Reflexology works on the feet. It is strongly believed that the bottom of the feet have nerve endings that correlate with other areas of the body including organs and muscles. However, a reflexologist isn't just another type of masseuse.
Massages, on the other hand, are done to relax and relieve aching sore muscles and these are often done after a day of stress and hard work. They are meant to relieve the aches and pains and help to lower stress levels.
Reflexology works to help improve the body by restoring balance. As the feet are "reflexed" the energy channels are opened up and the body begins to feel relief. This is called "reflex". By reflexing the feet balance is restored to the remainder of the body and it can then help to relieve pain, stress, and anxiety for a person.
Massage will focus on the muscles and help to reduce stress and pain from overdoing it. Reflexology restores balance. Many people have found a massage therapist that is also a great reflexologist and they will get both a reflexology treatment and a massage at the same time. This can help to restore balance to their life and their body and it can greatly relieve pain and anxiety. If you are in the Tucson area, Garet Manuel is a reflexologist there.