For millennium, man recognized healing reactions that would occur when certain points on the feet were triggered. This is evident by historical documentation, both written and oral, found all around the world. One of the most impressive images of Ancient Foot Zoning can be found on the walls of a tomb in Egypt dating back to 2500 B.C. showing the physician using healing techniques through the hands and feet.
In modern times, Foot Zone Technique has its roots in reflexology. A young man, named Dr. Charles Ersdal from Norway, suffered paralysis of the left side. After undergoing modern medical treatments with no results, he turned to Einiar Svendsen, a chiropractor and reflexologist for help. Svendsen worked with Ersdal using reflexology for two years, and he was finally brought back to good health.