Various forms of foot massage have been practiced for thousands of years to ease tired and aching feet and to promote relaxation. However, it was not until 1913 that ear, nose and throat specialist, Dr William Fitzgerald, discovered that applying pressure to certain areas of the body could create a response in other areas. During the 1930s, physiotherapist Eunice Ingham further advanced Dr Fitzgerald’s theory to develop Reflexology as it is practiced today.
Reflexology involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet, which correspond to different parts of the body. Reflexology improves circulation, releases tension and re-energises the body.
For further information about reflexology or to make an appointment, please contact John O’Sullivan at the Lismore Clinic, Lismore, Co. Waterford, on 086 261 2533.
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