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Learning Reflexology

Postby palpable on Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:35 pm

Could anyone recommend a good (inexpensive) book or website for learning some basics of reflexology? I am in school for MT, but just had a session with a therapist who incorporated some foot and body reflexology into the massage, and I really got some nice release from the techniqes. <br>I would be especially interested in knowing not just things like point "x" corresponds to meridian "y", but what effects does working point "x" have either on muscles or organs, etc.<br>Thanks
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Re: Learning Reflexology

Postby Dragonflies on Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:16 am

There are a zillion websites out there on reflexology. I personally like the following:<br><br>http://www.reflexology-research.com/<br>http://www.reflexologyworld.com/<br>http://www.pacificreflexology.com/<br><br>Some good reflexology books include:<br>- Reflexology by Barbara and Kevin Kunz<br>- The Art of Reflexology by Inge Dougans & Suzanne Ellis<br>- The Joy of Reflexology by Anne Gillanders<br>- Helping Yourself with Foot Reflexology by Mildred Carter<br>- The Busy Persons Guide to Reflexology by Anne Gillanders<br>- The Reflexology Deck by Katy Dreyfuss<br>- The Everything Reflexology Book by Valerie Voner <br><br>These are just a few suggestions to start your quest in reflexology. There are dozens of styles and methods and techniques in the reflexology world, so keep exploring until you feel you've found a style or method that works for you and your clients. Just keep an open mind and see where your path takes you. If you can find any books by Chris Stormer and you're open to energy work you'd be real blessed to explore her outlook.  :)<br>
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Re: Learning Reflexology

Postby palpable on Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:25 am

Thanks Dragonflies. These look like some great resources!
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Re: Learning Reflexology

Postby Dragonflies on Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:29 am

Thanks Dragonflies. These look like some great resources!


Oh you're very welcome. If you find reflexology works for you (some people can't handle the thumb strain), I hope you will persue a certification course. That's where the cool stuff really happens, the hands-on stuff where you learn the right pressure for specific reflexes and how quickly or lengthy a reflex responds. It's an awesome modality and even if you work in a few things into your foot massage sessions you'll enjoy it.
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Re: Learning Reflexology

Postby jasond on Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:08 pm

Dragonflies wrote:
Thanks Dragonflies. These look like some great resources!


Oh you're very welcome. If you find reflexology works for you (some people can't handle the thumb strain),


quote fixed ~ Masthera

Why can't you use a tool instead of your thumbs? Say a massage stone from www.massagestones.com

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Re: Learning Reflexology

Postby Dragonflies on Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:50 pm

jasond wrote:Why can't you use a tool instead of your thumbs?

Jason

It's outside of the scope of practice of a reflexologist. Some associations support the occasional use of tools in the case of an injury or a specific reflexology modality with very limited tool use.
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Postby UCR on Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:32 pm

Another hot topic! It’s taught in history that Zone Therapy in America is the basis for modern Reflexology. I possess an original early 1900s Zone Therapy kit containing several tools for application to feet, hands and ears. These same tools are a required element to practicing Zone Therapy as outlined in Dr. Fitzgerald’s books, Dr. Joe Shelby Riley’s books and later in Mildred Carter’s Reflexology books.

Today many Reflexologists use tools and/or topical applications in practicing their trade. It’s not uncommon for schools to incorporate tool techniques and topical applications particularly in advanced Reflexology training.

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Re: Learning Reflexology

Postby pueppi on Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:54 pm

Adding this link here, as I just located it today:

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