The ancient Chinese technique of reflexology is growing rapidly in popularity around the world. Author Ann Gillanders, one of the foremost leaders of the reflexology movement, presents a clear, step-by-step guide to this classic art of healing. Illustrated in full color throughout, The Joy of Reflexology shows how to relax, tone, stimulate, and strengthen the whole mind-body system. Ann Gillanders demonstrates how "reflex" zones on the hands and feet mirror the body's health. By applying finger pressure on the hands and feet, anyone can learn to counter stress, relieve pain, and combat ailments. Reflexology is an ideal therapy, as it is safe, requires no equipment, and can be done anytime, anyplace. In this practical, hands-on guide you'll find: Complete healing sessions using hand and foot reflexology, with point-by-point illustrations and captions Effective ways to overcome tension and stress Techniques for relieving back pain Treatments for digestive problems Methods to reduce stiffness in joints Feet relaxation exercises Detailed color maps of the reflex zones and reflex points on the hands and feet A chart of reflexology points for treating common ailments.