Reflexology is a system of massage that has been practiced and developed since ancient times in China, India and Egypt. It was first pursued in Western medicine by the American surgeon William Fitzgerald in 1913 and has subsequently gained popular support and credibility, evidenced by the many schools and organizations that teach reflexology today.
Reflexology basically works by stimulating various pressure points in the feet and hands through massage. This corresponds to the large number of nerve endings to be found in the hands and feet, which are two main body parts that are under constant heavy use and pressure.
Massaging the various pressure points in the foot or hand not only relaxes the immediate area of the massage but also stimulates the corresponding parts of the body through the pressure points, thereby relaxing and strengthening the whole body.
The reflexology maps that SilverMink is based upon, reflect a long history of research and refinement through many many years of real practice.
For people today, reflexology is quickly gaining relevance and value as it offers an understanding of the body as a whole and works gradually with the body’s own systems to improve overall health and wellbeing.