Modern reflexology is based on an ancient form of therapy. There is evidence of some form of foot and hand therapy being practised in China as long ago as 2330 B.C. and also at the same time in Egypt, as depicted in the tomb of Ankmahor. The North American tribes of Indians are known to have practised a form of foot therapy for hundreds of years.
There is some confusion about the true origin of this powerful therapy, sufficient to say that it has stood the test of time and has helped thousands of people to better health. The dictionary definition of a 'Reflex' is 'an involuntary or instinctive movement in response to a stimulus' or in the sense of reflection or mirror image.
The reflexes on our feet and hands act as mirror images of the body.