Reflexology is an ancient practice that has been around for several thousands of years, it is the application of appropriate pressure using thumbs and fingers to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears in order to improve the recipient's health. These areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on these organs and the personís health.
At present, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like stress, anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis. In fact reflexology is growing increasingly popular as both as a complement to other treatments and as preventive measure across Europe and Asia. One example is Denmark, where various municipalities and companies have employed reflexologists since the early 90ís. According to several studies, this practice in Denmark has resulted in significant reduction of sick leave and absenteeism, as well as significant economic savings for the employers.