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 reflexology (audio) \ noun

Examples of reflexology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The small pleasures section features 30-minute treatments like hair and scalp massages, eye treatments or feet reflexology for 65 euros. Rana Good, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 Treatment to book: The Baia Balancing Signature Ritual incorporates aromatherapy and amethyst crystals into massage and reflexology in order to release tension and balance energy throughout the body. Rona Berg, Devorah Lev-tov, Robb Report, 15 Mar. 2022 And, the Rosewood Little Dix Bay in the British Virgin Islands is offering aromatherapy and reflexology treatments and outdoor activities to inspire guests, including hikes through The Baths National Park. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 26 Jan. 2022 Naturopathy, which can range from treatments like massages to enemas to reflexology, seeks to heal the body by promoting its own internal healing processes. Liz Cantrell, Travel + Leisure, 20 Oct. 2021 For a shorter Spa treatment guests can enjoy a 25-minute deep tissue massage followed by a 15 minute relaxation massage and reflexology for hands and feet, all performed with Roucou Oil produced by St. Maarten nectar. Roger Sands, Forbes, 2 Nov. 2021 Reserve your treatments in advance — massage choices abound, including CBD massage and reflexology options — and don't skimp on time spent languishing by the spa's stunning indoor pool. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 31 Oct. 2021 The Lord Jones formula, raved about within the realm of CBD, is applied during a reflexology foot massage, following a foot bath and scrub. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 7 Sep. 2021 Massage, reflexology, and facials are on the spa menu as well. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 25 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of reflexology

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for reflexology

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The first known use of reflexology was in 1923

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27 Apr 2022

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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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