A specific pressure technique is applied to the feet and hands as they are considered to be a mirror-image of the individual person's whole body. Crystal deposits and tenderness may be detected during treatment, which could be caused by trauma, illness, stress and pain, which can give an indication of the state of health in the corresponding part of the body. Reflexology can stimulate the natural bodily functions, eliminate toxic wastes and inflammation, reduce nervous tension and increase the release of endorphin to ease pain. It can therefore be a most effective treatment for a wide range of diseases and disorders, as it assists the body to help itself maintain an equilibrium, both mentally and physically, in order to naturally overcome most ailments.