Reflexology is a science. It deals with the principle that there are reflexes in our feet and hands relative to each and every organ and all parts of the body.
Our feet, with 26 bones in each, are an amazing piece of engineering. In modern times, we pay little regard to this area of the anatomy, but in ancient Egypt physicians respected the feet and regarded them as one of the key “windows of the body”. The tomb of Ankhmahor, head physician to the pharoah, which is located in Saqqara, contains wall carvings illustrating the seven healing arts of mankind. Among them is foot and hand reflexology (see copy of this above). This is evidence that reflexology dates back to the Egyptian culture, early 6th dynasty, about 2330 B.C.
Our feet are an indication of inner health. Any disease, injury, illness or tension in the body is reflected on the corresponding reflex area on the feet. It shows up as a tenderness, a sensitivity, or a pain at that reflex. As a reflexologist, I use thumbs and fingers to apply pressure to these reflexes. If the tenderness or pain is worked out with reflexology, the corresponding body part can heal.
"The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art" – Leonardo da Vinci