Reflexology is a therapeutic natural healing method of relieving pain by stimulating predefined pressure points on the head, hands and feet. Stimulating reflexes in these areas are reputed to connect via the nervous system and affect the organs, tissues and glands of the body. Different forms of working the feet to effect health have been used all over the ancient world.
Dr. Shelby Riley M.D. maintained that this form of healing spread from Egypt via the Roman Empire.
Zone theory is the foundation of foot reflexology and an understanding of these zones as a way of organizing the relationship between the organs and glands of the body and the reflexes are essential to application of reflexology.
The Zone Theory was the precursor to modern Reflexology which began with Dr. William H. Fitzgerald, M.D. whom Dr. Edwin Bowers, M.D.
Eunice D. Ingham, a Physical Therapist, worked closely with Dr. Riley and was fascinated by the concept of Zone Therapy and started developing her foot reflex theory in the early 1930!
The following are the benefits of Reflexology:
Assists the body to normalize systems naturally
Compliments other healing modalities
Reflexologists do not:
Diagnose medical conditions
Treat for specific conditions
Work in opposition to the medical fields.
Encourage their clients to stop taking medications prescribed by their medical doctor.
Note: Check with your Insurance Company as some extended health care plans recognize reflexology as a treatment.
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