What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a non-intrusive pressure technique applied on the reflex points of the feet, hand or face. It can bring deep relaxation, a sense of well-being and support the body's own healing process.
It is based on the theory that reflex points mirrors specific organs of the body.
Improve sleeping pattern
Boost immune system
Get rid of tension
Bring deep relaxation
Stimulate nerve pathways
However, everyone responds differently to the treatment.
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What reflexology is not :
Reflexology is not a massage
Reflexology is not a medical treatment
A reflexologist will not diagnose an illness
Reflexology is an ancient healing therapy whose origins are believed to be dated some 5,000 years ago. The first known record of reflexology treatment is a painting dated 2,330 B.C found on the wall of the “Physician Tomb” in Egypt.
It was applied in Egypt, India and China before being introduced in Western World. In the 19s century, an English neurologist, Sir Henry Head proved that there was connection between massaging and applying pressure to certain area (zones) of the skin and certain internal organs while an English physiologist, Sir Charles Scott Sherrington, did a lot of work on the nervous system and spinal reflexes. But Dr William Fitzgerald, an American surgeon, in the same era, is the person who founded zone therapy as it is described today.
Eunice Ingham, a therapist working with Dr Shelby-Riley and his wife is considered the ‘mother of modern reflexology’. She uses the zone therapy to develop 10 zones on the feet and mapping the organs of the body to reflex points on the feet. Her nephew Dwight Byers still teaches her method (known as Ingham method). An English woman, Doreen Bayley, who trained with Eunice Ingham, brought this method to the UK in the sixties.
Different school of reflexology exists in the UK and throughout the world but all derived from the above developments and theories.