reflexology


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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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Reflexology is an ancient alternate medical practice, thought to have been passed down through tradition, as early as 2330BC along with other medical procedures.
Synopsis: Reflexology is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion.
MOTHER of two Victoria Miles says she has helped produce 300 babies in the past five years using her Baby Farm Wales natural fertility service which uses reflexology and other natural treatments to help couples desperate to conceive.
Ansar, who can identify various diseases by touching the individual's foot, said that reflexology is a successful treatment which has been widely practiced in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Foot reflexology has been practiced for thousands of years in places such as India, China and Egypt and is appropriate for all ages for a variety of ailments.
The Japanese massage and foot reflexology experts, who recently moved to a brand new location offering massage in North Park, have claimed the title five years in a row.
A YOGA session, followed by a full body massage then an energising reflexology session - sounds like a day of spa bliss.
Denise Slotta is one of the community midwives taking part, offering reflexology.
Health-related quality-of-life outcomes: a reflexology trial with patients with advanced-stage breast cancer.
Officials with the Washington State Department of Health plan to begin inspecting reflexology and massage business throughout the state in July, in order to identify unlicensed providers and other illegal practices.
These include the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) and British Reflexology Association (BRA).