TOES in REFLEXOLOGY: Who are they and what do they do?

If I had to choose one part of the foot that I preferred to focus on, it would have to be the toes. In fact, if you’ve ever been on my Reflexology table, you’d be able to testify that I spend a minimum of 10 minutes on the toes alone, and they only make up less than 1/4 of the square footage (😉) of your feet!

So why are these tiny appendages so very important in your Reflexology session?

Physically the 10 toes correlate to your head, the 10 zones of your head (5 on the left foot and 5 on the right foot) with the big toes being the major player for limbic focus.

So if we were to slice your head into 10 even slices and examine what each slice contained as far as hormonal glands, nerves, eyes/ears/nose/mouth, limbic sections etc… each of your 10 toes would correlate exactly to the corresponding head slice. Now I know that might make some of you squeamish, but I promise, I wont actually slice your head if you attend my studio. But I ALSO promise that each “slice” will receive a thorough review and attention so that nothing is missed or overlooked.

The large toes then also represent the head, both in Left and Right Halves, but also as a complete whole again. Very specific work for stress, hormones, headaches, craniosacral issues etc can be done from the two big toes. What’s even more exciting is the Limbic aspect of the big toes. The limbic system is a set of structures in the brain that deal with emotions and memory. It regulates autonomic or endocrine function in response to emotional stimuli and also is involved in reinforcing behaviour. Very specific conditions can be targeted and improved by knowing where the limbic reflexes lie, what they do, and how to treat them. Think anxiety, PMDD, Post Concussive Injury Syndrome, Migraines etc..

Slow deep work on the toes during a Reflexology session brings on deep relaxation and healing as we are directly sedating the Central Nervous System and allowing your brain to check in with itself to see where the self-healing is required.

If any or all of this sounds wonderful to you, click on the menu to head to my website to book yourself some toe-time!