Interactive reflexology map

July 6, 2008



Interactive reflexology hand chart:

The interactive reflexology map was introduced by experienced reflexologist pioneers, Barbara & Kevin Kunz from Albuquerque, NM, United States.


How does it work? Well, the foot is divided into various dermatomal patterns that corresponds to particular body part or organ in the body. The idea in foot reflexology is to stimulate the particular ‘zones’ of the feet and initiate a corresponding ‘reflex’ that will invoke a beneficial response to that body part or organ.
The basic concepts of reflexology in the foot include the following:

  • 1 – The fight or flight mechanism is rooted in the soles of our feet by processing environmental stimulus. These sensations, in essence, prepares the body for a possible need in the uptake of oxygen, muscle contraction and levels of blood sugar and whether they are sufficiently met.
  • 2 – Tension in a particular zone of the body can be stimulated to release tension by stimulating the area of the foot responsible for restoring equillibrium in that zone.
  • 3 – Reflexes are thought to work instinctively throughout the foot and pressure to these points can relieve stress.


    However, it can be argued that this thought process is conceptual. Does pressing the bottom of the big toe, for instance, stimulate the pituitary gland. As Kunz describes, “For example, a single nerve travels from the center of the big toe to the part of the brain responsible for controlling movement, respiration, and cardiac acceleration. So pressure applied to the center of the big toe, the pituitary gland reflex area, triggers a revival response (as in fight or flight)”  
    Now, as any doctor or anatomist will know, there is really not a single nerve that travels from the big toe to the pituitary gland. Also, if this concept is true, scientific testing can validate the concept of pituitary stimulation by stimulating pressure receptors under the big toe. To my knowledge, this has not been studied. Or maybe its just too ludicrous to study? Like many arguments made with alternative medical treatments, it is harder to prove that something doesn’t exist rather than prove it does.

    3 Responses to “Interactive reflexology map”

    1. Kevin Kunz Says:

      Nice blog. Thanks for the mention.

      Kevin Kunz

    2. Thank you very much Mr. Kevin Kunz! I am glad to hear your like it. Would you mind if I present more updated news from your reflexology activities at this blog?

      I hope you like this idea!

      Martijn, from The Netherlands.

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