Reflexology is based on thousands of years of tradition, throughout different cultures and continents, which placed significance and reverence in touching another person’s feet in order to comfort and heal. This is evidenced in ancient Egyptian drawings, as well as, in biblical stories, in American Indian ritual and in the Chinese medicine tradition. The foot represents a microcosm of the body with each part, organ and gland ‘mapped’ out on the feet. Through massage and applying pressure to certain areas of the feet, the body can relax and achieve a balanced state that allows for a healthy physical, emotional, and spiritual self.
Reflexology itself may be not covered by extended insurance plans but it may be covered as a service within the care you are already receiving through your massage therapist or chiropractor.