What is Reflexology ?
It is an ancient holistic therapy, and the aim is to treat the whole person and induce a state of relaxation, balance and harmony, which will encourage the natural ability of the body to heal itself.
It is also a science and an art based on the premise that your whole body is mirrored on the feet through a system of reflexes. By applying pressure techniques with your hands and fingers, reflexology will benefit your body in many ways including:
-help bring the body back to balance.
History of Reflexology:
Modern reflexology is less than 100 years old, but promoting healing through feet, hands, and ears has been practiced by many cultures for centuries. The most famous evidence of reflexology is dated 2330 B.C. and was discovered in the tomb of Ankhmahor, the physician to the pharaoh. It is a wall painting depicting two Egyptian physicians performing foot and handwork on two clients. There has been written records of reflexology being practiced in China and India 2000-4000 years ago. In 1913, reflexology was brought to the Western world by an American ear, nose, and throat specialist, Dr. William Fitzgerald; and in the 1930′s Eunice Ingham, an American physiotherapist, continued to evolve and expand the therapy eventually mapping out the entire body on the foot. She is known as “the mother of modern reflexology” and her techniques are still widely used in reflexology schools.