Reflexology is an ancient healing art based on the belief that reflex points exist in the feet, hands, and ears that correspond to all parts of the body. A recent study shows that walking on specifically placed uneven, natural stones stimulates acupressure points in the feet and can improve circulation and reduce overall stress. Common in Asia, people walk reflexology paths daily to enhance health and well-being.
Health and wellness are vital to the residents of King County, and our parks are the perfect venues to provide reflexology paths accessible to everyone. Through a partnership with Aegis Living, we've installed at reflexology paths at Marymoor Park, Steve Cox Memorial Park, and 132nd Square Park.
Tips for Walking a Reflexology Path
- Walk each section of the path at your own pace, following instructions and breath slowly. Your feet may be tender at first, so start with just a few steps.
- For the best acupressure effect, walk barefoot, in socks or with soft-soled shoes.
- Use the hand-railing for balance assistance and for rocking exercises to the arch of the foot. Rest on benches between walking sessions and massage areas of soreness on your feet.
- After walking the reflexology path, drink water to help flush away toxins.
Download a reflexology foot map (pdf).