A therapy used since the ancient past in China, Egypt, and India, reflexology provides effective, holistic treatment for disease and relief from stress.
Using pressure and massage techniques on reflex points of the feet and hands, reflexology alleviates energy blocks that can cause pain, disability, or tension, encouraging the body to return to optimum health. It can be used to treat a number of disorders from arthritis and asthma to spinal meningitis and glaucoma.
This is a really wonderful and informative book! The Reflexology Manual is ideal for beginners as well as experienced reflexologists. Clear illustrations show how all internal body structures and organs are mirrored — reflected — in the reflex points, and a step-by-step guide with color photographs and detailed captions demonstrates how to perform a full treatment. A special section describes how to incorporate other holistic healing methods–work with charkas, color therapy, and the acupuncture meridians — into reflexology sessions.
Before attempting a full reflexology treatment, it is vital that you have mastered all the techniques you will be using, in order to feel confident that you are performing them correctly. It is recommended that you practice them first on your own hands — or feet if you can reach them. It is important you check with a doctor if you have any health concerns.