Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, this therapy was not introduced to the West until Dr William Fitzgerald developed 'Zone therapy'. He believed that reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone.
In the 1930's, Eunice Ingham further developed this zone theory into what is known as reflexology. Her opinion was that congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.
- MAR/FMAR/HMAR [formerly MAR/FAoR/AoR Hons]
Members of the Association of Reflexologists (MAR) are highly qualified reflexologists who have satisfied the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) full entry criteria and on-going professional training requirements, together with agreeing to abide by the AoR code of Practice and Ethics.
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