Reflexology is based around the centuries-old understanding that areas on the feet, hands and ears correspond energetically to every organ and major gland in the body. By applying pressure to specific areas, various parts of the body are affected and blocked energy is released. Reflexology is both a science and an art. As a science, it requires the skill and knowledge of the practitioner. As an art, it requires the dedication and love of the practitioner.
A review* of 170 studies from 21 countries identified the following benefits of reflexology:
- Relaxation and stress reduction
- Increased circulation to affected areas
- Pain relief
- Improvement in presenting emotional and medical symptoms
Center for Integrative Medicine Clinic
University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute
2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207
For more information, please call: 410-448-6361.