1927, as a psychological theory, from German reflexologie (1912); see reflex + -ology. As a foot massage technique, first recorded 1976.
reflexology re·flex·ol·o·gy (rē'flěk-sŏl'ə-jē)n.
The study of reflex responses, especially as they affect behavior.
A method of massage that relieves nervous tension through the application of finger pressure, especially to the feet.