Reflexology Association of Canada
Therapeutic Foot Reflexology Session
What Happens in a Session?
With the client relaxing in a comfortable position, the reflexology therapist may work on the feet. Sessions usually last from 45 – 60 minutes. Beginning with the right side, all reflex points on both sides are stimulated as the body is considered to be a whole unit.
Reflexology is safe for everyone, although pressure and length of session may vary for babies, the aged or extremely ill.
Brief History of Reflexology
When mankind went barefoot, walking on sand or uneven ground this was a partial reflexology session. India, China and Egypt practiced reflexology thousands of years ago. When we put on shoes we lost direct contact with the earth and were no longer grounded to it. We lost the natural exchange between the body’s electrical current and those of the earth. In 1913, reflexology was brought to the Western world. Dr. Wm. Fitzgerald, an MD in Connecticut, was using “Zone Therapy” to deaden pain in some parts of the body. Edwin Bowers, MD, of New York, and George Starr White, MD, used reflexology but the medical world did not accept it then. The Reflexology Association was formed in 1976 to promote reflexology.