Derived from methods of foot massage used in some ancient societies, reflexology as we know it today was popularized in the 20th century. It involves the application of pressure to specific energy zones of a subject's feet and hands by a practitioner, to pinpoint and treat health problems. If the flow in a zone is blocked or out of balance, it could affect the part of the body that particular reflex area relates to. Using this pocket guide, learn to identify the longitudinal and transverse zones in the feet and hands, and how to apply pressure to specific points in order to alleviate physical symptoms, promote energy flow around the body, and encourage good health.
Reflexology is a simple, noninvasive, harmless, and natural way to achieve optimum health. Firm pressure is applied with the thumbs and fingers to reflex points which are located on all parts of the hands and feet. By applying pressure on these points, all the organs, glands and structures of the body can be stimulated and encouraged to heal. This book will enable the complete beginner to soothe away the stresses and strains of everyday life and promote well-being. It will also allow you to alleviate a whole host of common conditions such as headaches, backache, digestive problems, menstrual problems, arthritis, coughs and colds, insomnia, and many more.
THE HEALING ENERGY OF YOUR HANDS demystifies the art of healing. Beginning with a basic explanation of the nature of healing energy, illness, and the role of the mind in the healing process, Bradford offers techniques so simple that anyone, even a child, can work with healing energy. The author's intention is that anyone using his book can awaken his or her natural healing talents quickly and easily.
Topics include sensing energy, clearing energy blockages, eliminating negative self-talk, using affirmations, balancing the chakras, cleansing the auric field, relieving pain, and creating forgiveness.
This self-help guide helps you identify right- or left-brain dominance, and suggests color, sound, and pressure-point techniques to bring both sides into balance.
You can treat specific ailments and promote overall wellness with reflexology. This natural, time-proven healing practice is as simple as gently massaging specific areas of the foot to balance, cleanse, and renew your energy.
This friendly introductory guide includes practical advice, case histories, and illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Reflexology for Beginnersmakes it easy for anyone to immediately begin to enjoy the mental, emotional, and spiritual healing aspects of reflexology:
- Increased energy and heightened awareness
- A sense of inner peace
- Deeper intuitive wisdom
- Increased ability to deal positively with stressful situations
- A general feeling of being more whole, healthy, and happy
This is the only self-help book designed to help the layperson to treat themselves for painful trigger points with massage. Trigger point therapy is one of the most intriguing and fastest-growing bodywork styles in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, and alternative health practitioners are all beginning to use this technique to relieve the pain of individuals suffering from undiagnosable soft tissue pain-a condition that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits. The technique involves applying a gentle, sweeping stroke to trigger points, places in muscle or connective tissue where a lack of oxygen causes swelling. These points are easily located by general readers and create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. The stimulation of the point causes an increase in the oxygen level in the area and often produces instant relief.
The first edition of The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook has made a huge impact in the use of this dynamic technique. This is the first major revision of the overnight classic, a complete update that includes new information specifically for massage professionals as well as a detailed discussion of progressive muscle relaxation techniques that can reinforce the therapeutic power of trigger point work.
A beautifully illustrated introductory guide to the healing powers of a massage, from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology.The Book of Massage is the classic guide to the relaxing and healing skills of the hands. Featuring both Eastern and Western methods, it presents step-by-step, beautifully illustrated instructions on everything from traditional massage to shiatsu and reflexology. The Book of Massage offers easy-to-follow techniques for giving the perfect massage, including advice on creating the right setting and suggestions for using aromatic oils and lotions. Now revised and updated with fresh color photos and drawings throughout, The Book of Massage is a simple and comprehensive handbook that reveals how you can experience the myriad benefits of giving and receiving a soothing massage.
This groundbreaking work on ethics directly addresses the difficult, confusing and seldom-discussed-but-often-troubling dilemmas confronting touch therapy practioners. It honestly describes issues: identifying clear principles; naming specific resources; and using stories straight from the treatment room. It includes reflective exercises and questions allowing the reader to personalize each chapter and outlines practical steps to meet high expectations. This book belongs in the office of every somatic practitioner and in the classrooms of every professional training school.
The first complete book of reflexology to incorporate acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy, and the chakra system- Remaps the entire foot to fine-tune the pressure points - Explains how to work with the emotional reactions that may be released when physical conditions are treated - Full-color detailed diagrams provide precise illustrations of pressure points In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Martine Faure-Alderson takes reflexology to a new level by integrating acupuncture, naturopathy, homeopathy, and other holistic healing modalities into the practice. From her background as a physician, she brings a scientific precision to using the foot as a map of the body and all of its systems. She then uses her training in alternative therapies to integrate the mental and psychological issues that may accompany physical conditions, providing the first complete holistic approach to using reflexology for physical, emotional, and mental health. Total Reflexology presents each of the major body systems in turn--from the digestive system to the human energetic system--using 25 full-color newly mapped foot diagrams that provide precise indications of pressure points and their correspondences to all areas of the body. The author also includes her latest work using craniosacral therapy and the role of the cerebrospinal fluid in reflexology as well as how to integrate use of the chakra system. She shows how finely tuned reflexology stimulates the body's self-healing abilities, making this an indispensable resource for the layman and professional alike.
Acupressure Techniques distills the learning of thousands of years of traditional Chinese medicine into simple exercises that can be used to alleviate physical ailments of all kinds. Practical and fully illustrated, this guide to the effective use of acupressure can treat a wide range of conditions, from migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome to sports injuries such as tennis elbow and tendinitis. By applying deep finger and thumb pressure to acupuncture points, the natural energy flow of the body is enhanced and healing is accelerated. With these methods you can treat yourself and your family in some of the safest and most effective ways known. Easily mastered, they put you back in charge of your own well-being.