History of Reflexology:

 



Evidence of the practice of Reflexology was discovered in Egypt approximately 2300 BC. Hieroglyphics in the Physicians tombs depicted the treatment of their patients with this ancient modality. As reflexology moved into Europe it was referred to as Zone therapy and several different techniques of delivering this therapy were developed and used. Dr. William Fitzgerald brought Reflexology into North America, while writing about and using the “zone theory” in his practice as an Ear, nose and Throat specialist. Dr. Shelby Riley further developed this Zone therapy while studying chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy, naturopathy and more during his years as an MD. Since then there have been many more pioneers of this effective therapy in many countries across the world, and the use of Reflexology continues to increase as people re-discover the benefits of this non-invasive, health supporting modality in their lives.

Historic picture of Reflexology being practiced in Ancient Egypt, healing, energy healing, reiki
Historic picture of Reflexology being practiced in Ancient Egypt, healing, energy healing, reiki