The late Eunice Ingham originated, researched and
developed reflexology as it is known today. Reflexology has grown to international proportions
under the able direction of her nephew Dwight Byers, today’s leading authority.
Although originally taught only to health professionals, the Institute now
welcomes anyone who wants to use and benefit from the Original Ingham Method® of
The Institute has over 25,000 active members found in all parts of the globe.
In 1961 Dwight Byers and his sister Eusebia Messenger, RN, joined their Aunt Eunice teaching at
workshops on a full time basis. Seven years later they became responsible for the continued
teaching of Reflexology under the banner of The National Institute of Reflexology. In
the mid 70's Eusebia retired and several years later Dwight Byers formed The
International Institute of Reflexology®, where the theories and techniques of Reflexology were
Eunice Ingham died in 1974 at the age of 85 still thoroughly convinced that Reflexology could
aid in easing the suffering of mankind. She was on the road with that message until the age of
Eunice Ingham’s undisputable contributions to the world of Reflexology are as
1. The discovery that the reflexes on the feet are a mirror image of all the organs, glands and
parts of the body – the charted map of the reflexes according to the anatomical model.
2. The alternating pressure has a stimulating effect on the body rather than a numbing effect
as demonstrated by Dr. Fitzgerald.
3. Bringing Reflexology to the public and the non-medical community, as well as Naturopaths,
Chiropodists, Osteopaths, Massage Therapist and Physiotherapists.
Dwight Byers and his wife Nancy have been responsible for formulating and consolidating the
teachings of Eunice Ingham through The International Institute of Reflexology®. Dwight authored
the book, “Better Health with Foot Reflexology The Original Ingham Method®”, in 1983, which was
further revised in 2001.
Dwight Byers and his Certified Instructors have shown the same dedication as his Aunt
Eunice Ingham by promoting Reflexology and a healthier way of life in all states in the USA and
many countries as far abroad as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Europe, Israel, South Africa
and South America.