Dwight “The Footman” Byers (February 11, 1929 - August 29, 2020) Past President of the International Institute of Reflexology, Inc. Dwight was the nephew of the late Eunice Ingham, who was the original pioneer and developer of Reflexology as it is known today. His life-long teaching has taken him to all 50 states in the U.S.A., 7 provinces in Canada, and 32 foreign countries. Additionally, he had appeared on radio and television, in newspapers and various other media print as well. There is no one with more practical and teaching experience in the world than Dwight.
Dwight is the author of the book BETTER HEALTH WITH FOOT REFLEXOLOGY, which has now been translated into 9 foreign languages, and the author of Reflexology Charts and other media.
Dwight was an avid hardcore Tennis Player. He loved the great outdoors, he hiked the Matterhorn, Mt Kilimanjaro/Tanzania, Nepal and Inca Trail including Mt Machu Picchu. He enjoyed doing many of the Nascar (the fast.. the furious, the adrenaline rush) Experiences throughout the U.S.A.
Family was very important to Dwight. He was an amazing husband to Nancy Byers for almost 66 years (September 17, 1954). Father to Linda (Brian) Rolston and Gail Byers. Wonderful Grandfather to James (Alicia), Melissa (Peter), Christopher and Zachary. He cherished his Great Grandbabies Audrey, James Jr, Benjamin and Emily. Dwight loved his family (In-laws, Nephews, Nieces, Cousins and his Close Friends were all family to him). His wife, Nancy, joined him 5 months later – January 27, 2021.
The world lost an amazing man! We love you and will miss you. Fly high until we meet again! Keep guiding us along in life. (Official post by the Int'l. Institute of Reflexology)
With a sad heart, I need to share that Dwight passed away peacefully, Saturday, August 28, 2020 at home in St Petersburg, FL. He was 91 1/2 Dwight had an amazing life, he traveled the world, not only sharing his aunt's legacy but experiencing adventures most of us would have been hard-pressed to even think of let alone do; from climbing Mount Everest to driving race cars in Las Vegas. He and his wife Nancy raised two daughters and ran a worldwide reflexology training company, The International Institute of Reflexology. I will always be grateful that I was blessed to have been trained by and worked for him since 1979. To have been given the honor to teach the Ingham method that has impacted so many lives still amazes me to this day. I will miss his boundless energy. He must have given thousands of workshops but he never lost his passion for the work. It's the passing of an era and I will continue to 'Do' reflexology and teach classes as long as I possibly can. I have two incredibly dedicated mentors to follow, my mom and Dwight C. Byers. (By Bobbi Warren)
Dwight was such a dedicated pioneer and carried Eunice's work forward for so many years, to so many people. He shared his wisdom and experience lightly, through stories, humor and passion. A huge thanks. Reflexology owes you. (Angela S. Drake)