Do-It-Yourself Heal and Invigorate

Submitted by Fiona Reilly on Thu, 05/25/2017 - 06:25

As a practicing reflexologist, I am continually amazed by the positive effect reflexology can have on people. It can release energetic blockages and held emotions, and encourage deep relaxation. In this article you will find three useful reflex points that you can enjoy working on at home.

Who doesn't love a foot rub? While reflexology practitioners use particular methods of applying pressure, any type of massage or pressure application can be beneficial, so try it out on yourself, a family member or friend - tune in to what works and feels good for you. You can inadvertently work the body, and help it to re-balance. Enjoy!

Three useful reflex points to massage

I have chosen to share three reflexology points that are easy to locate and work on at home, working on these points has the potential to be deeply relaxing and transformative. The three points are the pituitary gland, the adrenal glands and the solar plexus... ​Pituitary Gland: The pituitary gland is the primary endocrine gland and controls almost every other gland in our body. It is located on the inside of the big toe (as illustrated in the diagram) and is often tender. Working on the pituitary gland encourages chemical and hormonal balance throughout the body and can be especially useful for the symptoms of PMT.

Adrenal glands:
Due to our modern lifestyles and high stress levels, we put immense pressure on our adrenal glands, which can lead to adrenal fatigue. With almost everyone I work with the adrenal glands are tender and thus easy to locate. The position varies slightly from person to person, it is somewhere on the upper arch of the foot near the inner edge (see diagram below). Have a feel around until you feel a slight lump or hollow, or notice some tenderness. You can rub your thumb or finger on this point using a circular motion or apply gentle pressure where it feels tender. Working on the adrenal glands helps to alleviate anxiety and nervous tension. I love massaging the arch of the foot around this area - pure bliss!

Solar plexus:
This is a very nurturing point to work, though it appears quite subtle. It is located at the bottom of the ball of the foot. Very gently holding this point can be extremely relaxing, the pressure can be extremely light and I usually incorporate this towards the end a reflexology session. It helps to relieve nervous tension and encourage deep relaxation. So experiment and enjoy. Reflexology can be quite impactful so go gently initially and notice how you react. Stay tuned in and do what feels right for you. It can also be done on the hands. As reflexology can be detoxifying and releasing, it is recommended that you drink lots of water, avoid alcohol, caffeine and spicy food after a treatment. If you have any questions feel free to ask.

  • Blessings on you and your feet, Fiona


(for more information on reflexology visit my reflexology page)

Fiona is an accredited Openhand Facilitator. She is also a reflexologist and experienced doula. She is passionate about living true to her heart and soul and empowering others to do the same. Her website is...

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Thank you Fiona, sounds great, let's go with the flow. Looking forward to seeing you and to the week. Its in Nature and I am camping!! So... it will be ideal! :)

Much love xx


Hi Aspasia,

Thank you for the lovely message :) I know the feeling of being busy, I've had one of those months too, though thankfully it seems to be slowing down now! Just in time for next weeks Transfiguration, which I am really excited about. It may not necessarily be so much of a restful time, though promises to be a rich, deep and transformative week in Bruges!

Look forward to seeing you soon in Belgium and be lovely to do a reflexology session with you at some point whenever that flows.

With love, Fiona


Fiona, thank you! I have been having a very intense month and still not over till next week. Feeling tired, SO where do I sign up for a session with you please?? Email coming to you!

Warm love x


Hi Trinity,

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback :)

Just about everyone I work with has sensitive adrenals, it's probably an indication of the stressed lives we lead in this busy world! Your article is a wonderful guide in how to support the adrenals. Thanks for sharing again here!

Having two people working simultaneously like you describe sounds totally divine - I feel blissed out just even thinking about it!

With love and gratitude, Fiona


Hi Heike,

I'm glad that the article resonates! Have fun experimenting :)

I very much look forward to connecting with you and your feet next week for the Transfiguration. It's going to be awesome, can hardly wait!

With love, Fiona


Hi Elaine,

Great question, I absolutely think that the energy can transfer between therapist and client. This is why it is so important that as a therapist we leave our own stuff aside and come from a clear and present state when working with others. Then the Universal energy just simply flows through us, and is not confused with the practitioners stuff. This is something that we explore and practise a lot on the Openhand Facilitator training and with Trinity's Empath guidance.

I am very mindful about who I receive treatments from and can feel if they have some kind of mindled directed intention, this is generally well intentioned, though it doesn't work for me. I have politely interupted a treatment on a couple of occasions when I felt some energy from the therapist that didn't feel congruent and explored it with them. It's very important that I feel safe with whomever I am working with and my relationship with the practitioner is a crucial part of the healing process.

With love, Fiona


Hi Fiona,

Thanks for sharing this wonderful article. Exactly what I needed right now. Adrenal gland on my left foot almost knocked me out, it felt so good.

Will definitley come back to experiment and explore.

Much love,


Hi Fiona - yes solar plexus and adrenal points are very sensitive on my feet:) I would like to ask you as a reflexologist - do you think that energy flows though from the practicitoner to the client? I sometimes have concerns about this - same with massage etc. thanks