Understanding reflexology.

I thought it might be useful to help people who want to know more about reflexology but don’t know where to start.

Reflexology is a non intrusive complementary therapy.

The History of Reflexology
The art of reflexology dates back to ancient Egypt, India and China, but is wasn’t until 1913 that Dr. William Fitzgerald introduced it as ‘zone therapy’ to the Western World. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body. In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham developed ‘zone therapy’ further, to what is now know as reflexology.

A reflexologist works on the reflex points of the feet and lower legs, it can also be used on the hands, ears and face. The theory is that reflexology helps the body to restore its balance naturally. After a treatment, clients often comment that they feel relaxed after their treatment and experience a feeling of well-being, and feelings of tension are reduced. With ever increasing busy lifestyles, reflexology may be one of the ways to help with the stresses and strains of modern life. It is a therapy which can be received by anyone of any age, from newborn babies to those receiving end of life care.

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