states that there are reflex areas in the hands and feet that correspond to
every part of the body, including organs and glands and that these parts can be
affected by stimulating the appropriate reflex areas. Reflexology is used to
relieve stress and tension, stimulate deep relaxation, improve the blood
supply, and promote the unblocking of nerve impulses to normalize and balance
the entire body.
Reflexology evolved out of an earlier European system known as zone
therapy, and was introduced to America by William Fitzgerald's work as the
basis for what is know today as reflexology. Ingham mapped organ relaxes on the
feet and developed techniques for inducing a stimulating, healing effect in
Reflexologists apply precise pressure to release blockages that inhibit
energy flow and cause pain and disease. This pressure is believed to affect
internal organs and glands by stimulating reflex points of the body. Modern
reflexologists continue to witness startling effects from their treatments.