Hand reflexology is a massage technique that puts pressure on various reflex points around your hands. Hand reflexology is useful for reducing symptoms of pain and stress. Even though a hand massage may seem simple, it can provide a whole host of health benefits. These may include: Boosting circulation, Increased flexibility, Pain relief. This type of treatment may also provide some relief for the following conditions: Headaches, Shoulder and back pain, Stress, Sports injuries, Irritable bowel syndrome, Symptoms of menopause, Sinus and breathing problems.