Historical evidence has revealed that reflexology was originated in the very ancient time. Many Egyptian paintings tell us that this knowledge of foot massage was applied 5,000 years BC. It is believed that the cause of organic malfunction has links to the foots nervous system. Chinese gained expertise in physical pain diagnoses and treatment through foot massage.
The theory is that the sensory nerves of the body's inner organs are spread throughout the body and are connected to the most superficial layer of the body, such as the skin. All sensory nerves are rooted primarily at the bottom of the foot. Massaging and pressing specific points on the soles of the feet associated with particular organs produces a therapeutic effect in corresponding parts of the body, helps stimulate activities of the inner organs and improves blood and lymph circulation.