When doing Reflexology here at Wellness & Retreats, we often find clients who have a tender spot mid-foot.
In reflexology, every part of the foot relates to a part of the body. When these points on the foot are massaged, the reflexologist may feel a tender spot, or one that feels somewhat "crunchy." This may point to impaired function of the related organ.
Take a look at the green circle in the middle of the reflexology chart. This circle represents the kidney spot and sitting atop the kidney are the adrenal glands, responsible for the Fight or Flight response. The adrenals secrete the hormones testosterone and cortisone and others. If you are constantly overwhelmed with stress you may fatigue your adrenal glands.
Symptoms of adrenal fatigue include waking exhaustion; feeling cold, stressed and anxious; drinking a lot of caffeine; and increased weight around your middle section.