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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations
réflexologie

reflexology

[ˌriːflekˈsɒlədʒɪ] Nreflexología f, reflejoterapia f
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reflexology

[ˌriːflɛkˈsɒlədʒi] nréflexologie f
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reflexology

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

n reflexología
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HBF Health - Bowen Therapy, Kinesiology, Nutritional Medicine, Reflexology and Shiatsu
Samia revealed earlier this year that reflexology and learning a new skill is keeping her own long-term anxiety struggles under control.
Samia revealed earlier this year that reflexology I'll they and learning a new skill is keeping her own longterm anxiety struggles under control.
Samia, who was trained in reflexology at the Massage and Beauty Room in Tamworth, Staffs, has two children from her first marriage, to property developer Matt Smith.
New Age Spa Institute, a renowned and fully accredited esthetics, makeup, massage therapy, and nail technology school is celebrating World Reflexology Week from Monday, Sept.
IANS Give yourself happy feet by using emu oil, going for foot reflexology and by massaging them daily to keep them stress-free, suggest experts.
This practice, called reflexology or zone therapy, dates back over 5,000 years in China and to 2330 BC in Egypt.
The ancient art of reflexology has been practised for hundreds of years, throughout Chinese and Egyptian history.
The ancient art of reflexology has been practised for hundreds years, throughout Chinese and Egyptian history.
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.