Reflexology is an ancient healing art involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what reflexologists refer to as a system of zones and reflex areas that correspond with zones elsewhere in the body. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.