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Reflexology is the practice of applying pressure to the feet and hands utilizing
specific thumb, finger and hand techniques without the use of oil, cream,
It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that reflect an image of
the body on the feet and hands.
Archaeological evidence for ancient reflexology medical practices has been
found in Egypt (2330 BC), China (2700 BC) and Japan (690 AD).
New reflexology began to emerge in the 19th century in Europe and Russia,
and in the 20th century in USA.
Eunice Ingham , a physical therapist working in the USA,
developed the modern theory and therapy techniques in the 1930s.
Benefits of reflexology generally relate to the reduction of stress.
Specific benefits are claimed for pain reduction, improved blood flow, improved post operative recovery, eased pregnancy, delivery and
post-partum effects, improved mental health.