How Long Has Reflexology Been Around?
Modern reflexology is based on an ancient form of therapy. There is evidence of some form of foot and hand therapy being practiced in China as long ago as 4,000 B.C. and also at the same time in Egypt, as depicted in the tomb of Ankmahor. The North American tribes of Indians are known to have practiced a form of foot therapy for hundreds of years.
The American president, James Abram Garfield was said to apply pressure to his feet to relieve pain. Eunice Ingham is still known as the pioneer of modern reflexology and she authored two well-known books “Stories the Feet Can Tell” and “Stories the Feet Have Told”.
Reflexology can benefit people of all ages and, depending on the length of time a condition has been present, can improve or eliminate many ailments.