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reflexology

[ ree-flek-sol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌri flɛkˈsɒl ə dʒi /
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noun
a system of massaging specific areas of the foot or sometimes the hand in order to promote healing, relieve stress, etc., in other parts of the body.
Medicine/Medical. the study of reflex movements and processes.
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Origin of reflexology

First recorded in 1920–25; reflex + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM reflexology

re·flex·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for reflexology

reflexology
/ (ˌriːflɛkˈsɒlədʒɪ) /

noun
a form of therapy practised as a treatment in alternative medicine in which the soles of the feet are massaged: designed to stimulate the blood supply and nerves and thus relieve tension
psychol the belief that behaviour can be understood in terms of combinations of reflexes

Derived forms of reflexology

reflexologist, noun
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