The theory behind reflexology is that applying pressure to the reflex areas on the feet (but also on the hands and ears), we can promote health in the corresponding organs. It is similar to acupuncture but only pressure is used. Reflexology is not painful but there might be tender or sore areas and the therapist may spend extra time on them until the soreness gradually decreases. If you're ticklish, don't worry. The pressure is firm.
The treatment promotes deep relaxation, improves circulation, reduces pain and encourages overall healing. It is particularly beneficial after illness or an operation, useful for tension headaches, insomnia, stress-related conditions, fertility issues, PMS and hormonal imbalances to name just a few.
A course of regular treatments is usually recommended for maximum effect.