"This keeps me off the operating table."
Five years ago, 70 year old Neal Daley was headed for surgery.
"I had a ruptured disk and it's been a five year on-going pain, and I had to get off of the pain medicine and needed to be operated on."
But Daley says, this procedure, called Reflexology, keeps his back pain away.
"If I overdo it, I can feel it trying to come back somewhat. I'd come in and get a treatment and I'm good to go for 30 ito 60 days."
Stephenie Cooke at "A Nurturing Touch," is Daley's reflexologist.
She's board-certified and has been practicing for six years.
"We apply alternating pressure, to what's considered a mini-map of that client, on the bottoms of the feet and palm or surfaces of the hands."
"For instance, a person's head is represented on the thumbs and the great toes."
"If you were wanting to work the reflex area for the chest and lungs you would work on the balls of the feet."
Daley admits, before his first treatment, he didn't believe his feet were the key to stopping his back pain.
"My wife's daddy used to have it done years ago in Oklahoma and I laughed and thought it was funny at the time."
"And finally when it got so bad that I was going to have to have surgery, I thought it's worth a try, and after one treatment, 30 minutes after I made it back home, I noticed no pain."
Now instead of laughing about it, Daley's spreading the word to his friends and family.
"In fact I've told several of them, go get it and I'll pay for it. If it doesn't do you any good, I'll pay for it. I've never had to pay for any yet."