Fascinating Facts about Reflexology

  • The foot has 26 bones! One quarter of your bones are in your feet. There are 20 muscles in each foot. The soles of our feet have more than 7000 nerve endings.
  • The Chinese form of therapy known as Zone Therapy is the basis of reflexology today.
  • Princess Diana was reputed to have had regular reflexology treatments.
  • A national survey in Denmark from 2005 showed that 21.4% of the Danish population had used reflexology at some point in their lives.
  • We put 900 pounds of pressure on our feet with each step!
  • One hieroglyph from an ancient Egyptian physician’s tomb depicts two reflexology treatments in session. One treatment is for the hands, one for the feet. The translated inscription reads, “Please don’t hurt me (said by the recipient)”, and the reply from the practitioner reads, “I will act so you praise me”.

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