What is reflexology?
Reflexology is a therapy involving the application of controlled pressure on specific points on the feet, hands or ears. More commonly performed on the feet due to the increased amount of nerve endings, it allows for the professional reflexologist to locate tender reflexes or crystalline deposits and stimulate healing in the corresponding parts of the body.
There are many ideas on why reflexology has the effect it does, from opening meridians to the more recent idea of stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system so that healing responses can be activated.
Reflexology is not a new therapy, it has been used as far back at 2500BC by the ancient Egyptians. Over many years of further study, and with the help of pioneers such as William H Fitzgerald M.D (an ears, nose and throat specialist), Eunice D. Ingham ( a nurse and physiotherapist) and Bill Flocco (founder of American Academy of Reflexology) it has developed in to the wonderful treatment it is today.