For the purposes of reflexology, the feet and hands are microcosms of the human body on which every organ and body part is represented.
Where there are two organs in the body they will be represented on both feet and on both hands – for example, the lungs and kidneys. Where there is only one organ, it will be represented on one foot or hand. The liver will be on the right foot/hand while the heart will be on the left, for example.
The point where an organ or body part is reflected on the foot and hand is called the organ reflex – for example, the heart reflex.
The right foot and hand represent the right side of the body (as well as the past) while the left foot and hand represent the left side of the body (as well as the present and future).