History of Reflexology
Reflexology has been known to man since
the Egyptians. It is recorded in 2,500 BC a hieroglyph
of a foot treatment being given.
Dr. William Fitzgerald is known as
the "Father" of Reflexology. He was a nose
and throat expert working at St. Francis Hospital, USA.
When working with his clients he discovered that by
applying pressure to certain bony prominence's he could
produce numbness in another part of the body. We call
this the "Zone Theory". He found that many
points in the nose when pressure was applied could numb
areas of the body. Making this a reflex response.
He went on to discover that the parts
of the body, which had a similar reflex relationship
lay along certain longitudinal zones and that these
were reflected in the body. By applying pressure to
the points on these zones he could dull pain in other
areas in the same zone.