Let's file this under "What will they think of next?" Reflexology parks have specially constructed cobblestone pathways that park users walk on barefoot. The uneven stones stimulate various flex points in the feet which some believe can lead to health benefits like improved circulation and reduced stress.
Until recently you were most likely to find these pathways in China where spas and condominiums regularly promote the pathways as an amenity of their properties. But you can now find a few reflexology paths in the United States: there are several in the Seattle, Washington area, like the King County Parks.
If you view their website you will find links to paths in the area, medical benefits, reflexology foot map, and instructions on how to properly walk a path. If you don't have a reflexology path nearby you may want to consider this reflexology rug from signals.com. It is about 28 inches in diameter, is hand woven from hemp and stones by artisans in Thailand. This just may be the most convenient way yet to experience a soothing, and beneficial foot massage.
But after all is said and done, really nothing beats a visit to a certified reflexologist.
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