Reflexology is a technique in which pressure is applied to specific points on the feet (and sometimes the hands) to promote relaxation and improve overall health. Practitioners of reflexology (Reflexologists) believe that the foot surface contains a coded map of the entire body and that particular points on the feet correspond to particular organs, glands, and body systems. Reflexology involves pressing these points with the fingers and thumbs which is thought to encourage healthy functions in the corresponding areas of the body. The nervous system provides a ‘keyboard’ to access, control, and release the body’s subtle energy patterns. It is thought that stimulating some of the 7,000 or more nerve endings on the foot can unblock and increase the flow of this vital energy to various parts of the body and promote healing. Reflexology treatment is founded on the same principles as acupressure and acupuncture.