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Δευτέρα, 18 Αυγούστου 2014

Εισαγωγικές Ομιλίες 2014 - 2015


Εισαγωγικές Ομιλίες 2014 - 2015 (κλικ για περισσότερα)

ΜΕ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΗ ΕΙΣΟΔΟ ΑΠΟ 8 ΕΩΣ 29 ΣΕΠΤΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 2014

Δευτέρα 8/9/14
6:00 - 6:30μμ = Ιπποκρατική Μάλαξη

6:30 - 7:00μμ = Ορθοπεδική Ρεφλεξολογία

Δευτέρα 15/9/14
5:00 - 8:00μμ = Ρεφλεξολογία


Παρακολουθήστε τις Εισαγωγικές ομιλίες που σας ενδιαφέρουν για να ενημερωθείτε για τα σχετικά μαθήματα και το περιεχόμενο που θα διδαχθείτε φέτος.
Καινούργιοι ορίζοντες ανοίγονται και στους ήδη Διπλωματούχους ή Πτυχιούχους για να αποκτήσουν μια καινούργια ειδικότητα και να δώσουν μια νέα ώθηση στα επαγγελματικά τους.

Δευτέρα, 4 Αυγούστου 2014

Model Practice Act Public Comment Period – August 2014

from facebook...

Unbelievably the new proposed "Model Practice Act" would REQUIRE accreditation of all massage schools. THIS MUST BE PREVENTED! Accreditation is a preference or financial necessity for some schools. That's totally fine. But a vast number of superb schools in the U.S., such as my own, prefer to put all their energy into the highest quality of education, not into siphoning off their energy into fulfilling burdensome requirements of federal governmental agencies.

This is the worst proposal to come along in massage regulation in my entire 35 years in the profession.

Comment here - https://www.fsmtb.org/content/?id=169

Τετάρτη, 30 Ιουλίου 2014

“Άνοιξαν” οι αιτήσεις εθελοντισμού για τον Κλασσικό Μαραθώνιο της Αθήνας (ΚΜΑ)

Σας ενημερώνω ότι “άνοιξαν” οι αιτήσεις εθελοντισμού για τον Κλασσικό Μαραθώνιο
της Αθήνας  (ΚΜΑ) ο οποίος θα πραγματοποιηθεί 09/11/2014.

Για την ιστορία, είναι η 8η χρονιά όπου εθελοντές Ρεφλεξολόγοι, χειρομαλάκτες και φυσιοθεραπευτές αποτελούν την ομάδα αποκατάστασης του ΚΜΑ. Το εγχείρημα ξεκίνησε με ατομική μου πρωτοβουλία το 2007, και με την πολύτιμη εθελοντική συμμετοχή των συναδέλφων μας, η ομάδα μας αποτελεί πλέον αναπόσπαστο κομμάτι της διοργάνωσης του ΚΜΑ.  

Μάλιστα, έχοντας τιμηθεί δύο φορές από το ΣΕΓΑΣ, αλλά και με την ετήσια παρουσία μας στον τερματισμό του ΚΜΑ προβάλλουμε με τον καλύτερο τρόπο τις συμπληρωματικές και εναλλακτικές θεραπείες.

Πέραν αυτού, έχουμε δημιουργήσει αυτά τα χρόνια αναμφισβήτητο κλαδικό προηγούμενο. Εξαιτίας της θετικής παρουσίας μας στον ΚΜΑ, το ένα γεγονός μετά το άλλο μας (Ρεφλεξολόγους) οδήγησαν στο εθελοντικό πρόγραμμα στο Ιατρείο Πόνου του Νοσοκομείου Αρεταίειο και κατόπιν αυτού,  έμμεσα σε όλα τα άλλα εθελοντικά προγράμματα του Σωματείου Ελλήνων Ρεφλεξολόγων.

Όσοι ενδιαφέρεστε να συμμετάσχετε παρακαλείστε να συμπληρώσετε την αίτηση εθελοντισμού εδώ: http://www.athensauthenticmarathon.gr/entries/index.php?option=com_chronoforms&chronoform=volunteers_entry_system

Δυστυχώς η οργανωτική επιτροπή εφοδιάζει με διαπιστεύσεις και t-shirt περιορισμένο αριθμό εθελοντών. Ωστόσο, όπως κάθε χρόνο και οι “υπεράριθμοι” εθελοντές παραλαμβάνουν βεβαίωση εθελοντικής συμμετοχής.

Κριτήρια συμμετοχής:
Ως ομαδάρχης και υπεύθυνος της ομάδας των χειρομαλακτών σας ενημερώνω ότι θα προτιμηθούν όσοι μπορούν να φέρουν το φορητό τους κρεβάτι μάλαξης, και…

          - Μέλη του Σωματείου Ελλήνων Ρεφλεξολόγων (ΣΕΡ), θα ζητηθεί επιβεβαίωση
- Όσοι έχουν ολοκληρώσει την αναγνωρισμένη από το ΣΕΡ διετή εκπαίδευση, αλλά ΔΕΝ είναι μέλη.
- Κατέχουν εκπαίδευση χειρομαλάκτη μίνιμουμ ενός έτους,  θα ζητηθεί επιβεβαίωση
- Φυσιοθεραπευτές, θα ζητηθεί επιβεβαίωση σπουδών

Για την αίτηση:
Στο πεδίο Επάγγελμα: π.χ. Ρεφλεξολόγος, Χειρομαλάκτης, Φυσιοθεραπευτής
Στο πεδίο Τομέας απασχόλησης: το τελευταίο – Τερματισμός
Στο πεδίο Εάν είστε μέλος Εθελοντικής Οργάνωνσης, Σωματείο Ελλήνων Ρεφλεξολόγων
Θα χαρώ να τα πούμε και φέτος.

Τώρα πήγαινε συμπλήρωσε την αίτηση!

Όσοι επιθυμούν να παρακολουθήσουν το σεμινάριο της Ιπποκρατικής εκείνο το Σ/Κ να δηλώσουν την συμμετοχή τους στην σελίδα του ΚΜΑ από τώρα!


Πληροφορίες για το σεμινάριο εδώ:

http://www.nhs.gr/index.php?option=com_lessons&id=67&lsid=213&Itemid=116

Τετάρτη, 23 Ιουλίου 2014

Σκέφτεσαι να εκπαιδευτείς στην Ρεφλεξολογία? Μην παίζεις με την εκπαίδευση σου!

Πολλά λέγονται και ακούγονται για την συγκεκριμένη εκπαίδευση αλλά και για πολλές ακόμα μεθόδους συμπληρωματικών και εναλλακτικών θεραπειών.

Τίποτα δεν θα πρέπει να θεωρείτε βέβαιο...

Ωστόσο, στην επίσημη ιστοσελίδα του ΟΑΕΔ εδώ 

http://epagelmata.oaed.gr/list.php?lett=R

αναζητώντας την περιγραφή του επαγγέλματος αλλά και την εκπαίδευση του Ρεφλεξολόγου διαβάζουμε μεταξύ άλλων σημαντικών τα εξής:

Σπουδές:

Σπουδές ρεφλεξολόγου παρέχονται σε κολέγια ή σε Εργαστήρια Ελευθέρων Σπουδών και διαρκούν 2 έτη.
Επίσης, σπουδές σε προπτυχιακό επίπεδο προσφέρονται στο εξωτερικό, καθώς και σε μεταπτυχιακό επίπεδο για τους αποφοίτους φυσιοθεραπείας, αισθητικής και εναλλακτικών θεραπειών. 

Όταν αναζητήσετε το που θα εκπαιδευτείτε ζητήστε να σας πουν κάτω από ποιο καθεστώς λειτουργεί η εν λόγω "σχολή", τι γράφει η απόδειξη που θα πάρεις δηλαδή?
Είναι κολέγιο ή εργαστήριο ελευθέρων σπουδών, και όχι από ποιο σωματείο Ελλάδος ή του εξωτερικού αναγνωρίζεται.

Για αυτά τα ερωτήματα και άλλα πολλά, μην διστάσετε να επικοινωνήσετε μαζί μας, ή ακόμα καλύτερα, να μας γνωρίσετε από κοντά στην ενημερωτική ομιλία της Ρεφλεξολογίας που θα γίνει την Δευτέρα 15 Σεπτεμβρίου στο Εργαστήριο Ελευθέρων Σπουδών Natural Health Science 17:00 - 20:00.

Διευθυνση: Πανδρόσου 31, τ.κ.17564, Παλαιό Φάληρο
Τηλ: 210.9837344 - 210.9825025 - Fax: 210.9849057

Σύμφωνα πάντα με τον ΟΑΕΔ, σχετικά με την εκπαίδευση στις συμπληρωματικές και εναλλακτικές θεραπείες, τα ίδια ισχύουν.

Και ενώ όλα είναι ομολογουμένως ρευστά, το σίγουρο είναι ότι διαδικτυακά ΔΕΝ διδάσκεται και ούτε μαθαίνεται μία δια χειρών μέθοδος όπως η Ρεφλεξολογία. Επίσης ΔΕΝ διδάσκεται ταχύρρυθμα όπως διατυμπανίζουν διάφοροι σε 15 μέρες.

Ισχύει ο κανόνας "Ότι πληρώνεις παίρνεις!"
Καλή επιτυχία να έχετε.




Fetal activity following stimulation of the mother's abdomen, feet, and hands

Abstract



Fetal activity during midgestation (M age=19.8 weeks) was studied in response to vibratory stimulation of the mother's abdomen (at the height of thefetal head), foot massage, hand massage, or control condition (no stimulation). Consistent with previous research conducted during midgestation, the fetuses of mothers who received two trials of 3-sec, 60-Hz vibratory stimulation did not show changes in movement. In contrast, the fetuses of mothers who received a 3-min foot massage showed greater movement than the control fetuses. However, stimulating the mother's hand (another highly innervated area) did not increase fetal activity. By late gestation (M age=35.4 weeks), vibratory stimulation resulted in increased fetal activity. These findings replicate previous research indicating that vibratory stimulation to the mother's abdomen does not elicit fetal activity until later in gestation. Furthermore, our findings indicate that stimulating the mothers' feet, but not the hands, can evoke fetal activity in midgestation.
Copyright 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Dev Psychobiol 41: 396-406, 2002. Published online in Wiley InterScience (www.interscience.wiley.com). DOI 10.1002/dev.10071

Can you diagnose with Reflexology?

Many question what is the benefit of being a member of an association, the benefit of being a RiEN member?
Today we will prove to you that there exists the benefit of acquireing knowledge. 
Knowledge is out there, it is being networked, the "other" question today is "Are you taking advantage of it?".

If you are not RiEN (a member through your national association), then what are you?

Now back to our question. 
This question has been asked many many times in the past, and it will definetely be asked over and over again in the future.



We as the RiEN, would like to add to the exisitng available information two interesting 
examples of scientists and physicians requesting this "Reflexology Diagnosis".

The first one was presented by Leila Eriksen (RiEN research group) during our RiEN
AGM in 2008 (Paris May 10th). She spoke to us about the  "Exceptional case history
registry" by NIFAB and NAFKAM and here.

Nifab.no is NAFKAMs (Norway’s National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine) website for providing the Norwegian population with evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

On page 12 of the documents Leila provided us, you can read

The Reflexologists record should contain:

(3rd bullet) Description/evaluation of the client and the clients disease/problems (a reflexological diagnose)

For more information on this, please contact Leila here
http://www.leilaeriksen.dk/da-DK/Velkommen/Engelsk-tekst.aspx

Secondly, having personally attended The First International Symposium on Reflexology and Cancer (ISRAC 2008) Israel Oct. 29th to Oct. 31st 2008.  we remember very well one of the exceptional presentations by Dr. Bibiana Carrasco Domínguez.

You can read her presentation titled Treating Children and Adolescents With Cancer in the Hospital Environment here.

Dr. Carrasco towards the end of her presentation said, "We inform the physicians and nurses of annything important we find (in the feet during their reflexology application). In some cases we found pain on a reflex where there was no correspondance to body pain or site of tumor. Upon describing these finbding to the physicians they explained to us that this "area" is where they suspect metatstasis. In other cases a decrease of felt pain in the reflex zone of the liver coincided with an improvement of Liver enzyme tests. With time, the physicians listen with an increasing interest to the information we provide them with."

It is not our intention to answer this question, rather it is to stimulate research into this question.
We hope we have helped.

As a side note.
It is against the law around the world and against Reflexology Associations constitutions for a Reflexologist to proceed to an action of diagnosis. 
For those who flert with idea, bare in mind that if ever it was proven possible for this to happen, Reflexology would then be considered medicine and our legal status would change. Not necessarily to the better.
Carefull what you wish for, it might happen!

 


Other examples trying to answer this question:

One example of trying to answer this question we can find in 1996, here by William T. Jarvis, Ph.D.

Later on in 2003, was published an interesting article examining again this potential of Reflexology found here.
Correlation study between conventional medical diagnosis and the diagnosis by reflexology (non conventional)

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Reflexology is a non-conventional method for diagnosis and treatment of physical and medical problems by touching or applying pressure on certain areas on the foot surface. The reflexology method is based on the presumption that all body organs and various systems are represented on the foot surface.

AIM:

The purpose of this study was to test the reliability and validity of the reflexological diagnosis method.

METHODS:

Eighty patients from various clinics and departments in the Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, Hadera, were examined twice by two different reflexologists. The diagnostics that resulted from these examinations were compared with the conventional medical diagnostics of the same patients. In addition, the level of correlation between the two reflexological examinations was tested.

RESULTS:

Out of 18 body systems in 6 a statistically significant correlation was found between the conventional medical diagnosis and the two reflexological examinations. In 4 body systems, there was a statistically significant correlation between the conventional medical diagnosis and one out of the two reflexological examinations. The systems in which correlation was found are characterized by having a defined anatomic region. The examination of the significance of the diagnoses regarding the components of the body systems resulted in statistical significance in only 4 out of the 32 components. Between the two reflexological examinations, a statistically significant correlation was found in 14 out of the 18 body systems, and in only 15 out of the 32 system components.

CONCLUSION:

The reflexology method has the ability to diagnose (reliable and valid) at a systematic level only, and this is applicable only to those body systems that represent organs and regions with an exact anatomic location.
PMID:
 14518162 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]



Written By Spiros Dimitrakoulas Reflexologist RiEN Board

Foot massage: effectiveness on postoperative pain in breast surgery patients.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24882025


Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the effect of foot massage on pain after breast surgery, and provide guidance for nurses in nonpharmacologic interventions for pain relief. This was a quasiexperimental study with a total of 70 patients who had undergone breast surgery (35 in the experimental group and 35 in the control group). Patients in the control group received only analgesic treatment, whereas those in the experimental group received foot massage in addition to analgesic treatment. Patients received the first dose of analgesics during surgery. As soon as patients came from the operating room, they were evaluated for pain severity. Patients whose pain severity scored ≥4 according to the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire were accepted into the study. In the experimental group, pain and vital signs (arterial blood pressure, pulse, and respiration) were evaluated before foot massage at the time patients complained about pain (time 0) and then 5, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes after foot massage. In the control group, pain and vital signs were also evaluated when the patients complained about pain (time 0) and again at 5, 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes, in sync with the times when foot massage was completed in the experimental group. A patient information form was used to collect descriptive characteristics data of the patients, and the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire was used to determine pain severity. Data were analyzed for frequencies, mean, standard deviation, chi-square, Student t, Pillai trace, and Bonferroni test. The results of the statistical analyses showed that patients in the experimental group experienced significantly less pain (p ≤ .001). Especially notable, patients in the experimental group showed a decrease in all vital signs 5 minutes after foot massage, but patients in the control group showed increases in vital signs except for heart rate at 5 minutes. The data obtained showed that foot massage in breast surgery patients was effective in postoperative pain management.
Copyright © 2014 American Society for Pain Management Nursing. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Here is the heart, there is the heart, ...where is the heart "reflex"?

P04.73. Reflexology, cardiac patients and
inconsistencies in the location of the heart reflex
point: an online survey

POSTER PRESENTATION Open Access
J Jones1*, P Thomson1, S Leslie2
From International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health 2012 Portland, Oregon, USA. 15-18 May 2012

Purpose
This survey aimed to generate preliminary data, in the face of inconsistent reflexology teaching literature, about two reflexology safety and quality control issues. First, whether reflexologists consider it safe to treat people with heart disease and if so, whether the presence of cardiac disease influences the therapist’s treatment decisions. Reflexology teaching literature is contradictory on this subject, with ‘heart' disease listed as both an indication, which can benefit from treatment, and as a significant contraindication where treatment should be avoided. The second concern is one of product quality, namely the issue of inconsistency of reflex points in reflexology maps.

Methods
An online survey invitation email was sent to all therapists in the membership database of the Association of Reflexologists. Survey questions included “do you treat clients with diagnosed heart problems”, “if you became aware of imbalances in the heart reflex area, what would you do”, “would you limit the treatment” and “would you expect the treatment to improve their heart condition? The email also contained a graphical attachment, an illustration of a blank outline of the feet with transparent bone structure. We asked respondents to mark where they placed the heart reflex point on the template.

Results
The survey has shown that reflexologists beliefs and practises mirror the inconsistencies in the reflexology teaching literature, with almost a third of the respondents expressing concerns about treating cardiac patients and over half stating that they would limit or modify the treatment as a result. Furthermore, a signficant number of respondents demonstrated a marked level of inconsistency in heart reflex point placement on the foot template.

Conclusion
The survey findings demonstrate a lack of professional consistency and clarity regarding the suitability of reflexology for cardiac patients, marked inconsistencies in the heart reflex point placement and inconsistency in reflexologists treatment decisions for perceived heart imbalances.

Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD)

Link to the electronic copy of the Cardiff Metropolitan University Alumni magazine.
Pages 14-15 host an article on Reflexology Lymphatic Drainage (RLD) Research for breast cancer. 

http://issuu.com/uwicpublications/docs/alumni_mag_2015_english/1

Δευτέρα, 30 Ιουνίου 2014

This thursday 3-dimensional Reflexology in Athens!

Nils Leidal has offered to speak to his Greek colleagues about 3-dimensional Reflexology during his short stay in Athens!
This Thursday.

Ένας "φίλος" επισκέπτεται την Ελλάδα αυτές τις μέρες, και είπα να μην πάει η ευκαιρία χαμένη, χαίρομαι που και εκείνος το ίδιο σκέφτηκε!
Αυτή την Πέμπτη στον Εθνικό Κήπο, ο Nils Leidal θα μας μιλήσει για την τρισδιάστατη Ρεφλεξολογία! 

Είστε ΌΛΟΙ ευπρόσδεκτοι!
(Τον ρωτάμε για το "τσεκούρι" τότε  )

Μοιραστείτε την πρόσκληση με τους συναδέλφους ή συμμαθητές σας,
ΧΩΡΙΣ ΔΙΑΚΡΙΣΕΙΣ!

Θα είναι επίσης μία "ιδανική" ευκαιρία να βρεθούμε μεταξύ μας!

Το αντίστοιχο άρθρο στην Εναρμόνιση θα το διαβάσετε εδώ, σελίδα 14-15
http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/reflexology.gr/enarmonisi-teuxos-7.pdf

..και θα βρεθούμε στην κεντρική είσοδο του Εθνικού Κήπου.


Δευτέρα, 9 Ιουνίου 2014

You are going to love this story! Somebody give these MEN an award!!!!

Heart of Detroit: Tom Gardiner & Mike McEvoy



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IT'S A SIMPLE THING PUTTING ONE HAND INSIDE ANOTHER, BUT WE DON'T DO IT OFTEN ENOUGH. TOMORROW GARDNER AND MIKE MAKEVOY DO. THEY GIVE FREE MASSAGES TO SENIOR CITIZENS TWICE A MONTH AT ST. PATRICK SENIOR CENTERS. THE SENIORS DON'T EXPERIENCE TOUCH FROM FAMILY, FRIENDS. A LOT OF THEM LIVE BY THEMSELVES. ONE OF MY FIRST CLIENTS THERE WAS IN HER 80s AND HAD A WALKER. AND WANT FEW SESSIONS, THE EDEMA WENT DOWN AND SHE WAS ABLE TO WALK AROUND MUCH BETTER AND SHE WAS JUST SO GRATEFUL, AND SHE CAME FOR TEN YEARS EACH WEEK THAT I WAS THERE. AND THEN RELAX. JUST RELAX. LAUGH IF WE CAN DO THAT, WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB. Reporter: LESS A JOB THAN A LABORER LOVE. TOM AND MIKE BOTH RETIRED HAVE PUT IN A COLLECTIVE 17 YEARS OF VOLUNTEERING AT ST. PAT OF VOLUNTEERING AT ST. PATRICK'S. TOM WAS A HOSPITAL THERAPIST WHO LEARNED REFLEXOLOGY AT HIS JOB. MIKE IS A RETIRED BUSINESS MAN WHO WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MEANINGFUL. WHAT YOU FEEL IS YOU GET MORE OUT OF IT THAN YOU ARE GIVING. DO YOU END UP HEARING A LOT OF STORIES FROM THE SENIORS BECAUSE THEY ARE RELAXED WHILE YOU WERE WORKING ON THEM. KIND OF LIFE STORIES, HISTORIES, WHERE THEY ARE COMING FROM. A LOT RAISED IN DETROIT SIMILAR TO DOWN SOUTH. IT IS A SIMPLE THING PUTTING HANDS INSIDE EACH OTHER, CROSSING THAT INVISIBLE BARRIER THAT KEEPS US APART. THE CONNECTION WITH PEOPLE IS GREAT. GETS KIND OF ENERGIZED BY T GETS KIND OF ENERGIZED BY THAT. AND JUST KEEPING IN TOUCH, LITTLE RATLEY -- LITERALLY KEEP IN TOUCH. THE BEST WAY TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE. 

Reflexology in the EU

We have read many times on social media questions like:

Can I work in another EU country?
What qualifications are required? 
Can I apply for national association membership? 
What are the legal requirements to practice in any of the EU countries?



So you might have level 3 or 4 or 5 qualification (UK),
you might have trained in Denmark, or in France or elsewhere,
what is the equivalent Qualification to the EU country you wish to work in?
Does your country offer a qualification, is it in effect at all?

For ALL these questions and many more, why not ask inside the RiEN network through your association, someone there knows!

This information is the result of teamwork, Heinrike BergmansTracey Smith and the FFR France, for example.

Are you a member of an association member or student of a school member of the RiEN?

If you are not RiEN, what then?

Find out here!: http://ec.europa.eu/eqf/compare/select_en.htm#comparison

Αθλητική Όρθο-Πεδική Ρεφλεξολογία


Στο βίντεο θα δείτε σκηνές από την προετοιμασία των αθλητών του Διομήδη Άργους πριν τον 3ο αγώνα play off που δυστυχώς δεν έγινε.

Η ημερομηνία διεξαγωγής θα ανακοινωθεί. 
Πιθανόν μετά την ολοκλήρωση των υποχρεώσεων της Εθνικής ομάδας απέναντι στα Σκόπια.

Επίσης θα δείτε την είσοδο της ομάδας στα αποδυτήρια (οι τρεις μας φτάσαμε νωρίτερα). Η ψυχολογία είναι αυτή που πρέπει για τελικό πρωταθλήματος.

Σχολιάζει ο αρχηγός της ομάδας μας ο Γιώργος Ζαραβίνας.

Τιμή και δόξα στους αθλητές!
Με υγεία...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-TyB6LAFGftWVZiWHJQUnMxUnM/edit?usp=sharing


Εθελοντισμός στον 5ο Αγώνα Δρόμου Γύρος Δάφνης-Υμηττού

Αγαπητοί φίλοι, σπουδαστές και απόφοιτοι του Natural Health Science.
Έχουμε προσκληθεί να συμμετάσχουμε εθελοντικά ώστε να προσφέρουμε τις υπηρεσίες μας στον 5ο Αγώνα Δρόμου Γύρος Δάφνης-Υμηττού (10 χιλιομέτρων).

Η διαδικασία είναι η γνωστή, ελάτε με τις γνώσεις σας, την καλή σας διάθεση και τις κάρτες σας.
'Όσοι μπορείτε να φέρετε το κρεβάτι σας, συνήθως δουλεύουμε ανά δύο.
Λάδια και χαρτιά θα έχουν φροντίσει να φέρουν οι διοργανωτές

Μάλλον θα διευκολυνθείτε να έρθετε με το ΜΕΤΡΟ Δάφνης.

Ελπίζω να τα πούμε από κοντά!

- Ημ/νία διεξαγωγής: Κυριακή 15 Ιουνίου 2014
- Τόπος και ώρα συγκέντρωσης εθελοντών: Δημαρχείο Δάφνης (πλατεία Ηρώων-πάρκο)
στις 09:00 π.μ.

Δευτέρα, 2 Ιουνίου 2014

Tips and Tricks from the world of hard core sports!

Huma pauses to recall a trick his Pop Warner coach taught him at age 9. 
"When you start getting pains in your head after contact," he says, "you press down on the flap of skin between the thumb and forefinger."
I did that from elementary school through UCLA: reflexology for sub-concussive blows.

http://www.sbnation.com/longform/2014/4/23/5640402/the-athlete-advocate-ramogi-huma

Reflexology Outreach International (ROI)

Good things worth sharing!

ABOUT THE ROI

Reflexology Outreach International (ROI) was set up in 2000 to provide free reflexology training in the developing world. We target carers who are responsible for looking after people who have HIV/AIDS or other serious illnesses, and our emphasis is directed at helping people who are poor. To this end we train a range of people from family members through to nurses and doctors. We also provide free reflexology treatments when we have time after training sessions.

The ROI title was chosen to reflect the international, rather than national operation of the organisation. However, all our fund raising and financial accounting is done in the United Kingdom.

The ROI became a recognised UK charity on 2nd September 2004 and its number is 1105706.

The Charity Commission has agreed that the aim of the charity is:

Relief of sickness, and preservation and protection of health of people in developing countries, particularly but not exclusively Africa, Asia, India and Uganda, by the provision of treatment, namely reflexology and such other services as the trustees shall deem necessary with a view to improving the conditions of life of those who are in need of such services.

http://www.roi.org.uk/index.html

Surprise Alternative Treatments for Mental Disorders

http://www.enewspf.com/latest-news/health-and-fitness/53165-surprise-alternative-treatments-for-mental-disorders.html

Reflexology
Reflexology is said to improve mood and energy flow, which can both help the ups and downs of disorders like manic depression and schizophrenia. (7)

Who’s Buying?

Are people actually using alternative and complementary medicine? Let’s take a look at the numbers.
$34 billion
Spent per year in the U.S. on alternative medicine for general use (8)
According to a 2007 survey completed by the National Institutes of Health, 38% of adults and 12% of children admitted to using some form of complementary or alternative medicine. (9)
$33.9 billion
The amount spent in 2007 on alternative care and visits to practitioners of alternative care (9)
In another national survey by the NIH, 16.5% of respondents had used alternative medicine for mental health care. (10)
Sources:
7. http://www.emergenceplus.org.uk
8. http://onpoint.wbur.org
9. http://nccam.nih.gov
10. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Source: http://www.bestpsychologydegrees.com/mental-disorders/

How cute is this?

Seeing eye dog Jikara “graduated” from NMIT alongside owner Suzanne Waghorn this week. Picture:
Angie Basdekis Source: News Corp Australia

Ms Waghorn, who lost her sight 13 years ago due to diabetes, received her Diploma in Remedial Massage and a Diploma in Reflexology.

And her clever canine, who was beside her for the entire two-year double diploma, was awarded a special certificate of appreciation.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/central/the-stories-that-made-news-across-melbourne-this-week/story-fngnvlpt-1226928648456

Κυριακή, 1 Ιουνίου 2014

Things do not look so good for Reflexology in the USA at the moment.

Things do not look so good for Reflexology in the USA at the moment.

We have
 been observing the USA mostly because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as “Obamacare."

This recent developement is definetely ringing bells.

There are lessons to be learnt here!

We find interesting the wording used to describe massage.
Also inside the red square read how "they" resolved the eternal issue of a common definition (could have been a map) independant of so many different reflexology or massage styles.

What follows is the announcement circulating at the moment on Facebook.

We like that the Reflexology Association of America (RAA), the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) and the American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education and Training (ACARET) are working in conjunction on this.

Good luck to you!

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ALERT! The FSMTB (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards) has just released a document that should be of grave concern to anyone practicing reflexology in the United States. The Model Practice Act sets out to define and regulate the practice of hands-on healing therapies to include pretty well any form of therapeutic touch. If this draft is accepted by the state legislatures and massage boards, it could very well make it IMPOSSIBLE TO PRACTICE REFLEXOLOGY IN THIS COUNTRY WITHOUT A MASSAGE LICENSE, EVEN IN THOSE STATES THAT HAVE EXEMPTED REFLEXOLOGY FROM MASSAGE.
Read the Model Practice Act: http://bit.ly/RMZ0Pg
The public has until JUNE 15 to post comments. PLEASE take a few minutes to post yours in the Article 1 box, Title and Purpose at http://bit.ly/1tYlc7q.
THE RIGHT TO PRACTICE REFLEXOLOGY AND RECEIVE REFLEXOLOGY FROM A TRAINED INDIVIDUAL MAY SOON BE ON THE LINE IF WE DO NOT MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD.
Feel free to use some or all of the wording prepared by the Reflexology Association of America (RAA), the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) and the American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education and Training (ACARET) in your response:
“I feel the draft of the Model Practice Act should be amended to clearly exempt reflexology in writing because...” - put in your own reasons or you can choose from this list:
The profession of Reflexology has its own:
• History, vocabulary, theories, and techniques separate from any other profession. It works primarily with reflexes through the nervous systems versus the musculature. The effect of Reflexology is seen at a distance from where the pressure is applied; its intent is not to change the soft tissue of the body nor to practice medicine in any form. The intent behind Reflexology is to bring the body into balance through the relaxation process, thus promoting stress reduction and well-being.
• Schools and educational programs that far exceed any course taught in massage schools;
• Professional membership associations at the state, national and international levels;
• National certification through an independent, non-profit organization with a psychometrically valid exam;
• 4 State laws (ND, TN, NH, WA) and 33 exemptions from massage laws;
• The AMTA Government Relations Committee strongly recommended in 2003* that reflexology be exempt in proposed legislation citing the following wording: “Persons who restrict their manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body to the hands, feet or ears and do not hold themselves out to be a massage therapist or do massage therapy”;
• Over 300 Research studies from around the world to prove the efficacy and safety of Reflexology.
Your comments should end with the phrase: “All of the above points demonstrate the uniqueness and independence of the field of reflexology. Therefore I am respectfully requesting clear wording within the document that excludes reflexology from being considered a sub-technique of massage.”
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH REFLEXOLOGISTS AND REFLEXOLOGY CLIENTS WHO STAND TO LOSE THEIR TRAINED PRACTITIONER.

Σάββατο, 3 Μαΐου 2014

The value of Reflexology as a regular timetable therapy in the school curriculum

What value do you feel reflexology offers to the individual pupil?

It gives pupils a chance to relax in a deeper way than perhaps they have ever known, and experience a relationship through positive touch. I am impressed with the way pupils with the most challenging behaviours have responded, and willingly choose to attend the sessions and willingly choose to engage. 

What value do you feel relaxation reflexology offers to the school?

Pupils who begin to learn what it means to be calm can take control become happier beings and engage and participate much better in the wider school community.

What input do you require from me as a Reflexology Therapist to value me as a member of the multi disciplinary team and what feedback and to whom do you consider important?

It is very important that education and health professionals combine to support children’s wellbeing and mental health. The feedback we receive from you is shared with parents and strategic partners and links in with our holistic personalised programmes of work and tapers our interventions, to support pupils to do their very best, and realise their own potential.

Do you know of any other schools offering Reflexology Therapy on their timetable? Would you advocate Reflexology Therapy? If so why? If not why?

I am not aware of any, but would absolutely advocate that reflexology has a place on the timetable in every school in the country. Children’s mental health and well being is of paramount importance and children can only truly learn when they are in a comfortable place emotionally

http://www.functionalreflextherapy.co.uk/news/article/a-head-teachers-view-on-the-value-of-reflexology.html

Children's Complementary Therapy Network

Did you know that there exists a 
Children's Complementary Therapy Network?

Well to our pleasant surprise (pleasant, because ALL their pictureS are of Reflexology!) it does exist, and amongst many great projects they have ongoing, this next one got RiEN's attention immediately.

TIP: FREE MEMBERSHIP!

The “Tell Your Doctor” campaign is the latest initiative for the CCTN, launched at the 2008 CCTN conference.
Poster developed by PedCAM (Pediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine Network) and CARE (Complementary and Alternative Research and Education program) at the University of Alberta, and endorsed by CPS (The Canadian Paediatric Society) and AAP.
This initiative is to encourage parents to discuss with their doctors/medical teams about their use of complementary therapies for their children.
The main thrust of this initiative is to distribute the above poster as widely as possible, with the aim of getting it displayed in:
GP practices
Hospitals
Community clinics/Health centres
Patient/carer groups
Complementary therapy practices

http://www.cctn.co.uk/wp/cctn-conferences/3rd-cctn-conference/tell-your-doctor/


Photo: Did you know that there exists a 
Children's Complementary Therapy Network?

Well to our pleasant surprise (pleasant, because ALL their pictureS are of Reflexology!) it does exist, and amongst many great projects they have ongoing, this next one got RiEN's attention immediately. 

TIP: FREE MEMBERSHIP!

The “Tell Your Doctor” campaign is the latest initiative for the CCTN, launched at the 2008 CCTN conference.
Poster developed by PedCAM (Pediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine Network) and CARE (Complementary and Alternative Research and Education program) at the University of Alberta, and endorsed by CPS (The Canadian Paediatric Society) and AAP.
This initiative is to encourage parents to discuss with their doctors/medical teams about their use of complementary therapies for their children.
The main thrust of this initiative is to distribute the above poster as widely as possible, with the aim of getting it displayed in:
GP practices
Hospitals
Community clinics/Health centres
Patient/carer groups
Complementary therapy practices

http://www.cctn.co.uk/wp/cctn-conferences/3rd-cctn-conference/tell-your-doctor/

Ann Romney Talks of Her Struggle With MS

So began Mrs. Romney's life with multiple sclerosis. Her search for relief from the ailment has taken her to one of the world's leading MS doctors, to participation in a medical study at Harvard and to an unproven therapy called reflexology.

What did help was horseback riding. Her riding forays into the Utah mountains left her feeling "joyful, energetic and stronger," she said. And, like many MS patients seeking relief, Mrs. Romney turned to alternative treatments, in her case acupuncture and reflexology. A friend recommended she visit a reflexology practitioner near Salt Lake City, Fritz Blietschau, an Air Force mechanic who died in 2001.

Some MS specialists think acupuncture can help ease physical symptoms. Reflexology, which involves massaging areas of the feet, hands and ears on the theory that these areas correspond to various organs, is widely regarded as unproven.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304830704577494830449784996


What Your Nails Say about Your Health

Nail Health Pictures Slideshow: What Your Nails Say about Your Health

http://www.medicinenet.com/nail_health_pictures_slideshow/article.htm

Photo: Nail Health Pictures Slideshow: What Your Nails Say about Your Health

http://www.medicinenet.com/nail_health_pictures_slideshow/article.htm