Reflexology has been around for many years. Hieroglyphics found in Egypt show a physician working on the feet of his patients as far back as 2500-3000 BC. China & India are also known to have used a form of foot massage as far back as 4000 years ago, as well as Russia.
In the early 1900’s Dr William Fitzgerald devised Zone Therapy, a form of treatment where the feet were divided into ten vertical zones. He found that when pressure was applied to the zones of the feet that they relieved pain but also the underlying cause of the pain. Eunice Ingham, a physiotherapist from the USA took the methods further and developed reflexology by equating parts of the feet to the anatomy of the body.
There are various schools teaching reflexology around the UK. The one thing that they have in common is that reflexology can provide great relief for a number of conditions, but is especially recognised for relieving pain. Research studies in the field of reflexology are continuing to make the case that reflexology offers more than foot massage. In one european country it has been incorporated into the employee healthcare programme, thereby reducing the amount of sick leave company employees take.
Why not try a reflexology session for yourself?