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 Try a reflexology technique or, outsource your rubdown to one of the best heated mechanical foot massagers. Stefanie Groner, Glamour, "How to Calm Down: 18 Ways to Reduce Anxiety and Stress," 2 Dec. 2020 Ho went on to explain the origin of the move, which was actually invented by Japanese reflexology and massage specialist, Dr. Toshiki Fukutsudzi. Christina Oehler, Health.com, "People Claim This 5-Minute Japanese Towel Exercise Will Give You Flat Abs—But Here's What Trainers Think," 26 June 2020 Paul Gauguin’s onboard spa provides for every little need, including skincare therapies, skin exfoliation, massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, body wraps, facials, beauty treatments, nail services, and hairstyling. Sunset Magazine, "Expert Tips for Booking a Cruise," 22 Jan. 2018 This machine uses shiatsu techniques and foot reflexology to provide a deep massage. Tony Vaz, Popular Science, "Electric foot massagers you probably deserve," 27 Aug. 2019 Specializing in wellness facials, clinical aromatherapy and reflexology with citrus essential oils, Paris Alexander Day Spa is a naturally-inspired destination of calm. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, "You Need To Visit These Black-Owned Spas On Your Next Trip To Washington D.C.," 23 Oct. 2019 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

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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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“Reflexology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reflexology. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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