Reflexology is the study, science and art that works with the theory of pressure maps, resembling a shape of the human body, found on the feet, hands and outer ears. As stress builds, the body works less effectively, eventually leading to ill health. Using specific, relaxing touch techniques, gentle nurturing pressure is applied to the pressure points, which, when repeated over time, has often been reported to dramatically help the self healing process. As a result, a wide range of health benefits have been experienced through reflexology; from the relief of pain in the neck, shoulder and lower back, to relief of allergic reactions, headaches, upset stomachs, and colon discomforts.