What is Reflexology?
Reflexology as the therapy we know today was developed in the twentieth century by a nurse Eunice Ingham, who divided the feet and hands into 10 zones which correspond to areas of the body. Therefore we can treat the whole body by working on reflex points on the feet or hands. Reflexologists work on these reflex points, with the thumbs and fingers, helping to put right any imbalances in the body.
The principles that reflexology is based on have been used for many thousands of years by the Chinese, Egyptians and native American Indians. The Chinese used a form of reflexology over 5000 years ago as one of their pressure therapies. Drawings in Egyptian tombs, shows foot work being carried out and the native American Indians believed that massage or manipulation of the feet helped to maintain, physical, mental and spiritual balance.