Reflexology is a very ancient art. Some of the earliest recorded symbols that reflexology was practiced on the feet are from the tomb of Ankhm” ahor which dates back to 2423 – 2263 B.C. There is some evidence that Buddhist monks took this healing art from India to China and Japan. Our First Nations People in North America have practiced some form of healing foot work. The Caucasian population began to take interest in the early 1900’s when Dr. Joseph Shelby Riley began writing books on reflexology and zone therapy. Eunice Ingham (1889 – 1974) investigated the theory further and began writing books and teaching in the late 1930’s. One of her students Doreen Bayly (1900 – 1979) developed the program in the U.K.

The practice of Reflexology working through the reflexes, which correspond to all parts of the body are found on the ear, hands and feet

The reflexes:

  • Effect the autonomic nervous system by putting the human body into the parasympathetic state of Relax, Repair, & Rest mode.
  •  Improve circulation
  •  Create homeostasis or a balancing within the body to improve the cellular functioning of the body.

The First International Symposium on Reflexology and Cancer held in Israel in 2008, through research showed that Reflexology:

  • Reduces stress
  • Promotes relaxation and sleep
  • Improves circulation
  • Decreases: pain, anxiety, nausea, & peripheral neuropathy
  • Overall it creates a sense of well being.

What it helps:

  •  Stress
  •  Use prior to chiropractic treatments for easy adjustments
  •  Hormonal imbalances
  •  Issues related to the Musculoskeletal and nervous systems
  •  Pain
  •  Problems with the digestive system
  •  Issues with respiratory and circulatory systems
  •  Decreased immune system
  •  Prior to surgery

Benefits:

  • Relaxation & release of tension
  • Improves circulation
  • Hormonal balance
  • Helps the body to normalize itself naturally
  • Preventative health care