DAY 7 of WORLD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK 2020

During this week in the calendar, that is dedicated to Reflexology, my posts have been focused on the receiving of reflexology. Providing you with information about reflexology ... it’s history and benefits, and an overview of the foot, hand, face and ear work. Today as our special week draws to a close I turn to the giving of Reflexology ... being a Reflexologist. I am fairly certain that I speak for all practitioners here in New Zealand and the world over, when I say thank you. We all feel we have the best job in the world. We love what we do and feel truly blessed to be able to do it. To be able to love our job, and to be able make a living doing what we love to do is absolutely brilliant

DAY 6 of WORLD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK 2020

Ear and Facial Reflexology are forms of reflexology that many practitioners add into their practice. Ear Reflexology (Auricular Therapy) and Facial Reflexology are both based on the idea that the body is mapped on each of these platforms as a micro system, just like on the hands and feet. With ear reflexology there is also the addition of being able to apply an ear seed, to a specific point on the ear to further assist with pain management and issues in the body. Auricular therapy has a long history from around 500 BC. Facial reflexology is the newest form of reflex therapy. During facial reflexology gentle pressure is applied to the different reflex zones and reflexology points on the face.

DAY 5 of WORLD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK 2020

The Benefits of Reflexology Are varied and numerous ... in fact infinite! As Reflexologists we make no claim to cure or even treat disorders, illnesses, or conditions. We’ve all seen it do amazing things for our clients, but we let the therapy speak for itself. So, the list below, of the benefits of receiving Reflexology is extensive, but by no means complete. Reduce stress Encourage relaxation Improve circulation Restore sleep patterns Improve immune system Boost energy levels Calm digestive problems Ease muscular tension Back/shoulder/neck pain Repetitive stress injuries Restless leg syndrome Stimulate nerve function Reduce migraines Enhance medical care Lower cholesterol Conditions such a

DAY 4 of WORLD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK 2020

Hand Reflexology has a very special place in a reflexologists repertoire. When a client arrives in our practice with an injured foot, amputation of the leg/foot, or some other reason why we can not work their feet, or maybe even just one of their feet, then Hand Reflexology is an alternate that offers the same healing potential as the feet. Working on the hands also provides a beautiful therapeutic connection when working on older clients, people who are very ill, or emotionally overwhelmed. And of course it is just lovely for hands that work hard physically every day of their lives! It is easy to work on the hands, and also a great platform for teaching self-help techniques that clients can

DAY 3 of WORLD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK 2020

Fondly known as the ‘Mother of Reflexology’, Eunice Ingham was born in South Dakota in 1889. She went on to work as a physiotherapist, and it was through this work that she was introduced to Zone Therapy (see my post yesterday 😉) Through her own research and evidence using the ten zones of the body she mapped the whole body’s organs and systems on the feet, developing the foot chart of modern reflexology.👣 Her technique is what is practised all over the world today.🌎 The lovely image of Eunice working on her husband’s feet is taken from her book “Stories the Feet Can Tell”. Eunice's life-long goal was to help people as much as she was able, whenever, and wherever. This is still the collec

DAY 2 of WORLD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK 2020

The image with this blog article is a very well known one to all Reflexologists. It is a Zone Therapy Chart. 📝 Zone Therapy Theory is accepted as the precursor to modern Reflexology as we know it today and was used as far back as 1500 A.D. Zone theory was introduced by Sir Henry Head, a London based neurologist, in 1893. He found that the whole body and limbs could be marked into areas which correspond to the distribution of the pain given off from one segment of the spinal cord. 🤔 Zone Therapy was further developed by Dr. William H. Fitzgerald. Dr Fitzgerald was an ear, nose and throat specialist. (1872–1942) He verified that pressure on various parts of the body, hands, fingers, mout

DAY 1 of WORLD REFLEXOLOGY WEEK 2020

Every year in the last week of September members of the various Reflexology Associations around the world organise events to celebrate World Reflexology Week, to promote awareness of our wonderful therapy, and to introduce new people to the many benefits it offers. 🌎 Reflexology is a complementary therapy based on the principle that all the systems of the body are mapped out in reflex points on the feet, hands, face and ears. 👣 This is how it foot reflexology works ... Stimulation of the approximately 7,500 nerve endings in the feet helps to open up the natural pathways your body uses to nourish and heal itself. Tender or ‘gritty’ points indicate congestion in the corresponding area of the

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