Reflexology is a therapeutic method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the feet and hands. Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is a holistic therapy involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands.
The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. Usually, after a treatment your tension may be reduced and you might feel relaxed. You might also notice yourself sleeping better and find your mood and sense of well being improving. You may also find that other aspects improve too; however, this happens on an individual basis. The feet map out the organs of the body and touching on the specific zones help to balance the whole body.