Foot massages were practiced in ancient Egypt and Greece and among many different cultures but evolved into its own form of preventative therapy in the late 1900’s, with the work of two medical doctors: William Fitzgerald and Edwin Bowers who found that each nerve ending or ‘reflex zone’ link to an organ and therefore can be stimulated by massaging and pressing the contracted zones.

Physiotherapist, Eunice Inghal elaborated on their work and created a map of the body as represented on the soles of the feet and hands, calling it Reflexology. This method can be used as a preventative therapy and to treat a wide variety of existing conditions. It is most effective in the treatment of digestive disorders, fatigue, aches and pains, inflammatory skin conditions, stress, and menstrual irregularities among numerous other conditions associated with the whole body mechanism.