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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology, is a complementary therapy esteemed for its holistic approach, it involves the skilful application of pressure and movement to specific reflex points on the feet and hands. These reflex points correspond intricately through nerve endings to various organs, glands, and systems within the body. Through the artful manipulation of these points, reflexologists aim to restore balance and harmony, facilitating the body's innate ability to heal itself and maintain homeostasis.
The roots of reflexology stretch back to ancient civilisations, including ancient Egypt, where evidence suggests that foot therapy was practiced for therapeutic purposes. However, it was not until the early 20th century that modern reflexology began to take shape. Dr. William Fitzgerald, a pioneering physician from Vermont, USA, introduced the concept of Zone Therapy, which found that specific zones on the body corresponded to specific organs and systems. This ground breaking approach laid the foundation for modern reflexology.
Building upon Fitzgerald's insights, Eunice Ingham, a physiotherapist, further refined and popularised reflexology through her development of the Ingham Method. Ingham meticulously mapped out reflex points on the feet, correlating them with specific areas of the body. Her method emphasised the therapeutic potential of reflexology in promoting overall well-being and addressing a myriad of health concerns.
Today, reflexology is widely practiced and embraced for its gentle yet powerful approach to healing. It continues to evolve as practitioners integrate traditional wisdom with modern research, ensuring that reflexology remains a valuable tool for promoting health, harmony, and vitality.

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