REFLEXOLOGY - OF THE FEET
Reflexology of the Feet - The concept that the total body is reflected in the bottom of the feet is founded in Chinese medicine, and also approximately 2000BC in Egypt. William Fitzgerald brought attention to Chinese foot massage in the USA in 1913 and called it ”Zone therapy”.
The technique uses variations of compression and some effleurage strokes using the fingers and thumbs, in order to identify and treat signs associated with the body part reflected on the feet.
Manipulating reflex points on the feet may help improve circulation, ease pain and increase relaxation, stimulate or sedate organs/systems.
Reflexology can also be used to show indications of health aspects in the body which can be treated in body work, herbally, nutritionally and so on.
I have studied reflexology with Chris Stormer-Fryer of South Africa -
"The Soul is in the Sole", and a module of contemporary Reflexology in my Diploma of Therapeutic Massage.
Reflexology is used in my treatments as an assessment tool rather than a stand alone therapy.
"The Soul is in the Sole"