Whilst the art of Reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, it wasn’t until 1913 that Dr William Fitzgerald introduced this therapy to the West as ‘Zone Therapy’, based on the principle that energy zones run throughout the body, linking other areas and organs within the same zone.
In the 1930’s Eunice Ingham further developed Zone Therapy into what is now known as Reflexology. She observed that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.
A Reflexology treatment can induce a deep state of relaxation. This gentle therapy encourages the body to work naturally to restore its own healthy balance. It is a non-invasive therapy and does not require the use of drugs or chemicals and has no side effects.
Considering the deep relaxation produced by Reflexology and that it has been estimated that 75% of disease is stress-related, this therapy can make a major contribution to enabling the return to health.
Reflexology does not claim to cure, diagnose or prescribe.
The pressures which exist in modern day business are leading to unprecedented levels of stress-related illness. So by making Reflexology treatments available to their staff, companies can reduce levels of sickness and absenteeism, increase productivity and promote staff enthusiasm. A number of companies are offering their employees the availability of treatment in the workplace.