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.
Medicine/Medical. the study of reflex movements and processes.

1920–25; reflex + -o- + -logy

reflexologist, noun Unabridged
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reflexology (ˌriːflɛkˈsɒlədʒɪ)
1.  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.  psychol the belief that behaviour can be understood in terms of combinations of reflexes

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reflexology re·flex·ol·o·gy (rē'flěk-sŏl'ə-jē)

  1. The study of reflex responses, especially as they affect behavior.

  2. A method of massage that relieves nervous tension through the application of finger pressure, especially to the feet.

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Example sentences
There is a lack of scientific evidence that homeopathy and reflexology is effective treatment of asthma.
Reflexology is a potent means of releasing tension, de-stressing and reducing pain.
Unlike other healing or relaxation modalities, reflexology does not require large amounts of time to be effective.
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