Reflexology is a gentle holistic therapy that encourages the body to work naturally and restore its own healthy balance. It is not a therapy used to diagnose illness, nor is it a medical treatment and does not cure – only the body can do that. It facilitates healing within the body. There are around 7,000 nerve endings in the human foot and each of these is a reflex point relating to a body part. A reflexologist uses special finger/thumb manipulations to stimulate reflex points, which will stimulate the flow of energy to the corresponding body part. This gradually helps to re-establish homeostasis and stimulate the body’s ability to heal itself, physically and emotionally.