Eunice Ingham, a physiotherapist, developed a system of reflex areas in the late 1930's. Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands, which correspond to all the glands, organs and other parts of the body. When these techniques are applied to a specific reflex area, it will prompt a change in the corresponding area of the body. The pressure at the reflex area generates a signal which travels through the nervous system before it is processed by the brain. Messages from the brain are then sent to the corresponding areas of the body. Many different conditions can be treated with reflexology, including, skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, fractures and sprains, high blood pressure, constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), food allergies, asthma, hat fever, cystitis to name but a few!