The pace of life today is so hectic that stress has become the most common complaint that has a direct impact on the quality and length of life of the sufferer. It can affect sleep patterns, sex life, tiredness, indigestion and heart−burn, bowels, tension, irritability, immunity to disease to name but a few; quite apart from being the major contributor to heart disease, strokes, blood pressure problems and cholesterol. STRESS is a killer and the causes are multiple, however Reflexology can really help calm down the troubled body and mind and introduce a measure of relaxation where none existed before. The life counselling and nutritional advice that goes with a truly holistic approach helps sufferers to start rebuilding their lives without the need for chemical intervention through 'prescription antidepressants' that only dull the senses, mask the underlying symptoms and do nothing to address the deep-rooted causes of the stress.