History Of Reflexology
Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, it wasn’t until 1913 that Dr William Fitzgerald introduced this therapy to the West as ‘zone therapy’. He noted that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone. – In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is now known as reflexology. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.
Who Can Benefit From Reflexology?
Few Treatments Go A Long Way...
One treatment can be very relaxing, a course of Reflexology is very balancing and many people find great benefits from then continuing with regular treatments at 6 – 8 week intervals in order to maintain their health and well-being.
While many people use Reflexology as a way of relaxing the mind and body and counteracting stress, at the same time many doctors, consultants and other health care professionals recognise Reflexology as a well established, respected and effective therapy. Many midwives advocate and use Reflexology to help their ‘mums’ during pregnancy and even birth.
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How Can Reflexology Help Me?
What Reflexology Can With Help With
- Back Pain
- Sleep disorders
- Hormonal imbalances
- Sports injuries
- Digestive disorders
- Stress-related conditions and many other problems
- During Pregnancy or preparing for Pregnancy
- It’s also helpful for children of any age, from babies upwards
Reflexologists do not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe.