But in order to reap the most benefits from these relaxing methods, you need a guide that not only teaches you what to do but also how to do things more efficiently. This technique ensures less stress on your fingers, thereby preventing strain injuries. This means the reflex points on the left hand correspond to the body parts on the right side, and the right reflex points correspond to the body parts on the left. Her first book on the subject was published in 1938. Reflexology divides the body into several different zones, which start from the top of your head and run all the way to the bottom of your feet. The body responds with an increase in circulation of oxygen and nutrients to the cells, a reduction of stress, and a movement towards balance and normalized function. Principal Instructor for the Reflexology Certification Program at Bellevue Massage School.
It is very detailed and helped me write the program for reflexology for my school. This leads to less pain, which can be especially beneficial for those suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and frozen shoulder, among others. It is a safe effective way to Better Health. For many of us, sleeping soundly at night takes a lot of effort. Her latest book, Reflexology for Pregnancy and Childbirth, was published in January 2010. Every person will feel the effects of the session differently. Facts About Reflexology What is Reflexology? Reflex points found on your feet represent all of the reflex zones.
Better Health With Foot Reflexology is a best-seller in the alternative health care industry today. This book is an amazing source for one to learn about the body's functions and how all of the organs and glands can be manipulated through reflexology on the feet. That's the same category as acupuncture, therapeutic massage, naturopathy and chiropractic. The healing art of reflexology uses specific thumb and finger techniques to teach the body to redirect and release the blocked energy that causes pain and illness. Press this reflex point using the thumb, nail or finger knuckle of the other hand.
The book is divided into two sections. Excellent training guide to conduct the Ingham Method of Foot Reflexology on yourself and others. If you have a specific problem you want to address through hand reflexology, the next section i. It gives hope for the sick and provides comfort for the grieving. What is foot reflexology, what was it based upon, and what good can it do to you? The Ingham Method® of Reflexology is used primarily for relaxing tension. This is true for those with recent foot fractures, thrombosis or embolism, osteoarthritis of the feet or ankles, vascular disease of the feet and legs, active gout and open wounds on the feet.
Hand Reflexology For Back Pain. William Fitzgerald, an American ear, nose and throat specialist. Therein lies the helping effects of reflexology. This is the equivalent of a sugar pill in drug trials. Only the hands are used, making it a safe, simple, yet effective method without the use of gadgets. Its practice should not be compared to massage or any other kind of manipulative procedure.
Repeat on the other hand. And since 1942, Reflexology workshops have been conducted year round. While there is little scientific data to prove the effectiveness of hand reflexology, its proponents remain firm about its far-reaching impact on our health. The following is a list of contraindications to hand reflexology or cases which may require immediate medical attention: Liver disorder Recent surgery Unstable blood pressure Diabetes Epilepsy Infections Skin allergy Fractures or sprains Under the influence of drugs or alcohol Heart problems First trimester of pregnancy. Some people prefer deeper pressure while others want the exact opposite. Ingham traveled abroad for many of years lecturing on reflexology and showing others her methods.
When and how did it start? About the Author: Dwight Byers is the nephew of the late Eunice Ingham, who was the developer and mother of Reflexology as it is known today. Try to work as deeply as you can and keep the pressure on for 3 to 5 seconds. We usually experience back aches either after a strenuous exercise or sitting on our chair for a very long time. Author by : Dwight C. If you have cold hands, immerse them in warm water to avoid causing discomfort to the receiver.
After one session, you will feel the benefits for up to five days. An author and renowned speaker, Peter has held academic post in number of universities, most recently as Reader in Integrative Health at the University of Derby. This book allows both groups to facilitate the greater integration of clinical reflexology in clinical practice. By easing stress and promoting relaxation, the body engages its natural healing process. But just like the way they work to heal those around us, our hands can also heal us from within. The contributors are committed pioneers in their field with a track record of integrating reflexology within clinical settings.
Clinical Reflexology does this, expanding and exploring concepts introduced in the first edition. As a result, toxic wastes are eliminated efficiently from the body through urine, sweat, stool and respiration. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the. The Calm Panda fulfills our innate need to relax through any means possible. This is a newly revised and expanded edition with large color photos, much more educational material and there have been more foot reflexology techniques added. This book is an amazing source for one to learn about the body's functions and how all of the organs and glands can be manipulated through reflexology on the feet.
Furthermore, at the same time it can help in relieving the symptoms of headaches. Hand Reflexology for Practitioners: Reflex Areas, Conditions and Treatments 1st ed. The same natural painkiller is released when pressure is applied to the reflex points of the hands. By applying pressure to a specific zone, one can restore the energy flow and therefore provide healing to any body part situated within the same zone. William Fitzgerald was the one who introduced zone theory to the world, during the early 20th century.