There is enough evidence to suggest that Reflexology was an ancient therapy used by most of the ancient cultures, including Egypt, China, India, the Americas, and aboriginal society. However, little survives of the original, and Reflexology, as we have it today, was rediscovered about 100 years ago by American medical practitioners. It is a unique science and art for promoting balance and well-being. The basic techniques of Reflexology are simple, yet once mastered, profound. The basic technique is the use of the thumb and fingers on areas of the feet that correspond to all aspects of the human being; and the procedures used are relatively easy to learn.
The applications of Reflexology range from relaxation and stress reduction, through improved circulation and nerve supply, to the Clinical treating of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. Once correctly mastered, Reflexology becomes a powerful form of therapy that readily and easily combines with other natural therapies, either as an adjunct or as the primary modality. Its scope and range of uses are limitless, bound only by our current understanding and interpretations.
Reflexology, although a relatively new therapy, is currently medically recognised in Denmark, South Africa and China, and is increasing being accepted in United Kingdom and most parts of Europe, where Universities, such as Napier and Manchester University, are teaching Reflexology.
Reflexology, as a medical science, and as an art form, is expanding both in its theoretical and practical applications to natural therapies, and in the interest of the general public.
Now is the time to explore this multi-faceted discipline.
Moss M Arnold, Principal