a practice involving the use of acupressure or massage of the hands or, esp., the feet to relieve pain in other parts of the body, reduce tension, etc.
- The study of reflex responses, especially as they affect behavior.
- A method of massage that relieves tension through the application of finger pressure, especially to the feet.
(usually uncountable, plural reflexologies)
- (medicine) The study and interpretation of behavior in terms of simple and complex reflexes.
- (alternative medicine) A form of complementary medicine involving the stimulation of points on the feet, hands, or ears, in the belief that it will have a beneficial effect on some other parts of the body or to improve general health.