can use as a guide for determining which areas of the feet to work. Below are some links to other reflexology charts, including a reflexology hand chart and an ear reflexology chart / ear reflexology map, and also a foot massage video.
Use This Foot Reflexology Diagram to Determine Which Areas to Work.
Click here or on the image if you would like a printer-friendly version of this free, printable reflexology chart.
Little Epiphany Reflexology Chart by Stacy Simone is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
There are many places on the web where you can find free foot reflexology charts. Here are a few places to look:
Click here for a foot reflexology chart by Bill Flocco. The creator of this foot reflexology map is the director of the American Academy of Reflexology in Burbank, California.
Click here for a few more reflexology charts
Click here for Bill Flocco's Reflexology Hand Chart. In general, the reflex areas on the hand are similar to those on the feet.
Here is a link to an ear reflexology map by Bill Flucco. This ear reflexology chart will help you to determine the correct points of the ear on which to apply pressure. The ear is a less well-known, but also very effective form of reflexology.
Here Is a Short Video Clip to Help You Learn Some Techniques of Foot Reflexology. Courtesy of Massageclips.com