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 Reflexology.
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 further refined.
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 80.
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
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.