Reflexology is an extremely effective form of massage, relating to the ‘reflex points’ on the sole of the foot. These points correspond to the organs and systems in the body, and are linked to those organs through ‘energy channels’, ‘zones’ or ‘meridians’. When illness or imbalance occurs, the corresponding ‘energy channels’ become blocked. Reflexology Massage aims to remove these blocks, thus allowing the energy to flow freely again.
Reflexology will reduce stress and tension in the individual, improve circulation and cleanse the body of toxins and impurities. It is also renowned for revitalizing the energy, and is often used as preventative healthcare. In other words, this enjoyable therapy will help to balance the whole system.
When the Physiotherapist, Eunice Ingham first began mapping the entire bodily organs onto the feet, in the 1930’s, little did she realise that it would be the beginning of such a revolution in healing therapy. From that time on, it has been confirmed that by using pressure on the various points on the feet, along with massage, an improvement in both illness and ailment could be witnessed.
Modern Reflexology is both a science and an art. As a science, it requires careful study, faithful practice and a sound knowledge of the techniques that are used. As one of the ‘healing arts’, Reflexology yields the best results when the Practitioner works with self belief and dedication.
Subjects included in the Course
• Origins and History of Reflexology
• Reflexology benefits
• Reduces stress, improves circulation, balances the systems of the body, preventative health care
• Human Anatomy and Physiology (systems of the body)
• The Nervous system – cranial and spinal
• Meridian Points – Energy Channels
• Yin and Yang
• Mapping and reading the reflex points on the Feet
• Foot Ailments
• Techniques – Hooking, holding, thumb, index finger and reflex rotation
• Relaxation techniques
• Achilles tendon stretch, ankle rotation, foot wringing, big toe rotation, solar plexus flexing, pivoting.
• Reflexology ´step by step´ treatment procedures
• First Aid
• Starting your Practice