Try visiting the Foot Reflexology Center in Chinatown. Though the center does offer massages and steam saunas, its focus is on conditioning the feet. Foot reflexology believes your foot is the foundation and interlinked with all major organs and glands in your body. So working the foot in essence is working and healing all other related areas as well. As the foot charts decorating the Center show, the temples, for example, are connected to the bottom of the big toe. Specific areas on the pad of your foot are related to the lung, eyes and ears, and heart. The foot is essentially the representation of the state of the whole body.
The Center resembles a doctor's office, decorated with Chinese characters and a large Chinese mural depicting the importance of pampering the feet. Two rows of comfy, faux leather reclining chairs fill the main room. Dramatic Chinese muzak plays in the background, but soon dismissed when the acupressure therapists start to work on your feet. -- Gloria Tai