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Reflexology is a healing modality based on ancient forms of Chinese acupressure and Egyptian massage techniques. Dr. William Fitzgerald was an ear, nose and throat doctor at the St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut. He “discovered” the Chinese method of Zone Therapy. He used pressure techniques in certain zones of the hands had an effect to normalize physiological functions all parts of the body. His work was further developed and codified in the 1930s by an American physical therapist, Eunice Ingham. Ms. Ingham worked from the points in the feet to develop what we now call Foot Reflexology. Her teachings still largely influence most of the Reflexology that is practiced in the world today.

Reflexology is based on the premise that there are specific Reflex points, located in the feet, hands and ears, which correspond to all the different parts of the body. By using the Reflexology techniques to stimulate these points, the body can regain a balanced energy flow and an increase in blood circulation. It can also enhance nerve function, lymphatic circulation and drainage, reduce toxin levels, and enliven vital organ function.

Reflexology is an excellent way to relieve stress and induce a deep state of relaxation, which in turn, also relieves muscular and alignment tension. It can balance organ function and help to relieve conditions such as poor digestion, and anxiety. Reflexology can restore mental clarity and create a sense of well being.

Reflexology is an excellent form of preventive medicine. It can be used in conjunction with medical, nutritional and/or any other form of therapeutic modalities to create a safe, dynamic and effective form of healing.

It is important to know that Reflexology is NOT a substitute for traditional western medical care. If you have a medical condition and/or are seriously ill you must see a medical doctor.