Relexologists believe the feet and hands are a mirror of the body. Reflexologists believe that by placing pressure on specific reflex points of the feet it will affect the corresponding points of the body.
Allparts of the foot are massaged so that the whole body may benefit. Foot massage is believed to have originated in China over 5,000 years ago.
It was also practiced in ancient Egypt. In 1915 Dr W H Fitzgerald produced the concept of zone therapy.
The therapy claimed to alleviate certain symptoms by applying pressure to certain parts of the body. Physiotherapist E Ingham took this treatment one step further and developed the reflex method of compression massage.
Later, one of her students developed what is now known as reflexology. It was introduced into the U.K. in the 1960s.
The theory is that reflex points on the left foot correspond to zones on the left side of the body. The same applies to the right side.
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