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Σάββατο, 30 Αυγούστου 2014

Research from India

"This work had been carried out with financial support of Indian Council of Medical Research, Government of India."
Conclusions
This study demonstrated that reflexology therapy in addition to pharmacological therapy may be recommended in reducing the neuropathic pain and improving quality of life and may achieve holistic benefits to the patients suffering from diabetic neuropathy. However, the evaluation of reflexology therapy as an adjunctive regimen warrants further investigations to be carried out in a larger sample size amongst various communities.

Mildred Carter: Stop Pain with Reflexology



This video was originally made in the mid 1980s by renown reflexologist Mildred Carter. She was somewhere in her 80s when it was filmed. Look at her hands -- what amazing technique and strength!

I am a Certified Reflexologist. Ms. Carter's video and books were influential on me. I have always appreciated her matter-of-fact, "low-woo" approach.

This is a very rare program. It is nearly impossible to acquire it. If you can find the tape on eBay, I guarantee that it will not play well. Even if your tape and VCR are pristine, it can't play well due to embedded flaws in the original master.

I have painstakingly digitized and redesigned the video for HD widescreen viewing. I was able to remove many flaws, but so many others remain.

There are so many reflexology videos on YouTube. Know that this one preceded 99.99% of them.

This is my first YouTube video uploaded for public consumption.

Ώτο - Ρεφλεξολογία και πνευμονογαστρικό νεύρο κανείς?

'Tickling' your ear could be good for your heart!
Stimulating nerves in your ear could improve the health of your heart, researchers have discovered. Scientists used a standard TENS machine like those designed to relieve labour pains to apply electrical pulses to the tragus, the small raised flap at the front of the ear immediately in front of the ear canal.
The technique works by stimulating a major nerve called the vagus, which has an important role in regulating vital organs such as the heart. There is a sensory branch of the vagus in the outer ear and, by sending electrical current down the nerves and into the brain, researchers were able to influence outflows from the brain that regulate the heart. Vagal nerve stimulation has previously been used to treat conditions including epilepsy.
Professor Deuchars said: "We now need to understand how big and how lasting the residual effect on the heart is and whether this can help patients with heart problems, probably alongside their usual treatments. The next stage will be to conduct a pre-clinical study in heart failure patients."


Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Reflex Therapy

Σωματείο Ρεφλεξολόγοι (Reflex therapy) φυσιοθεραπευτές στην Αγγλία, παράγωγο της σχολής Hanne Marquardt

 εκείνοι ισχυρίζονται "θεραπεία" εμείς, no!

Και "κάποιοι" κακώς προβάλουν - διαφημίζουν ακόμα την κ. Χαννε Μαργκουαρτ.

ACPIRT was established in 1992 by a group of physiotherapists led by Christine Jones (FCSP) and Ann Lett (RGN). The group was approved by the CSP in 1993.


Παρασκευή, 29 Αυγούστου 2014

Παγκόσμια Εβδομάδα Ρεφλεξολογίας 2014


Ετοιμαζόμαστε για την Παγκόσμια Εβδομάδα Ρεφλεξολογίας 22-28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2014.
Όσοι απόφοιτοι, σπουδαστές και φίλοι του NHS επιθυμείτε να συμμετάσχετε, ενημερώστε μας με μήνυμα τις μέρες, και τις ώρες που επιθυμείτε.

Παρακαλώ ενημερώστε τους συναδέλφους μας.
Η εκδήλωση θα διαρκέσει από την Δευτέρα έως την Κυριακή, από τις 10πμ έως τις 9μμ.

Π.χ. Δευτέρα πρωί - Δημητράκουλας Σπύρος 10πμ - 13:00μμ 6936163040

Ελάτε να επικοινωνήσουμε όλοι μαζί την Ρεφλεξολογία, να επικοινωνήσουμε τους εαυτούς μας- τους θεραπευτές Ρεφλεξολόγους

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]

CONCLUSION:
Despite certain limitations to the data provided by this study, the results do not suggest that reflexology techniques are a valid method of diagnosis.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11068346


https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/6109872/the-physiological-basis-of-reflexology-and-its-use-as-a-expectancy




The physiological basis of reflexology and its use as a ... - Expectancy

One in Hebrew also [Correlation study between conventional medical diagnosis and the diagnosis by reflexology (non conventional)] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14518162



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/