The Maine Council of Reflexologists
A BRIEF HISTORY OF REFLEXOLOGY
Zone therapy, the underlining basis of Reflexology, was developed by William FitzGerald (considered the “father” of reflexology) in the 1900s, who taught Dr. Joe Shelby Riley, D.C.
He in turn taught Eunice Ingham (now known as the “mother” of modern reflexology), his Massage Therapist-Physical Therapist in the late 1930s.
Ingham’s profound contribution to the field of reflexology separated work on the reflexes of the feet from Zone Therapy in general, first calling it Zone Therapy, then Compression Massage and finally Reflexology.
She developed alternative pressure which she found stimulated healing. Ingham published 4 books.
Her nephew Dwight Byers, continues her work through the International Institute of Reflexology.
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“ I received my 1/2 hour session...as a gift at my workplace. As a nurse for the past 38 years, I have spent a lot of time on my feet...I actually felt as if I had new feet and continued to feel
that way for several days along with feeling very relaxed and sleeping very well.” E. D., Registered Nurse
We're all searching for ways of staying well, not just getting better. We believe holistic health care can improve many modalities such as good nutrition, exercise, spinal alignments, massage and reflexology.
Reflexology is not a 'cure", but many of our clients experience relief from their health conditions.