The nervous system could be classed as our electrical system and is most definitely the most complex system within the body. It would not be possible for body organs to function without a nerve supply to them as all bodily functions are a result of messages being sent back and forth along neural pathways. Although the nervous system is split into three parts, reflexology in the main affects the autonomic system the nerve impulses are initiated by pressure on the various foot reflexes.
The autonomic nervous system is responsible for controlling the involuntary action of all internal organs, muscles and glands. The two parts to this system namely the parasympathetic and sympathetic have opposing effects on the body. Foot & Hand Reflexology works by stimulating the various reflex areas of the feet which has an effect on internal organs. A reflex is an involuntary response to a stimulus and can only occur as a result of that stimulus.
How does Nerve Reflexology work? Nerve Reflexology uses precise points on the bones of the feet rather than on the soft-tissues. The reflexologist targets only those areas which are involved in the individual's condition. Nerve Reflexology is an advanced manual treatment method for functional disorders in the musculo-skeletal (movement) and visceral (organs) system . The treatment focuses on the changes in the peripheral nervous system, the central nervous system, and autonomic nervous system as a cause or as a consequence of tissue damage or potential tissue damage in the body.