Reflexology works as a stress reducer in the nervous system, promoting beneficial effects on the whole body. Hands reach out to feel the sensors of person suffering of illness. Pressure sensors in the hands give us the ability to communicate with others and to manipulate our surroundings, and using the tools and equipment that we routinely use to perform those tasks. This enables the body to gear up the internal organs and muscles to respond eventually.
Reflexology techniques provide stimulus to pressure sensors of the hands , promote reflexive response throughout the body, including on internal organs. When reflexology techniques are applied to the hand or feet, a specific relaxation response occurs in the corresponding body part.
Reflexology technique affects the body in three ways. A general relaxation, a specific reflex effect, and rejuvenation of the hand/feet itself.