Reflexology is an ancient practice. Its origin and history possibly were first recorded as a pictograph on the Egyptian tomb of Ankhamor in 2330 BC, along with other medical procedures. Reflexology symbols are also thought to be recorded on the feet of statues of Buddha in India and later China. The Chinese classic, the Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, which was written around 1,000 BC, has a chapter on "Examining Foot Method" and is the beginning of discussions in print about the connection of life force and points and areas on the feet.
Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific reflex points and areas on the feet, hands or ears corresponding to specific organs, bones and different body systems with a beneficial effect on the organs and a person's general health. Reflexology is used worldwide to complement other treatments and as a preventive measure when addressing conditions like stress, pain, headaches, muscle spasm, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, liver and kidney function, sinusitis, PMS and any other body disorders.
Reflexology focuses on reflex maps of points and areas of the body in the feet, hands and ears using unique micro-movement techniques such as thumb or finger walking and hook and backup to create a response throughout the body working "from the inside out," stimulating the nervous system to release tension, congestion and balance the body’s energy.
Each foot, hand or ear represents a vertical half of the body with all its systems and organs.