Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving application of pressure to the feet and hands with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on a pseudoscientific system of zones and reflex areas that purportedly reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.



Reflexology is a natural, holistic therapy. It has been used successfully for thousands of years by cultures from all around the world. It is based on the idea that the feet, hands or face are mini maps of the body and that there are points or reflexes which relate to the vital organs, glands or structures of the body. For example, on our feet, the big toe is the head and at the base of the big toe are reflexes for the neck.