Sue Watts Reflexology MFHT AoR
Complementary Healthcare Therapist
History of Reflexology
Reflexology was discovered in 1902 by a man called Dr William H Fitzgerald who was head of an Ear, Nose & Throat dept. He discovered that by applying pressure to various parts of the hands and fingers, it relieved pain. A physiotherapist called Eunice Ingham worked in Dr Fitzgerald’s office and she became very interested in this and wanted to work on the feet as this is a more sensitive area. She began probing feet, finding tender spots and equating it with the anatomy of the body mapping ever so carefully the zones of the feet in relation to the organs of the body.