The Solar Plexus Hold in Foot Reflexology Practice

The Solar Plexus Hold in Foot Reflexology Practice

by Selena Belisle, Founder/Instructor, CE Institute LLC

Foot reflexology practice usually starts with grasping both feet at the same time.  A reflexologist might traction both legs, inspect the feet, apply lotion or all of the above as their opening ritual. 

Reflexology closing rituals usually end with a bilateral solar plexus hold prior to wiping any massage medium off from the client's feet, prior to their table dismount.

A foot reflexology closing ritual solar plexus hold would include the reflexologist to singular place their thumb pads on the solar plexus point which is between 1/3 to 1/2 way from the medial portion of the foot, under the ball of the foot.  The practitioner will press their thumb pad into this plexus reflex point with their thumb pad only, and slowly decrease pressure and allow the thumbs to gradually exit the feet.

It is common practice to ask the client to take a deep breath during the solar plexus hold, and then upon the exhale to start the release of the thumb pads.

Here is an instructor video demonstration explaining the technique and more:

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  • Qazafi Samejo - March 20, 2024

    I through I have solar plexus pain, when I did foot massage I feel pain when thumb hold on that area. It only happen during massag otherwise not. Can you please guide

  • Christine Hazel-Allison - May 23, 2023

    No subtitles for deaf reflexologist

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