Pressure sensors in the feet and hands are
a part of the body's reflexive response that
makes possible the “fight or flight” reaction
to danger. Feet ready to flee and hands ready
to fight communicate with the body's internal
organs to make possible either eventuality.
The sudden adrenal surge that enables a person
to lift a car is an example of this reaction.
Reflexology taps into this reflex network,
providing an exercise of pressure sensors and
thus the internal organs to which they are
The net result is that reflexology impacts
multiple mechanisms of the body, helping it
re-set tension levels, relieve pain, improve
blood flow, and create better communication
within the nervous system. One’s body, thus,
achieves a homeostatic balance, better able
to cope with the stresses of life.