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re·flex·ol·o·gy

 (rē′flĕk-sŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The study of reflex responses, especially as they affect behavior.
2. A method of massage that relieves tension through the application of finger pressure, especially to the feet.

re′flex·ol′o·gist n.

reflexology

(ˌriːflɛkˈsɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Complementary Medicine) a form of therapy practised as a treatment in alternative medicine in which the soles of the feet are massaged: designed to stimulate the blood supply and nerves and thus relieve tension
2. (Psychology) psychol the belief that behaviour can be understood in terms of combinations of reflexes
ˌreflexˈologist n

re•flex•ol•o•gy

(ˌri flɛkˈsɒl ə dʒi)

n.
a system of massaging specific areas of the foot or sometimes the hand in order to promote healing, relieve stress, etc., in other parts of the body.
[1920–25]
re`flex•ol′o•gist, n.

reflexology

the oriental art of treating certain disorders by stimulating special areas on the sole of the foot. — reflexologist, n.
See also: Remedies
the study of behavior and its interpretation according to a concept that regards behavior as a combination of simple and complex reflexes. — reflexologist, n.reflexological, adj.
See also: Psychology

reflexology


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1. A form of therapy used in alternative medicine, in which the soles of the feet are massaged .
2. Developed from zone therapy, this is a method of bringing about relaxation, balance and healing through the stimulation of specific points on the feet, or the hands.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.reflexology - the study of reflex action as it relates to the behavior of organisms
behaviorism, behavioristic psychology, behaviourism, behaviouristic psychology - an approach to psychology that emphasizes observable measurable behavior
2.reflexology - 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
massage - kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
Translations
réflexologie

reflexology

[ˌriːflekˈsɒlədʒɪ] Nreflexología f, reflejoterapia f

reflexology

[ˌriːflɛkˈsɒlədʒi] nréflexologie f

reflexology

n (Med) → Reflexologie f; (= practice)Reflexzonenmassage f

reflexology

n reflexología
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