Reflexology is a method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure
points on the feet and hands. This controlled pressure alleviates the source
of the discomfort. In the absence of any particular malady or abnormality,
reflexology may be as effective for promoting good health and for preventing
illness as it may be for relieving symptoms of stress, injury, and illness.
Reflexologists work from maps of predefined pressure points that are located
on the hands and feet. These pressure points are reputed to connect directly
through the nervous system and affect the bodily organs and glands. The
reflexologist manipulates the pressure points according to specific techniques
of reflexology therapy. By means of this touching therapy, any part of the body
that is the source of pain, illness, or potential debility can be strengthened
through the application of pressure at the respective foot or hand location.