Reflexology Charts Hand And Foot Reflexology

Reflexology charts can intimidate newcomers to the world of reflexology. Colorful reflexology hand charts and foot reflexology maps are easy to read with a little practice.

The Theory Behind Reflexology Charts

Reflexology charts show the location of reflex points on the hands, feet and ears. Each reflex point corresponds to a specific area of the body’s anatomy. Applying pressure to a specific reflex point stimulates activity in the connected body part.

Professional reflexology maps are a maze of reflex points with lines and numbers detailing which portion of the anatomy responds to which point. While very helpful for trained practitioners, highly technical foot reflexology maps are more complicated than most amateur reflexologists really need.

Fortunately, simpler reflexology hand charts and foot reflexology maps exist that provide a broader, easier-to-read map of reflexology points. This means that you may not be able to treat conditions with the pinpoint accuracy that is detailed on professional reflexology maps, but you can administer reflexology to broad areas of the body.

Tips for Foot Reflexology Maps

When working with foot reflexology maps, remember that foot charts are available for the top of the foot and the sole, as well as the sides. It’s possible to mix up top and bottom foot reflexology maps.

When looking for a specific reflex point on foot reflexology maps, be aware that reflex points on the left foot correspond to the left side of the body, and right foot reflex points connect to the right. For instance, the liver is located on the right side of the body, so the liver’s reflex point is on the right foot. In many cases, such as the kidneys, head and spine, reflex points are found on both right and left reflexology maps.

The inner sides of the foot on foot reflexology maps are the spinal reflex points. Areas of the outer sides of the body are found along the outer sides of foot reflexology maps.

Reflexology Hand Charts

Reflexology hand charts are read just like foot reflexology maps. As with foot reflexology maps, hand charts include top, bottom and side maps of the hand.

Starting at the top of the fingers, hand reflexology charts include reflex points for the head, face, sinuses, neck, eyes and ears, and shoulders. Other parts of the hand and wrist include reflex points for the back, spine and hips.

Resources

Reflexology Charts. (2009). Reflexology charts. Retrieved March 20, 2011, from http://reflexology-charts.com/

Reflexology Research Project. (2009). Reflexology charts. Retrieved March 20, 2011, from http://www.reflexology-research.com/charts.htm

Universal College of Reflexology. (n.d.). Why are reflexology charts different? Retrieved March 20, 2011, from http://www.universalreflex.com/article.php/2004040516353565