More than 90% of all illnesses and disease is believed to be stress-related, and because reflexology encourages the body to relax, many functions benefit.
Tension tightens spinal muscles, resulting in pain and restriction of energy flow in the whole body. Reflexology works on this nervous system tension to increase energy flow.
HISTORY OF REFLEXOLOGY
Modern refloxology was developed by Dr. William Fitzgerald in 1917.
In 1917, Dr. William Fitzgerald, an ear, nose and throat specialist and author of Zone Therapy, divided the body into 10 equal longitudinal zones, with five zones on each side of the body. The head has ten zones and they run down to each finger and toe. Dr. Fitzgerald discovered that if he put pressure on the tips of each finger with clamps or elastic bands around the top of each finger, this pressure would have an anesthetic affect on the nerves of the corresponding body part. An organ or gland found in a specific zone mapped to its reflex in the corresponding zone of the foot. Take a look at the foot map to the left for more information.
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