Reflexology is based on the principle that congestion of tension in any part of the foot is a mirror to the same in a corresponding part of the body. Reflexology is very relaxing, especially for people who stand on their feet all day or just have tired, achy feet. In practice, you don’t need a qualified reflexologist to get a lot of satisfaction out of a good foot massage. It can however be painful so don’t be shy in asking for a little less firmness if it becomes too uncomfortable. It will probably do you good to grin and bear it a little, but it does need to be enjoyable too.