What is Reflexology?

The art of reflexology can be dated back to Ancient Egypt, China and India. Reflexology as we know it today was developed in the 1930’s by Eunice Ingham, following on from earlier 'zone therapy’ introduced by Dr William Fitzgerald in 1913. It works on the principle that every system and organ in the body has a corresponding point or zone in the feet or hands, which can be accessed through touch.

Reflexology is a gentle hands-on therapy working on the client’s feet or hands. (Hands can be used if their is a problem accessing the clients feet or indeed if they don’t like their feet being touched.) Using the thumbs, the practitioner applies a varying degree of pressure to different parts of the foot which may help to relieve tension, allowing the body to relax which in turn allows the body‘s own healing response to be activated.

Reflexology may be beneficial in sickness and in health.

In health - as a relaxing treatment. It gives quality time out for the client away from the hustle and bustle of the busy world around us.

In sickness – To help support the client on any difficult journey they may be undertaking.

Reflexology treats the the whole person not the prevailing symptoms.


Reflexology does not claim to diagnose, cure or prescribe.