How to Locate the Reflexology Kidney Zone

By Kristina Werden

The kidney is considered one of the body's most important organs. The kidney's main function is to remove toxins from your system. Use reflexology to stimulate the kidney and keep your kidneys working properly. Reflexology has been used for thousands of years to stimulate organs and keep them in their best working condition.


Allow the patient to position himself in a comfortable manner. It needs to be a position that allows you access to both his hands and feet.

Find a comfortable position for you. You need to be able to sit and massage the hands and feet of the patient for long periods of time. You may have to move around to have access to the other side of the body.

Place the patient's hand in one of your hands. Use your other hand to locate the middle of his palm. Rub your thumb downward between the index finger and the middle finger just above the thumb line and apply pressure. This is a reflexology kidney zone.

Repeat the process in Step 3 on the other hand. Rub each hand until the pain and discomfort subsides.

Move to the foot of the patient. Place one of his feet into your hands with your thumbs on the sole of the foot. Rub your thumbs down the foot to the bottom of the arch in between the big toe and the next toe. This is another reflexology kidney zone. Apply pressure and rub vigorously in an up and down motion to stimulate the kidney.

Repeat this process in Step 5 on the other foot. Rub and apply pressure until the pain and mild discomfort goes away.

  • Use aromatherapy lotion or oil to help relax the patient.