About Reflexology

“Your feet walk upon the earth and through this your spirit is connected to the universe. Our feet are our contact with the earth and the energies that
flow through it”. Jenny Wallace

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is an art and science based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands, ears and face that correspond to all physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the human being.

Reflexology is a unique method using finger, thumb and hand techniques, on these reflex points which actively engage with the whole being, bringing about a profound sense of balance and relaxation.

It is in this state of relaxation that healing occurs. As the parasympathetic nervous system is engaged, digestion, sleep, elimination, immune activity, oxygenation, and nutrition of cells is activated.

History of Reflexology

The principle of reflexology dates back to ancient times.

It is known that Chinese, Indians, Egyptians and American Indians used pressure therapy on the feet to maintain or restore good health. Evidence has been found on a wall painting found in an Egyptian physician’s tomb (originating from 2330 B.C.), which depicted a session of foot reflexology being administered as a treatment.

Doctor Fitzgerald developed Modern zone therapy at the turn of the last century in the United States. His theory proposed that the body was divided into ten zones. By applying pressure on certain points, an analgesic effect could be achieved in other areas of the related zone.

In 1930, Eunice Ingham, a hospital physiotherapist further developed Dr. Fitzgerald’s work and discovered the feet were particularly responsive to zone therapy. Eunice introduced a specific pressure technique and began to refine reflexology into the specialised field that exists and continues to develop today.

How does Reflexology work?
Reflexology works on many levels. We are gaining greater understanding thru Quantitive & Qualitive
research, as well as becoming more aware of universal laws.

Anatomical Reflection or mirror image

Microsystems of the whole body can be reflected on the feet hands and ears. Applying pressure on the reflected areas on the feet directly influences the related body parts. The reflective areas are shown on the many refleoxlogy maps available today.

Nerve Pathways

When there is an area of congestion in the body, it shows up as a reactive point in the related reflex in the Feet, Hands, ears and face. Research show that there is a change in tissue constitution in these micro systems when there is dis ease in the related body part.

Zones Theory

Zones are a system for formulating relationships between various parts of the body. Zones are guidelines or markers linking one part of the body to another. There are ten equal longitudinal (vertical) zones running throughout the length of our body from the top to toe of our body.

Holographic Concept

This concept recognizes that the energy, information, knowledge and wisdom of ALL, is contained in every cell and particle. All things are inter-related and interweaving.

Meridian Pathways

The Meridian Path ways, as determined by Chinese Medicine, finish and start on the hands and feet. Reflexology can access acu points and the distal aspects of the meridian to promote energy flow, called Chi, throughout the body. These points are often the most influential for treating imbalance in the meridians.

Circulation and Lymphatic System

As tension is released, circulation to organs glands and body parts is increased, improving nourishment to cells and elimination of wastes.

Therapeutic Relationship

Establishment of a therapeutic relationship based on the recognition of the uniqueness of each individual, being listened to, feeling a connection and continuity of care with a holistic approach.

The Key Benefit of Reflexology


Deeply relaxing, reflexology relieves stress and tension, thereby assisting our para sympathetic nervous system. As the majority of disease today is a result of stress and tension, reflexology supports wellbeing from a root level.

Connecting Mind Body Soul

Reflexology can bring instant relief to minor ailments, calm deeply embedded emotions and bring about peace of mind. All of which are essential to a balanced and wholistic approach to life.

Improve nerve function

The human foot has over 7.200 nerve endings. Reflexology assists opening up and cleaning out neural pathways to help improve functionality of nerves and cells in various organs in the body.

Improving circulation

If simply walking improves circulation, imagine what a systematic approach to accessing all of the reflexes associates with cardiovascular and lymphatic systems.


Improving blood flow and improved nerve function supports functioning of organs and glands. This enhances the body’s ability to eliminate harmful toxins

Caring touch

Reflexology provides opportunity for human connection. Nonprocedural touch. The reflective aspects of the feet also provide validation of your physical and emotional state… and a helping hand to heal from a soul level.


Like any well-oiled machine, our bodies need maintenance to ensure all systems are working well. Reflexology provides the perfect tune up supporting vitality and rejuvenation.


Reflexology may be used in conjunction with medical treatment .It works beautifully in a functional health care team ,supporting a wholistic approach to wellness and healing.