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Category: Reflexology

November 15, 2016

Findings show that reflexology was practiced as early as 2330 BC by the ancient Egyptian culture. It is here that the origins of reflexology were developed. This is evidenced by the famous pictograph found on a physician’s tomb in Sarrara, Egypt. Physiotherapy blog4.1 LEAPFrom Egypt it is believe that reflexology spread into India and from there in 100 AD, reflexology had spread to China via Buddhist monks. China developed its own techniques in reflexology and out of this comes the modern day acupuncture. As trade between regions and continents grew, reflexology spread. It finally made its way to Europe and in 1582 the first book of reflexology was produced by two doctors. It was believed at this time many middle Europeans were using some form of reflexology. The actual word “Reflexology” comes from a Russian psychiatrist. He discovered in the 1800s that reflexology had psychological benefits. In the early 1900s reflexology came to the USA from Vienna, Austria. Dr. William Fitzgerald is acknowledged for his contributions to the zone therapy. He discovered that the application of pressure on “zones” not only relieved pain but in the majority of cases relieved the underlying cause. A pioneering

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