Reflexology is a harmonising therapy that involves the application of pressure to specific points, known as reflexes, to encourage the body to heal from within. The practice is based on the belief that the feet and hands mirror the body and that every organ in the body can be mapped onto areas of the feet called reflex points. By using these 'mini-maps', therapists are trained to stimulate reflex points on the map by using their thumbs and fingers and therefore bring about a positive effect on the corresponding parts of the body. Reflexology aims to facilitate a free flow of energy in the body so that we are balanced and healthy, any obstructions to this may result in illness. With ever increasing levels of stress in everyday life, it is important that people take responsibility for their well-being. Reflexology may mitigate stress, help you sleep better and improve your mood.