History

Conventional Foot Reflexology

Whilst the art of reflexology dates back to Ancient Egypt, India and China, this therapy was not introduced to the West until Dr William Fitzgerald developed 'Zone therapy' who was pioneering in translating the reflex areas on the feet and hands were linked to other areas and organs of the body within the same zone for modern Reflexology.  

 

In the 1930's, Eunice Ingham developed this zone theory, whereby suggested congestion or tension in any part of the foot is mirrored in the corresponding part of the body.

Vast anecdotal positive results Reflexology has exploded and further developed theoretically with some funded scientific methodology. There are inherent difficulties with scientifically controlling variables and Reflexology certainly needs more research, with it becoming even more accepted in medical Professions for it's positive effects. Furthermore most people who have tried it certainly enjoy it and most research studies do support the benefit of enhanced relaxation which we do know is a pre-requisite for healing. 

There has been a whole host of further work remaining mostly consistent with Ingham's theory, my treatments always including warming and waking all parts of the feet, (parts of leg depending on presenting condition) so the whole body is getting a pamper. However I also base my treatments largely from Moss Arnold's Chi medics work. He developed the 'anatomical reflection theory' that brings an even more accurate way of working, to access an imbalance very specifically and accurately with even more thorough understanding of the feet and how the feet work. 

Reflexology sections the feet into zones 1 - 5

and also systems such as digestive, respiratory. But the physical structures in our feet also mirror these corresponding areas. Imagine the arch and heel area making up the lower pelvis and the thigh (Femur) bone. These bones are reflected in the feet where the arch and heel area are. where we bend at the groin, (groin line). This calcaneous bone is a curved just as it is on the body, taking the reflexes of the lower abdomen.

Each food comprises 26 bones and 1/4 of the bones in the human body are in the feet; There are 33 joints; over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments .Tendons are fibrous tissues that connect muscles to bones and ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect bones to other bones. There is also a network of blood vessels, nerves, skin, and soft tissue.

mobility, support and balance.

Lynne Booth developed Vertical Reflexology using precise massage and stimulation of the reflexes in the feet can offer an athlete that possible extra 1% in performance which makes the difference between winning and losing.  Reflexology is a powerful and therapeutic complementary therapy that supports allopathic interventions.

 

Face Reflexology Theory and Techniques

Lymphatic drainage technique to encourage toxin removal by cleaning the face. Point work will then  

Skin has two layers top layer epidermis

Capillaries of lie in the surface level, lymph float between the dermis and epidermis. Light, gentle pressure helps this lymph to move. 

 

Then I use different face reflexology maps which reflect the varying systems, (skeletal, muscular, circulatory, nervous, lymphatic, urinary) depending on your condition or desire. These are made of access certain indirect, specialized points based on accupressure. The use of points in beneficial as it means that means that I can focus on a partial body system that needs extra attention, waking or sedating. 

TCM

6 Accupuncture points on face are based on the Eastern Theory 12 meridians and extra two being Ying and Yang. and 5 element system which is the starting point of the meridian system.  the other 12 travel to the extremities. 

6 Meridian = arms

6 Meridians = legs

There are estimated about 50 points on the face. Face Reflexology provides a valuable tool in helping calm the body especially if our stress is stemming from our emotions. Not only because 

If you can produce change physiologically the surface of the skin muscle level, you can assist change internally. 

 

 

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