This book and DVD package describes the theory and technique of reflexology and introduces a new alternative approach to the practice of reflexology (Integrative Reflexology). The technique has been developed by the author over more than 30 years of teaching and practising the subject. She has received a life time award from the AMTA for developing the technique and for the contribution she has made to massage therapy. Reflexology is know to be highly effective but there has been little research in the field so there is little documented "evidence" to support its use. Where such evidence it exists it will be referenced by the author. When information in the text is based on long experience alone this will be made clear. A comprehensive textbook which describes and explains the theory and practice of reflexology for professional students of the therapy (massage therapists, nurses etc). Includes coverage of Meridian Theory and relates it to reflexology theory Links the practice to the relevant anatomy of fascia, nerves and lymphatic system Contains short contributions from those who have undertaken relevant related research.Introduces a new effective approach to practising reflexology (Integrative Reflexology) The Integrative Reflexology technique is kinder to the practitioner's hands than the traditional "finger and thumb walking" method which can damage the therapist's thumbs Also includes instruction on the practice and use of hot rocks reflexology A clear, easy to understand, highly illustrated text Approximately 350 black and white high quality photographs Around 300 professionally drawn, black and white line diagrams Includes a DVD containing 55 minutes of video clips demonstrating the Integrative technique.
Illustrative posters which can be used to teach both students and clients are also available.
Publisher: Handspring Publishing Limited