The first recorded example of Reflexology dates back to 2,330 BC, in an Egyptian tomb drawing. Examples have also been uncovered in Africa and amongst some Native american tribes, as well as in China. The practice of treating the whole body through the feet is, therefore, well established.
From these beginnings, Reflexology has developed into the theoretical division of the body into 10 longitudinal and three transverse zones as it is practised today. This is in great part thanks to the work of the late Eunice Ingham, an American who based her method on the earlier work of Dr William Fitzgerald, in the 1920s.
Doreen Bayly introduced modern Reflexology to the UK in the early 1960s and, when she died, handed the torch to Nicola Hall, Director of the Bayly School of Reflexology.