1982 Bill Flocco, Los Angeles, California, USA, began exploring working with all three reflexology maps – those on the feet, hands and outer ears. During the next several years, he discovered specific advantages to helping people feel better
Priority Reflexing. Some health challenges are best addressed by Foot Reflexology, others by Hand Reflexology, and yet others respond far better to Ear Reflexology. This is called Priority Reflexing, which is best for specific conditions or parts of the body, Foot Reflexology, Hand Reflexology, or Ear Reflexology. In other words, when there is pain or discomfort in each specific part of the body, where to go first – which is the top priority – feet, or hands, or outer ears.
Progression Reflexing was also discovered. Progression Reflexing is based on the principle of knowing where and how to progress from 1st priority to 2nd, to 3rd; which of the three – feet, hands, or ears – to reflex 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, for alleviating pain in specific parts of the body, most consistently and more dependably in helping the body address that pain.
Further, it was discovered that working all three reflexology maps – those on the feet, hands and outer ears – during the same reflexology session, helps deliver more effective results for relief of a wide range of health challenges, than working just feet, or just hands, or just ears.
1983 Bill Flocco taught the first Professional Certification Length Course in the Integration of Foot Hand Ear Reflexology to be offered anywhere in the world.
1991 Bill Flocco began to travel extensively introducing Hand Reflexology, Ear Reflexology, and the Integration of Foot Hand Ear Reflexology to Foot Reflexologists by lecturing and teaching on four continents, in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, Switzerland, and in numerous states across the USA.
1993 The American Academy of Reflexology, under the guidance of Bill Flocco andTerry Oleson, Ph.D., conducted and published the first Reflexology Research Study to be published in scientific medical literature, Randomized Controlled Study of Premenstrual Symptoms Treated With Ear, Hand, Foot Reflexology, December issue of the Journal Obstetrics & Gynecology.
1994, 1996, 1999 Bill Flocco spread the Integration of Foot Hand Ear Reflexology to China where he taught over 1800 Foot Reflexologists, hundreds of whom were also Medical Doctors, Hands-on classes in the Integration of Foot Hand Ear Reflexology.