reflexology

noun
re·​flex·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌrē-ˌflek-ˈsä-lə-jē How to pronounce reflexology (audio) \

Definition of reflexology

1 : the study and interpretation of behavior in terms of simple and complex reflexes
2 : massage of the hands or feet based on the belief that pressure applied to specific points on these extremities benefits other parts of the body

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Other Words from reflexology

reflexologist \ ˌrē-​ˌflek-​ˈsä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce reflexologist (audio) \ noun

Examples of reflexology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Asia has long been a hot spot of holistic therapies, but herbs, sound healing, reflexology, aromatherapy oils, and qigong are all tipping into the mainstream. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, "Biomarkers, Sweat Lodges, and Shamans: Today's Wellness Retreats Go Far Beyond a Detox," 26 Aug. 2019 Choose from massages and reflexology, facials, manicures and pedicures, and wraps. Doreen Christensen, sun-sentinel.com, "Relax, dine and save: South Florida spa and restaurant deals run through Sept. 30 | Doreen’s Deals," 1 Aug. 2019 The spa, which draws inspiration from Asian practices, offers facials of all types, massages, reflexology, aromatherapy, wraps and more. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "Serious self-care: A guide to Colorado’s must-visit spas," 30 July 2019 Integrative Medicine Outpatient Services: Members receive 10% off Lake Health’s Integrative Medicine outpatient services, including massage therapy, Reiki, reflexology, nutrition counseling, wellness coaching and acupuncture services. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, "Lake Health enters the insurance market with Medical Mutual," 12 July 2019 Visit the Peace Garden at True Nature Healing Arts in Carbondale for its reflexology path, Zen garden and labyrinth. Jeanine Barone, The Know, "Ride your bike on these Colorado railroad routes without fear of being run over by a train," 2 July 2019 Add-on services include hot stone foot reflexology, cerebral spinal therapy and temporomandibular joint relief. Lisa Boone, latimes.com, "Four Hours: Shop, dine, chill, repeat at the Row DTLA," 7 June 2019 For the past hour, Dewa has been pinching me (hard!) between my toes, a reflexology thing, and kneading my flesh to coax the Kundalini energy up from the base of my spine through my chakras. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 Services that will be offered are manicures, pedicures, chair massage, facials and reflexology. Courant Community, "Community News For The Stafford Edition," 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of reflexology

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Sep 2019

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The first known use of reflexology was in 1923

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reflexology

noun
How to pronounce reflexology (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of reflexology

: a method of relieving pain or curing illness by pressing on particular parts of a person's hands or feet

reflexology

noun
re·​flex·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌrē-ˌflek-ˈsäl-ə-jē How to pronounce reflexology (audio) \
plural reflexologies

Medical Definition of reflexology

1 : the study and interpretation of behavior in terms of simple and complex reflexes
2 : massage of the feet or hands based on the belief that pressure applied to specific points on these extremities benefits other parts of the body

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