However, through her training, LePera found fault with the traditional mental health education system, citing the major problem being the disassociation between mind and body. “It’s focused on the diagnostic model,” she explains, “which means labeling symptoms as disorders.
Reflexologists believe that reflex points on the feet, hands and ears correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on a person's health. Reflexology is sometimes used by people with multiple sclerosis.
Research studies in the U.S. and around the world indicate possible benefits of reflexology, particularly in reducing pain, enhancing relaxation, and reducing psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression.