Foot reflexology is based on the theory that there are points and zones on the feet that correspond with various parts of the body such as the sinuses, shoulders, heart, lungs, liver and adrenal glands. The practitioner skillfully uses her hands to apply pressure to areas of the feet. This produces a generalized relaxation response as well as posited ‘reflex’ or spontaneous reactions in the related organs and other areas of the body. Kirsten van Gelder M.A., R.N. began her interest in this field during graduate school in the Division of Nursing at New York University when she searched for ways to help others experience simple and effective holistic health care modalities. The Laura Norman Holistic Method of Reflexology integrated well with her conventional nursing practice and Therapeutic Touch; she earned certification in foot reflexology in 1986. Now living in the Madison, Wisconsin area, Kirsten offers 50 minute sessions of Healing Foot Reflexology at her offices in Cambridge and Madison.