Reflexology is an ancient art depicted in Egyptian hieroglyphs, and is believed to have reached Europe via the Roman Empire. It did not appear in the Western world until the early twentieth century, when a technique known as Zone Therapy was introduced.
It can be carried out on the Hand, Ear or Foot but surprisingly the foot is much more sensitive. Each part of the foot refers to an organ or part of the body and imbalances can be detected as small deposits or tender areas. It also has connections with meridians affecting the flow of energy in the body.
Reflexology is not a diagnosis or a cure, but helps the body to maintain balance. A session can be purely for relaxation or part of a series of treatments to help with a particular condition.