What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a proven science based on the principle that reflex areas in the feet, ears, skull, stomach and the hands relate to the internal organs and other structures of the body. In reflexology gentle pressure is applied to these reflex areas to bring balance and health to the body through the stimulation of its own inherent healing capacity.

What does Reflexology do?

Reflexology is mostly known for its ability to quickly relieve stress, harmonise the body and increase the activity of your immune system. For instance, activating the reflex areas of your feet can help reset the tension level throughout the rest of your body. Furthermore they are an easy way to interrupt the stress signal and allow your entire body to reset to its equilibrium.

Additional benefits of reflexology include its ability to improve disorders in the musculoskeletal system, digestive processes, stimulate nerve function, and increase overall energy and boost circulation. The application of reflexology helps induce a deep state of relaxation, which can help relieve sleep disorders, reduce tension and depression, and speed up your recovery after injury or surgery.

This makes reflexology an ideal complement to other tactile therapies, such as Rolfing – Structural Integration or osteopathy. Reflexology is an alternative treatment for a wide variety of conditions which are increasingly important factors for people in all phases of their life.

How does Reflexology work?

There are many theories about how Reflexology works, but the most commonly held belief is that Reflexology acts to relax those reflexes that in turn are connected to various parts of the body, improving lymphatic drainage and circulation as well as relaxing muscles and stimulating nerve connections. So, if an organ is in an imbalance, reflexology will harmonise the organ through the corresponding point on the feet, hands, stomach, ears or skull.


For full screen mode, use the icon at the bottom right Ikon Vollbild 1 or Ikon Vollbild 2 or Ikon Vollbild 3

Reflexology-Video, in English:

Why you should try it

Reflexology-Video, in German:

Fussrelflex: Der Film

For full screen mode, use the icon at the bottom right Ikon Vollbild 1 or Ikon Vollbild 2 or Ikon Vollbild 3

Indications for Reflexology

    Let’s look a bit further into which benefits Foot Reflexology has been repeatedly related to over the years:

    Nerve Function: Soft Stimulation of the nerves helps to reduce stress, muscle contractions and therefore allow more flexibility in tight joints.

    Energy Levels: Reflexology can increase metabolism and energy creation processes within the body, by aligning the functioning of various organs and muscle systems. If you need an energy-boost, or are often feeling lethargic, then a reflexology session can help put some spring back in your step.

    Circulation: One of the most well-known and verified benefits of reflexology is the enhancement of circulation throughout the body. By improving the efficiency of oxygen transportation throughout your blood, you can optimise the functioning of your vital organs. This can result in faster healing and re-growth of damaged cells.

    Relaxation: Reflexology is known to open additional neural pathways, which can lead to a more relaxed state for your mind and body, inducing sense of calm and reducing overall stress levels. Reflexology can help reduce sleep disorders (such as Insomnia) by allowing your body to relax and get back to its normal, healthy daily rhythms.

    Migraines and Headaches: Reflexology as an analgesic treatment, can reduce the severity of migraines and headaches, simply by relieving tension in the muscles that can frequently result in these conditions. Any headaches made by stress can also be eliminated, since stress and psychological factors often manifest in the physical symptoms of a migraine. This is really one of the most popular applications of reflexology.

    Toxin Removal: Reflexology has been shown to improve bladder function and to reduce urinary tract issues. This promotes more efficient methods of eliminating toxins and other foreign substances from your body, helping to protect against various diseases and health conditions that can results from a compromised urinary system.

    Nervous System Stimulation: By opening neural tracts, Reflexology can benefit our central nervous system in a variety of ways. Not only will our brain be able to handle inputs more effectively, thereby speeding up our cognitive powers, but our physical reactions will become more rapid, our memory will be boosted, and commonly, our entire brain will simply work better and faster.

    Speeds Healing: The combination of increased nerve activity and circulation, as well as the more balanced functioning of the metabolism, means that cells re-grow faster and wounds are able to heal faster. The pain-relieving qualities of reflexology mean that patients feel better faster, and are more willing to start physical recovery to get back into life.

    Menstruation Pains, PMS, Pregnancy: Reflexology can be very beneficial for women, particularly with Menstruation Pains, Post Menstrual Syndrome and Pregnancy (after 4. months). It can reduce the chances of post-partum depression after giving birth and can also help a woman’s body heal itself faster and get back to its normal metabolic activity quickly.

    Although research on reflexology is scientifically unprovable, thousands of years of tradition and reports of success speak rather loudly. That being said, reflexology should be considered as a supplemental treatment to formal medical advice. 

    Worldwide, thousands of alternative physicians around have been using reflexology with surprisingly positive results. If there are alternative treatments to treating more than three dozens of common health conditions affecting various parts of the body, isn’t it worth getting a foot therapy or a reflexology treatment on the ears and skull?

    If you suffer from any of the indications mentioned here, give it a try and book a reflexology treatment online.

    A Foot Reflex Zone-Treatment is for everyone that wants to enjoy a wonderful moment of relaxation.

    There is not only

    • Foot-Reflexology, but also

    • Ear-Reflexology

    • Scull-Reflexology

    • Belly-Reflexology

    • Hand-Reflexology

    General Indications for Reflexology:

    • relieve stress
    • relaxation
    • lessen or reduce headaches
    • reduce oedema (swelling in extremities not related to Congestive Heart Failure)
    • strengthen immunity
    • improved mental function
    • increase of range of motion
    • reduce low back pain


    • Chronically ill persons
    • Low immune system
    • Sleep disorder
    • Accident/Operation follow-up care
    • Circulation Strain
    • Static Muscular Strain
    • Allergies
    • Hyperactivity (children & adults)
    • Psycho-vegetative disorders
    • Transport Insufficiency (veins, diuresis)
    • Accompany Pregnancy (after 3rd month)
    • Lactation disorder
    • Maintain health of elderly persons

    Almost any disease can benefit from a good Relfexology-Treatment.


    • Infectious diseases
    • Malignant melanoma on the feet
    • Strong heart disease
    • Pulmonary emphysema
    • Acute inflammation
    • Pregnancy at risk
    • Very high fever
    • After freshly transplantations
    • Diseases that need to be operated
    • Genital diseases (HIV)
    • Acute thrombosis
    • Cancer patients
    • Diabetic in last phase


    What is the use of Reflexology?

    If one or more body systems has / have an under-or over-function, this can have a major impact on the tasks of another body system. This often results in a stress-related internal situation.

    Reflexology enables physical self-healing, stimulates well-being, and gives responsibility back to every single organ, gland and part of the body. This leads to a perception of physical well-being. Reflexology mainly relieves stress and tension, which in turn improves blood circulation, lymphatic drainage. But it also supports detoxification and strengthens the immune system.


    Can Reflexology make a condition worse?

    Generally said, no. If you ask your doctor he may say it was essentially harmless, therefore, there are no contraindications (negative side effects). However if your condition is already very poor (see list of contra-indications above) then it may not be suitable without first seeking medical supervision. However, relieving stress can result in minor symptoms (e.g. redding of skin around therapy points) but these should disappear within 24 hours. In case they remain seek medical attention.

    Are there Accompanying Measures while doing Reflexology Therapy?

    If necessary the therapist will work the body (muscles, shoulders, neck, hip, joints and ligaments) or may also do some cupping with movement, which all does not hurt or give marks on the skin. The therapist may perhaps also recommend the person undertakes additional self-Therapy at home such as wrapping and packs.

    How many sessions are needed to improve health?

    The number of sessions varies and depends on the client's health and reasons for seeking reflexology. But in general, results from reflexology are often subtle and are cumulative. Therefore, you are more likely to see greater benefits from regular sessions.

    For example, once a week for nine weeks, than if you had a session once every nine weeks.

    If you are dealing with a specific illness or condition, you may need to have more frequent sessions. A general recommendation might be to begin with a session every week for 6-9 weeks, followed by a "tune-up" every four weeks.

    I’m pregnant, can I get a reflexology treatment?

    During the first 3 months of pregnancy and if the pregnancy is at risk, the therapist will not give any treatments. But having a regular pregnancy after the 3rd month is a wonderful method to prepare for delivery. The treatment not only works against the tension and strain, but also is a relaxing preparation for delivery. Similarly, after your child is born, reflexology will help you to find your inner balance.

    I’m an elderly person. Can I also get a treatment?

    Yes, of course. Reflexology treatments are for babies (from 2-3 months) to elderly persons (99 years old). Reflexology may help elderly persons to have a better life quality. Often the organs work slower and its elasticity goes down, the blood vessels tend to get thick and fragile. Therefore a bad blood circulation to and from the heart and brain, cold hands/feet result. Ligaments and joints lose on elasticity and many elderly persons suffer on rheumatism or degenerated capsules. Hand-Reflexology is in such a case a great method to support and activate elderly persons.

    Shall I book a Foot Reflex Zone-Treatment or a Reflexology-Treatment?

    For the first session you may be treated either or - it does not matter. Together we will decide which treatment will suit you better.

    Does a Foot Reflex Zone-Treatment or a Reflexology-Treatment hurt?

    No, not at all. The reflexologist makes an effort not to press the points too hard, because minor stimulus promotes and major stimulus blocks.

    What are the benefits of Reflexology?

    If one of several body systems is under-active or over-active it can pass on the undue responsibility on another body system and therefore cause a stressful internal situation. Reflexology enables the body's natural healing processes to stimulate wellness, giving back responsibly to each and every organ, gland, and part of the body. This brings with it a sense of well-being. Reflexology primarily eases stress and tension, which in turn can improve blood circulation, lymph drainage, assist in the elimination of toxins, and strengthening of the immune system. It enables the body's natural healing processes to promote wellness.

    Is Reflexology new?

    No, Reflexology has been practiced for thousands of years by Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, as well as Mayan and Incan civilizations. It is widely accepted in many European countries as an alternative beneficial therapy.

    Modern Reflexology has its roots from the Zone Therapy by Dr. Wiliam Fitzgerald in 1913, but incorporates further development by Eunice Ingham, Hanne Marquardt and W. Froneberg.


    Frederick King – Praxis für Körpertherapie
    Verantwortlich für die Homepage:
    Frederick King
    Bristenstrasse 20
    CH-8048 Zürich
    E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Tel.: +41 (0)44 322 22 80


    Mein Onlinebuchungssystem hat die Datenschutzbestimmungen angepasst. Daher bitte ich Sie diesen zuzustimmen. Sie können diese unter folgendem Link einsehen:

    Copyright by Frederick King

    Zu Seitenanfang

    Therapeuten-Nummer: X693762 (für fast alle Versicherungen) oder 34261 (für die EGK).


    Frederick King – Praxis für Körpertherapie
    Responsible for the homepage:
    Frederick King
    Bristenstrasse 20
    CH-8048 Zürich
    E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Tel.: +41 (0)44 322 22 80

    Data protection

    My online booking system has adapted the data protection regulations. Therefore I ask you to agree to these. You can view the exact data protection regulations under the following link:

    Copyright Frederick King

    Therapist Number: X693762 (for almost all insurances) or 34261 (for the EGK).