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.
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
(psychol) the belief that behaviour can be understood in terms of combinations of reflexes
reflexology re·flex·ol·o·gy (rē’flěk-sŏl’ə-jē)
The study of reflex responses, especially as they affect behavior.
A method of massage that relieves nervous tension through the application of finger pressure, especially to the feet.
reflexometer re·flex·om·e·ter (rē’flěk-sŏm’ĭ-tər) n. An instrument for measuring the force necessary to excite a reflex.
- Reflex sensation
reflex sensation n. See referred sensation.
- Reflex symptom
reflex symptom n. A disturbance of sensation or of function occurring at a remote location from the diseased area.
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