Reflexology is a non - invasive natural therapy, which will help to alleviate stress and tension and produce a general feeling of well being. Pressure manipulations of varying degrees are applied to the hands, feet, or ears, working on specific points that correspond to particular areas of the body. Reflexology is a holistic treatment as the reflexologist treats the whole person, body, mind and spirit, to induce a state of balance, stimulating the body's own potential to heal both physically and emotionally.
The different systems of the body are interdependent and they rely on each other for maintaining good health. When these systems are working well the body is in a state of balance with a good energy flow. However when this energy flow is interrupted for any reason, this creates an imbalance and upsets homeostasis. This section is concerned with the effects and benefits of reflexology, its history and how it works.