Based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet that correspond to every part, gland, and organ of one’s body, reflexology can result in a positive physiological change in any individual; young or old.
Imaginary vertical lines are used to divide the body from head to toe into ten zones. All organs in a specific zone are affected as reflex points are worked upon.
The modern practice of reflexology, known as the “zone theory” was brought to the United States in the early 1900’s by Dr. William Fitzgerald. Fizgerald drew the attention of the medical world with his articles and publications that detailed cures of pain and disease through the art of his zone therapy.
In the 1930’s, a physiotherapist by the name of Eunice Ingham, refined various techniques in order to work on the specific reflex points. Refining a map of the entire body onto the feet, Ingham created a reflexology chart to mirror the body on the feet – the left foot representing the body’s left half and right foot it’s right half.
Through the years reflexology has grown internationally under the direction of Ingham’s nephew, Dwight Byers who carries on her work through the International Institute of Reflexology. Like his aunt, Byers is considered one of today’s top leading authorities on reflexology.
The physical act of applying specific pressures using thumb, finger, and hand techniques result in stress reduction which causes a physiologic change in the body. The client is on a heated massage table with soft music playing while Lindy works on your feet for the hour. You will walk away feeling stress free. Reflexology offers an ultimate experience in relaxation while encouraging all the systems in your body toward increased balance and wellness.