History of Reflexology
Ancient Healing Art of Reflexology Continues for 2000 Years
Reflexology is an ancient technique of applying pressure to reflex points of the feet and hands. This ancient healing art has been traced back to ancient China. Archeologists have found stone-carved reflexology charts of Buddha’s feet dating to around 40 B.C.
Foot reflexology later traveled to Japan during the Tang dynasty and spread in other parts of Asia such as present day Korea and Thailand. Egyptian hieroglyphics discovered in the tomb of Ankhmahor, a ka-priest from 2400 BC, depict a foot and hand reflexology treatment in progress.
Foot Reflexology became part of mainstream medical therapy in India, and flourished in European countries such as Germany where the course of study is comparable to that of a medical physician. Reflexology eventually found its way to America and was popularized when Eunice Ingham published her best-selling book, Stories The Feet Can Tell.
The reflexology pressure points found on the hands and feet act as a map for healing the anatomy. Knowledge of these maps has been preserved by many cultures throughout history.
The systematic application of pressure to the reflexology points stimulates the body’s ability to rejuvenate and heal itself. Foot Reflexology treatments open the subtle electrical channels that become blocked due to emotional and physical imbalances. Reflexology safely benefits people of all ages, especially the elderly.