GOAL OF REFLEXOLOGY IS TO BRING ABOUT A STATE OF BALANCE WITHIN THE BODY, TO
ASSIST WITH PAIN AND TO PROMOTE HEALING OF THE BODY.
REFLEXOLOGY brings much needed nutrients to the poorly functional areas of the body?THIS HELPS RESTORE THE BALANCE WITHIN THE BODY.
Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers to stimulate reflex areas that relate to different parts of the body. There are reflexes in the feet, hands and face that directly correspond with glands,organs and parts of the body. Working on these reflexes can trigger physiological changes that empower the body and mind to heal itself.
REFLEXOLOGY works on many levels. It is a deeply relaxing therapy that stimulates the circulatory and lymphatic systems. It is also helps release any blockages in the flow of energy to move freely, enabling us to stay healthy.
The body is divided from head to toe into 10 energy zones. Five zones on each side of the midline which runs down the centre of the body. Energy is constantly flowing through these zones . This flow of energy terminates (end) in the feet and hands forming reflex points.
By working on these reflex points, the interconnected organs and parts of the body are stimulated to improved state of health and total sense of wellbeing.
Illustrations from ancient texts in China, Japan, Russia and Egypt show that these civilisations worked on the feet to promote good health. In China the early physicians made use of Reflexology to heal and to relieve pain.
In 1917 Dr William H. Fitzgerald laid foundations of modern reflexology with his theory of ?Zone Therapy?. Dr Fitzgerald had discovered through experimentation and case studies, that he could relieve pain in other parts of the body by working the corresponding ?zone? in the feet and hands.
Inspired by his work, American Physiotherapist Eunice Ingan further developed his theory through more painstaking research and discovered that the feet reflexes were very responsive to pressure.
In 1973 the first Reflexology Association was set up in America and since reflexology associations have been formed around the world. This allowed the practice of reflexology to develop and grow.