One of the most common uses for Therapeutic Reflexology is to help treat stress & anxiety, because Reflexology is very effective in balancing the energy flow of the inner meridians (Kidney & Bladder). A full reflexology treatment on the feet where attention is focused on where we feel the ‘fight or flight’ response. So when treating a child with anxiety holding the solar plexus reflexes on the feet while telling the child to breathe slowly will have a very calming effect.
Reference: Anxiety In The Primary School Child by M. Esterhuysen, Reflexology World Issue March 2015. Reprinted from the South African Reflexology Journal Issue 72 Jan-Apr 2015