Physical tension or sensitivity could be a manifestation of your emotional, energetic, and spiritual state of being.
A reflexology practitioner is not a physician and should never diagnose or treat an ailment a client has. However, when we find areas of tension, tissue texture change, sensitivity, or pain on the feet, hands, or ears, we may ask thought-provoking questions to uncover what your body might be trying to tell you about your spiritual/emotional health. Five Organs and their potential Metaphysical Meaning
Lungs = Grief. Do you have unresolved trauma or feelings of loss and abandonment? Have you experienced prolonged sadness? Do you spend a lot of time mulling over or reliving the past?
Stomach and Pancreas = Stress and Anxiety. Do you have a lot of nervous tension? Are your emotions eating you up inside? Are you missing out on the sweetness of life because you're always so overwhelmed?
Intestines and Colon = Trouble Coping. Do you find it hard to assimilate changes going on in your life? Do you find it hard to let go of people, objects, and experiences from your past?
Liver and Gallbladder = Anger and Bitterness. Do you feel enraged or irritable frequently? Are you carrying around a lot of resentment? Do you harbor feelings of inadequacy?
Kidney and Bladder = Negativity and Repression. Do you constantly feel emotional? Conversely, are you holding in your fears, tears, or other emotions you want to express? Do you obsess on the same things over and over again?
During a reflexology session, tension or sensitivity in particular areas may indicate pent-up issues or emotions. A reflexologist will work on that specific reflex along with supporting reflexes to help release not only physical but emotional blockages, as well.