Reflexology is a pressure technique that works by placing pressure on specific areas of the hands and feet. The pressure technique functions by focusing on the nerve endings in the hands and feet that correspond to organs and tissues of the body. As a pressure technique, reflexology has been around as early as 2200 B.C. to help promote relaxation, healing and sedation of the body. The main concept of this pressure technique is that it helps the body regain normative balance and allows for relief of short-term (acute) and long-term (chronic) illnesses. The most common pressure techniques are massaging or placing pressure on the feet. Reflexology works by stimulating the nerve endings of the feet, which creates a reflex response in the body. Medically, the pressure technique works because the feet and hands are the ending pathways of the body’s nervous system and placing pressure on specific areas of the hands and feet causes a reaction in the corresponding gland, organ and body tissue. Reflexology has been used for physical and emotional healing and the pressure technique has been used throughout history.