Reflexology is an ancient, holistic treatment that uses the nerve pathways from your hands and feet to communicate with different parts of your body via your entire nervous system. It has been practiced for more than 3000 years in China, where practitioners have worked the hands and feet to stimulate different organs in the body. Though both the hands and feet are vital for performing reflexology, the focus is laid primarily on the feet. It promotes relaxation in the body, improves blood circulation, reduces pains and aches, soothes tired feet, and promotes overall healing. Reflexology is also used for palliative or post-operative care.