from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of reflex responses, especially as they affect behavior.
- n. A method of massage that relieves nervous tension through the application of finger pressure, especially to the feet.
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- n. The study and interpretation of behavior in terms of simple and complex reflexes.
- n. A form of complementary medicine involving the stimulation of points on the feet, hands, or ears, in the belief that it will have a beneficial effect on some other parts of the body or to improve general health.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the study of reflex action as it relates to the behavior of organisms
- n. massage to relieve tension by finger pressure; based on the belief that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head that are connected to every part of the body
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Technicians are also proficient in reflexology from the ancient land of China, an art which has healed both mind and body for centuries.
One of the priciest items on an extensive menu of facials, massages, reiki and reflexology is something called the Lavender Garden Dream.
Foot massage also known as reflexology is a specialized branch of Chinese therapy that has received some attention in the West in recent years.
"The idea in Chinese medical theory is connected to reflexology, which is that there are certain pressure points in the bottom of the foot, which if you press them or stimulate them, they'll help to restore balance in the rest of the body," he explains.
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These areas have been thoroughly mapped and now they are known as reflexology points.
Treatments include ESPA body wraps, intensive facials and holistic massages, such as reflexology and Ayurvedic hot stone massages.
Despite my narrow focus on chiropractic care, I could just as easily be talking about other alternative approaches such as reflexology (the unproven idea that there are connections between the foot and nearly every organ in the body and applying pressure to the right spots on the foot can alleviate ailments and even diseases).
Antonia is also an expert in reflexology which is something that's fun and easy to do with your children, and if they are a little older to teach them to do to themselves.
She'd heard about Jason from a colleague who told her that she was using a trainer who was into "reflexology" and "other foot work."