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Τρίτη, 1 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015

Εισαγωγικές Ομιλίες NHS 2015 - 2016

Η πρώτη εισαγωγική ομιλία για την ειδικότητα της θα πραγματοποιηθεί στις 7 Σεπτεμβρίου και
ώρα 17:00μ.μ.  έως τις 18:00μ.μ.
Στην συνέχεια θα ακολουθήσει εισαγωγική ομιλία στην Ορθοπεδική Ρεφλεξολογία και την Ιπποκρατική Ανάτριψη από τις 18:00 έως τις 19:00. Οι ομιλίες θα πραγματοποιηθούν στην σχολή NHS Πανδρόσου 31, Παλαιό Φάληρο.
Η εισαγωγική ομιλία για την ειδικότητα της Ρεφλεξολογίας θα επαναληφθεί στις 14 Σεπτεμβρίου 17:00-20:00



ΜΕ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΗ ΕΙΣΟΔΟ ΑΠΟ 7 ΕΩΣ 30 ΣΕΠΤΕΜΒΡΙΟΥ 2015
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.

http://www.nhs.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50:%CE%95%CE%B9%CF%83%CE%B1%CE%B3%CF%89%CE%B3%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AD%CF%82-%CE%9F%CE%BC%CE%B9%CE%BB%CE%AF%CE%B5%CF%82-2015-2016&catid=4:2009-09-11-07-39-13

Τρίτη, 18 Αυγούστου 2015

Reflexology and CAM are placebo?

Μερικοί αποδίδουν τις επιδράσεις της Ρεφλεξολογίας στην αυθυποβολή.
Τέλεια!
Το επόμενο σεμινάριο που θα πρέπει να παρακολουθήσετε τότε να είναι στις πωλήσεις, αυτοβελτίωση, αυτογνωσία, ηθοποιία και άλλα παρεμφερή!
Αναρωτιέμαι (...ρητορικό ψέμα, σίγουρος είμαι!) εάν αυτός είναι ένας σημαντικός λόγος που κάποιοι γίνονται πετυχημένοι επαγγελματίες και κάποιοι "πατώνουν"?
Φυσικά μιλάω και για το επάγγελμα του συμπληρωματικού/εναλλακτικού θεραπευτή.
Reflexology and CAM are placebo?
YES!
GREAT! Learn how to do it better!
Maybe here is the answer to why some CAM therapists/Reflexologists are successfull and why many many others are not.
Thet cannot SELL it, they cannot convince!
"The findings suggest that reinforcing treatment cues with positive outcomes can create placebo effects that are independent of reported expectations for pain relief. Wager, the senior author of the study, explains: “We’re still learning a lot about the critical ingredients of placebo effects. What we think now is that they require both belief in the power of the treatment and experiences that are consistent with those beliefs. Those experiences make the brain learn to respond to the treatment as a real event. After the learning has occurred, your brain can still respond to the placebo even if you no longer believe in it.”
- See more at: http://www.colorado.edu/…/know-its-placebo-medicine-could-s…
“It ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it, and that’s what gets results”
http://www.bodyinmind.org/research-into-back-pain-treatmen…/
Traditional ritual behaviour related to healing and harmonising are often dismissed out of hand in these ‘enlightened’ times. However, as Dr William Morrow explains:
“A further look at this mechanism reveals the power of the truly mysterious healing that is delivered by the placebo effect. Old notion of placebo: some medical research wants to eliminate the placebo effect in order to prove the effectiveness of a new pharmaceutical. New notion of a positive and purposeful placebo: promoting healing practices, including the “technique” of how family medicine is administered. And, knowingly or unknowingly, the delivery of alternative medicine could be described as following a ritual, even when the so-called science is not mainline.”
“Placebos don’t necessarily provide cures, but they provide relief. In medical situations in which no cure is available, supportive and attentive health care can help patients to feel better, and when effective drugs do exist, placebo effects can enhance their impact.”
http://placebo.com.au/tag/placebo_effect/

Παρασκευή, 31 Ιουλίου 2015

Meet Sister Jubilata!

This part I really enjoyed:
"30 years I spent in the mission in Zambia and Zimbabwe. I taught at a school in the bush of Somalia and we had no more drugs. So I learned it then, and I pass it on."

http://www.mittelbayerische.de/region/regensburg-land/gemeinden/wiesent/am-grossen-zeh-haengt-des-leben-dran-21411-art1239054.html

Integrated Reflexology

One child patient said about his reflexologist: "It makes a big difference to me when she comes. When I was in the hospital getting chemo, the reflexology made me forget all the nasty stuff that was being put into my body. I just concentrate on the good feeling." he says.

BUTUAN CITY

Did reflexology heal me? I think it did. It gave me assurance and confidence and I feel good too and
some good vibes as well. All for fifty pesos (but bring your own alcohol, herbal oil and foot towel).
I am glad I’ve found this. The murag doktor (MD) is real, so real after all.

http://www.mindanews.com/feature/2015/06/30/feature-my-romance-with-foot-reflex/

What The Feet And Legs Say About Us!

Ξoe Navarro, M.A., is a 25-year veteran of the FBI where he served on the National Security Division's Behavioral Analysis Program.
For four decades, he has been studying and teaching the use of nonverbal communications for interviewing, He states;"Nervousness, stress, fear, anxiety, caution, boredom, restlessness, happiness, joy, hurt, shyness, coyness, humility, awkwardness, confidence, subservience, depression, lethargy, playfulness, sensuality, and anger can all manifest through the feet and legs.”
When I was doing interviews in the FBI, I focused on the feet and legs precisely because they do reveal so much information about what is in the mind and liars think about their facial displays but not their legs and feet.

"https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/spycatcher/200911/what-the-feet-and-legs-say-about-us

Hands-on method to give baby a head start

But midwives and mothers-to-be in Walsall have found an alternative, and altogether more relaxing, way to bring on labour.
The secret, discovered by experts at Walsall Manor Hospital, is through pressure points in the feet. The maternity unit at the Pleck Road hospital undertook a study of 100 overdue women, offering some of them one free reflexology treatment on their feet.
It discovered that more women went into labour sooner and needing less pain relief than those without reflexology, which involves applying pressure to various points on the hands and feet through specific thumb and finger techniques.
The research was conducted by a team led by supervisor of midwives Lin Gostling and is set to been the first of its kind published since 1989, opening the door for more funding to carry out more extensive research on the subject.
The team included midwives Leanne York, Caroline Ranford and Anna Yepes, who were already qualified reflexologists, and consultant Sushma Sharma.
The results of their study show that, overall, the length of the first stage of labour was four hours shorter than of those in the control group of women who had not had reflexology and that the second stage of labour, when the woman starts to push, was 21 minutes shorter.
They also found that fewer women in the reflexology group needed strong pain relief during labour.
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2010/12/15/hands-on-method-to-give-baby-a-head-start/

Reflexologists Are Squeezed by Cheaper Competitors and State Rules

On one side is the rising number of storefront foot spas that employ practitioners who offer what they call reflexology at less than half the usual cost — sometimes as little as $25 an hour, which can be a quarter of the cost of a trained reflexologist, who might charge as much as $100, depending on the location.

On the other side are complicated state laws. Although Ms. Freemantle is fully accredited by the American Reflexology Certification Board, frequently attends continuing education seminars and volunteers her service at hospitals, what she is doing technically violates New York State law.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/business/smallbusiness/reflexologists-are-squeezed-by-cheaper-competitors-and-state-rules.html?referrer

Dentists reflexology

We have read quite a few articles of dentists adding reflexology to their services, this just another example.
At number 4.

http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=ser&sub=def&pag=dis&ItemID=318207

Τυφλοί ρεφλεξολόγοι

Concepción: Reflexología oriental en manos muy especiales

http://www.24horas.cl/regiones/biobio/concepcion-reflexologia-oriental-en-manos-muy-especiales-1727257

Ενοποιημένη Ιατρική An integrative approach to treating patients

Patients, parents and staff said alternative therapies have helped reduce pain by up to 54 percent, nausea caused by chemotherapy by 64 percent and stress by 37 percent. Examples of successful treatments include a session of foot reflexology that alleviated leg pain for a patient following injections, and a parent's stress level seemed to be temporarily reduced after receiving a therapeutic shoulder massage.

http://www.nj.com/valerie-fund/2015/07/an_integrative_approach_to_tre.html

The placebo effect can still work, even if people know it's a placebo

"The placebo effect is real – even if you know the treatment you've been given has no medical value, research has concluded," the Mail Online reports. The study in question aimed to further understand how placebos – inactive or dummy treatments – work.

http://www.nhs.uk/news/2015/07July/Pages/The-placebo-effect-can-still-work-even-if-people-know-its-a-placebo.aspx

Air Malta pampers passengers in coach with free head and foot massages

έπρεπε να το είχα σκεφτεί, AEGEAN έρχομαι!




http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3170764/Air-Malta-offers-free-head-foot-massages-economy-class-passengers-Gatwick-Airport.html

Japanese Massage Chain Re.Ra.Ku Aims for $123 Million Nasdaq IPO

Re.Ra.Ku, whose name means “Repeated Happiness,” has about 160 franchised outlets in Japan offering massage and stretch therapy to about 54,000 customers monthly. It aims to increase the number of locations to 3,000 in about nine years, according to Eguchi.
The company, founded in 2000, has also developed a smartphone app to track a user’s health conditions and provide holistic medical advice. It plans to use proceeds from the IPO to expand into new areas, including acquiring a U.S. hospital and developing an Internet platform connecting patients to treatments available overseas, said Eguchi, 41.
Re.Ra.Ku’s system will help Japanese patients with serious illnesses discover drugs and medical procedures that are available in the U.S. or other countries, which haven’t yet been released in Japan, he said.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-30/japanese-massage-chain-re-ra-ku-aims-for-123-million-nasdaq-ipo

Τρίτη, 23 Ιουνίου 2015

Healing Time: Spa Retreats for People with Cancer

The fear is that massage can push cancer cells round the body: it’s a nonsense, and in fact my radiotherapy for breast cancer came with a course of massages from a specially-trained Macmillan therapy team.

Several spas around Britain have taken up Wright’s gauntlet, so off I headed to one of them, Pennyhill Park Hotel in Surrey. Its “recovery retreat” began well –before I even arrived, I received a phone call from one of the therapists who – hurrah! – knew perfectly well that massage isn’t dangerous for someone in my position, and booked me in straightaway for a therapeutic massage with aromatherapy oils (exactly the same treatment I enjoyed at the Macmillan centre). I also opted for a reflexology session, which again I’d found relaxing as part of my oncology treatment package.

Given the recent research that found that 50% of the population is likely to go through cancer at some point in their lives, it surely makes sense for the sector of the holiday market most connected with health to get to grips with what we need, and to welcome us – and our custom – with support and understanding, rather than with fear and misinformation.

http://food.ndtv.com/health/spa-retreats-for-people-with-cancer-774391

RiEN Call for Abstracts

We are once again inviting reflexologists with knowledge in the area of reflexology supporting healthy ageing, to submit an abstract if they would like to be considered as a speaker at the conference. The abstract should be no more than 1 page and must be received before July 31st 2015.

Each talk will be 30 minutes and we may also ask for some speakers to run a practical workshop on the Sunday where appropriate. 

All abstracts will then be sent to the RiEN Board who will vote on which abstracts to accept. All abstracts will have names and personal details removed to ensure the decision is unbiased.

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=296870962d9323fb7128f8891&id=d3b2d0597e&e=3e5702e089

Τρίτη, 16 Ιουνίου 2015

Συμπληρωματικές θεραπείες και καρκίνος

Σε κάποιο στάδιο μπορεί να ακούσετε, ή να ενδιαφερθείτε, για συμπληρωματικές θεραπείες. Προσφέρονται πολλές θεραπείες και οι σχετικές πληροφορίες μπορεί να προκαλούν σύγχυση. Το παρόν πληροφοριακό δελτίο θα σας δώσει ιδέες για το πώς να κάνετε τεκμηριωμένες και ασφαλείς επιλογές.

Τι είναι οι συμπληρωματικές θεραπείες; Οι συμπληρωματικές θεραπείες χρησιμοποιούνται σε συνδυασμό με συμβατικές ιατρικές θεραπείες. Οι συμπληρωματικές θεραπείες αποσκοπούν στη στήριξη και ενίσχυση της ποιότητας ζωής ενός ατόμου και στη βελτίωση της ευεξίας του. Δεν έχουν σκοπό να θεραπεύσουν πλήρως τον καρκίνο του ατόμου. Αντ’ αυτού, χρησιμοποιούνται για να βοηθούν στο να ελέγχονται συμπτώματα όπως ο πόνος και η κόπωση και να συμπληρώνουν τις συμβατικές ιατρικές θεραπείες. Οι συμπληρωματικές θεραπείες περιλαμβάνουν τη χαλάρωση, τη «δια του λόγου» θεραπεία, το διαλογισμό, τον οραματισμό, το βελονισμό, την αρωματοθεραπεία, τη ρεφλεξολογία, τη μουσικοθεραπεία, την τεχνοθεραπεία και το μασάζ. Μερικές συμπληρωματικές θεραπείες μπορεί να μην ενδείκνυνται κατά τη φάση της θεραπευτικής σας αγωγής, δεδομένου ότι παρεμποδίζουν τη θεραπευτική αγωγή ή/και επιδεινώνουν τις παρενέργειες. Πάντα να συζητάτε με το γιατρό σας πριν αρχίσετε οποιαδήποτε συμπληρωματική θεραπεία. 

Τι είναι οι εναλλακτικές θεραπείες; Οι εναλλακτικές θεραπείες χρησιμοποιούνται αντί των συμβατικών ιατρικών θεραπευτικών αγωγών. Οι εναλλακτικές θεραπείες προωθούνται συχνά με τον ισχυρισμό ότι «γιατρεύουν τον καρκίνο». Είναι σημαντικό να γνωρίζετε ότι είναι αναπόδεικτες και δεν έχουν ελεγχθεί επιστημονικά. Οι εναλλακτικές θεραπείες μπορεί να προκαλέσουν βλάβη ή ταλαιπωρία σε όσους τις χρησιμοποιούν αντί των συμβατικών ιατρικών θεραπειών. 

Παραδείγματα εναλλακτικών θεραπειών περιλαμβάνουν τη φυσιοπαθητική (naturopathy), ανοσολογική θεραπεία (immune therapy), ομοιοπαθητική (homeopathy), κινέζικα βότανα και μεγαβιταμίνες. 

Ποια είδη συμπληρωματικών θεραπειών διατίθενται για καρκινοπαθείς; 
Οι ακόλουθες συμπληρωματικές θεραπείες χρησιμοποιούνται πιο συχνά από καρκινοπαθείς. Μπορείτε να επιλέξετε να χρησιμοποιήσετε μία ή περισσότερες από τις θεραπείες. Οι θεραπείες αφής καταγίνονται με το ανθρώπινο σώμα και περιλαμβάνουν βελονισμό, αρωματοθεραπεία, ρεφλεξολογία και μασάζ. 

http://languages.cancercouncil.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/CAN10268G_10_11_Complimentary-Therapies-Cancer-Fact-Sheet_Greek_FINAL.pdf

Τρίτη, 2 Ιουνίου 2015

Η Ρεφλεξολόγος Αδελφή Jubilata

Άλλη μία καλόγρια που εξασκεί - διδάσκει την ρεφλεξολογία! Στα δάση της Σομαλίας της φάνηκε χρήσιμη λόγω έλλειψης φαρμάκων.


http://www.mittelbayerische.de/region/regensburg-land/gemeinden/wiesent/am-grossen-zeh-haengt-des-leben-dran-21411-art1239054.html

http://www.st-michael-neutraubling.de/frauenbund/fussreflexzonenmassage_2014.html

Παρασκευή, 22 Μαΐου 2015

reflexology = ανακλασιοθεραπεία

Μου αρέσει η μετάφραση, εσένα?

reflexology = ανακλασιοθεραπεία 

Έκθεση σχετικά με το καθεστώς της μη συμβατικής ιατρικής    
6 Μαρτίου 1997
Επιτροπή Περιβάλλοντος, Δημόσιας Υγείας και Προστασίας των Καταναλωτών
Εισηγητής: ο κ. Paul Lannoye

5. Η κατάρτιση των πρακτικών γιατρών
(παράγραφος 3)
Άλλοι κλάδοι, όπως η ανακλασιοθεραπεία, η αρωματοθεραπεία, οι παραδοσιακές ανατολικές μαλάξεις, η ιριδολογία κλπ. ασκούνται συμπληρωματικά προς ευρύτερες θεραπευτικές τεχνικές, όπως η συμβατική δυτική ιατρική, η ομοιοπαθητική, η φυτοθεραπεία, η θεραπεία με φυσικά μέσα κλπ. ή συμπληρώνοντας η μια τεχνική την άλλη, και οι πρακτικοί γιατροί των κλάδων αυτών δεν διανοούνται εν γένει να ασκήσουν τη δραστηριότητά τους με πλήρη αυτονομία. Η διαγνωστική και οι αρμοδιότητες που έχουν σχέση με αυτήν πρέπει να περιορίζονται στην ερμηνεία των συμπτωμάτων ή των συνθηκών που εντοπίστηκαν ήδη από τους γενικούς γιατρούς (της συμβατικής ή άλλης ιατρικής). Θα ήταν επομένως άσκοπο να απαιτηθεί από τους πρακτικούς αυτούς γιατρούς πλήρης πανεπιστημιακή κατάρτιση, πρέπει όμως να προβλεφθεί κατάρτιση υψηλού επιπέδου.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+REPORT+A4-1997-0075+0+DOC+XML+V0//EL

Παρασκευή, 15 Μαΐου 2015

Εισαγωγική ομιλία με θέμα "Ορθοπεδική Ρεφλεξολογία και Ιπποκρατική Ανάτριψη για (Πρωτ)αθλητές"

Αγαπητοί συνάδελφοι του Βορρά,


σας απευθύνω πρόσκληση με αφορμή τον δεύτερο αγώνα διεκδίκησης του τίτλου Πρωταθλητή Ελλάδος στο Handball για το 2015, στην Α1 Ανδρών.

Ο δεύτερος τελικός μεταξύ των ομάδων ΠΑΟΚ και Διομήδης Άργους θα διεξαχθεί στις 27 Μαΐου στην Θεσσαλονίκη. 
Την ημέρα εκείνη και πριν τον αγώνα σας καλώ στην ομιλία μου με θέμα "Ορθοπεδική Ρεφλεξολογία και Ιπποκρατική Ανάτριψη για (Πρωτ)αθλητές".

Η ομιλία θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο ξενοδοχείο Νεφέλη στο Πανόραμα σε ώρα που θα ανακοινωθεί το δυνατόν συντομότερα.
Πρωινή ή μεσημεριανή ώρα το βέβαιο!
Διάρκεια 60 λεπτά.

Σε ένα πνεύμα ειλικρινής άμιλλας και εφόσον κάποιος(οι) συνάδελφοι το επιθυμούν να προσφέρουν, τουλάχιστον εθελοντικά* όπως εγώ στο Διομήδη, θα προχωρήσω σε κινήσεις να σας φέρω σε επαφή με ανθρώπους της ομάδας του ΠΑΟΚ (Παοκάρα!) ώστε να εργαστείτε προσφέροντας Ρεφλεξολογία στους αθλητές του ΠΑΟΚ την ερχόμενη περίοδο.

Γνωρίζω τουλάχιστον έναν παιχταρά του ΠΑΟΚ που θα το ήθελε πολύ.

Η πρόθεση μου αυτή είναι σύμφωνη με την νοοτροπία του συλλόγου Διομήδη, και είμαι περήφανος που είμαι μέλος του συλλόγου.

Στην παρουσίαση, ο Προπονητής μας Δημήτρης Δημητρούλιας έχει ήδη εκδηλώσει την διάθεση του να μιλήσει σε εσάς για το θέμα. Έχω περιέργεια να τον ακούσω. Το πρότεινε μόνος του και είμαι ευγνώμων.
Όπως επίσης και στον Πρόεδρο μας Κώστα Βλαχοσπύρο που αμέσως απάντησε θετικά στο αίτημα μου να πραγματοποιήσω αυτή την ομιλία.

Το Ελληνικό Handball και η Ρεφλεξολογία έχουν πολλά περιθώρια προόδου, ...ίσως προοδεύσουν μαζί.

Στο τέλος όλοι μαζί ίσως δώσουμε ένα μικρό, έστω ένα ασήμαντο παράδειγμα του πως ένας τελικός φέρνει ανθρώπους, ομάδες, πόλεις και φιλάθλους κοντά.

Όσα φτάνει το χέρι μας να φέρει τουλάχιστον!
Οι αθλητές ας τα βρουν μεταξύ τους στο γήπεδο.

Τιμή και δόξα σε όλους τους αθλητές, με υγεία!


Πως θα έρθετε:
 http://www.nepheli.gr/site/page/%CE%BE%CE%B5%CE%BD%CE%BF%CE%B4%CE%BF%CF%87%CE%B5%CE%B9%CE%BF-%CE%B8%CE%B5%CF%83%CF%83%CE%B1%CE%BB%CE%BF%CE%BD%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%B7-%CF%80%CE%B1%CE%BD%CE%BF%CF%81%CE%B1%CE%BC%CE%B1?CMCCode=1008&extLang

* Εθελοντικά είναι κάτι σχετικό, διότι ενώ δεν αμείβομαι με χρηματικό αντίτιμο, καθημερινά ανταμείβομαι με πολυποίκιλους τρόπους.

Τετάρτη, 13 Μαΐου 2015

Σεμινάριο Αγιουρβεδικής Ρεφλεξολογίας τον Οκτώβριο 2015

Μετά την επιτυχία που είχε το 2013, είμαστε στην ευχάριστη θέση να σας ανακοινώσουμε την πραγματοποίηση, για 2η φορά στην Ελλάδα, σεμιναρίου Αγιουρβεδικής Ρεφλεξολογίας από την ιδρύτρια της μοναδικής μεθόδου, κ. Σάρον Στάθης (Sharon Stathis).



3-4 Οκτωβρίου 2015
Ayurvedic ReflexologySMART 1



Η Αγιουρβεδική Ρεφλεξολογία αποτελεί το αποτέλεσμα του συγκερασμού,  μεταξύ των αυθεντικών Ινδικών πρακτικών της Αγιουρβέδας, και αυτές της σύγχρονης Ρεφλεξολογίας. Το τελικό αποτέλεσμα αποτελεί ισχυρό εφόδιο για την εργασία στα ενεργειακά συστήματα του σώματος.
Η Σάρον εδώ και χρόνια αφοσιώθηκε στο να συμπυκνώσει το πολύπλοκο Αγιουρβεδικό σύστημα σε μία ευκόλως κατανοήσιμη μορφή για δυτικούς επαγγελματίες σωματοθεραπευτές.

 Από την αρχική σύλληψη, η Σάρον δημιούργησε τις διδακτικές ενότητες   




Περιγραφή Σεμιναρίου, Αγιουρβέδα σημαίνει Η Τέχνη (γνώση) της Ζωής.  

Στην σύγχρονη Ινδία, τα πόδια κατέχουν σεβαστή θέση, και η Αγιουρβέδα τους δίνει ιδιαίτερη έμφαση και προσοχή μέσω της Padabhyanga (Αγιουρβεδικό ή Ινδικό μασάζ ποδιών) το οποίο είναι και το θέμα του εν λόγω σεμιναρίου.

Οι παρακολουθούντες θα μάθουν την βασική Αγιουρβεδική φιλοσοφία, το Αγιουρβεδικό μασάζ ποδιών, Αγιουρβεδική αρωματοθεραπεία όπως εφαρμόζεται στα πόδια, η σχέση της Ρεφλεξολογίας και του Αγιουρβεδικού μασάζ ποδιών και, πως μπορούν αποτελεσματικά και επιτυχημένα να συνδυαστούν.

Την μετάφραση του σεμιναρίου θα κάνει ο Σπύρος Δημητράκουλας με την μορφή της διαδοχικής διερμηνείας.


Περιεχόμενο σεμιναρίου:

Αρχές Αγιουρβέδας

Αρχές  Ρεφλεξολογίας

Οφέλη και αντενδείξεις του Αγιουρβεδικού μασάζ

Λάδια βάσης της Αγιουρβέδα




Θεωρία σημείων μάρμα και εφαρμογή στα πόδια

Η ακολουθία της Αγιουρβεδικής Ρεφλεξολογίας

Αγιουρβεδικά αιθέρια έλαια

Πρόγραμμα αυτό-βοήθειας 



Το σεμινάριο θα διεξαχθεί στο ΕΕΣ Natural Health Science, Πανδρόσου  31, Π. Φάληρο.


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Προϋποθέσεις Γνώση της Ρεφλεξολογίας είναι θεμιτή, αλλά όχι απαραίτητη.

Εκπαιδευμένοι σωματοθεραπευτές μπορούν να παρακολουθήσουν τις εργασίες του σεμιναρίου ώστε να εμπλουτίσουν τις δεξιότητες τους. Ωστόσο η παρακολούθηση του σεμιναρίου δεν αρκεί ώστε να γίνει κανείς μέλος των σωματείων ΣΕΡ και/ή ΠΕΣΡ.





Κυριακή, 5 Απριλίου 2015

Reflexology and Sports Related Injuries

Article written for the ICR International Council of Reflexologists Newsletter March 2015 here.


It has been a long time now since Eunice Ingham first started visiting clinics and hospitals trying out Reflexology in order to formulate her chart, but also to inform patients and physicians about our beneficial method. So nowadays it comes as no surprise when we hear that Reflexology has been integrated into that clinic or that hospice or other medical settings for that matter.

There is another area though that Reflexology has proven worthy of integration but unfortunately this is not well known, neither researched nor documented thoroughly. This area would the area of sports. Athletes either your average weekend warrior or the high performance athlete all want to live up to the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius”, latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger” In order to do this they too require wellbeing, stamina, health and a injury free status.

Reflexology most of the time will not be their first choice in order to acquire these elements. 

But as is with most of our “ordinary” clients seeking to resolve health issues, athletes will come to us when they have tried everything else. This means that by the time they visit us, a possible muscle strain for example, will be chronic and unresolved.

Hopefully one day when a Reflexologist has built his reputation, athletes will be requesting his/her services much sooner, possibly even sports clubs will integrate us in their standard medical team.

What are we good at?

There are definitely quite a few areas that are modality will prove of benefit to all athletes.
One of my favorites has to do exactly with our immediate influence on the feet. Of course we work through a concept of an exact reflection of the human body on the feet, thus affecting it indirectly, but is there anyone who will deny the direct relief to the feet themselves offered by the experienced and loving hands of a reflexologist? 
So yes, we still remember and live by Eunice Ingham’s dictum 

"If you're feeling out of kilter. Don't know why or what about. Let your feet reveal the answer. Find the sore spot, work it out".

But, besides what that sore spot refers too, will our hands not loosen up all the joints in the feet, thus loosening up all the bodies’ joints? Let’s take as an example the most common stiff big toe (Hallux Rigidus). In sports (and in life!) this joint is very important because it has to bend every time you take a step, jump, and run or propel yourself.  If the joint starts to stiffen, even walking can become painful and difficult.
 
So, among numerous sports, imagine if a swimmer or a diver has a stiff big toe, will he/she propel themselves from the diving board or every time they flip turn inside the pool the best they can? The answer is no! 



Obviously besides thumb walking, I like to work on this joint sitting on the side of the foot and holding it between the base of the palms of my hands pumping it and gently rubbing it with circular movement. After a while the joint softens and loosens up. To finish off I like to practice a wave like traction movement on the two joints of the big toe. Many times I hear the popping release sound the joint makes, but I never struggle to make this happen, if it does good, if not no problem. Anything else I consider invasive. Of course when I approach such an issue I will obviously ask the athlete about any complaints/issues in the head/neck area (organs and myoskeletal), and have a look out for signs along the spleen and liver meridians since they too are associated with the big toe.

Let me finish off on this part by saying that I pay extra attention in loosening all toes and opening up the metatarsals. Besides a stronger push off phase, this spreading offers more stability and flexibility that will be utilized by the athlete. It will also improve proprioception and in cases of pain conditions associated with the sclerotomes of the feet, for example low back pain, you will be stimulating the normal somatosensory input that closes the pain gate thus hopefully reducing the perception of pain.

Another area that definitely stands out is that of issues regarding the digestive track. We all know that reflexology is beneficial and has an immediate effect on the autonomous nervous system thus on the organs because the two major nerves involved in Reflexology, the tibial nerve and the median nerve have a high neurovisceral portion (Barral-Croibier)

In sports, athletes especially high performance ones, are trained to not complain about pains and aches this is part of their life so they build tolerance, and this has to do mostly with their myoskeletal system. But they are still human and under stress, so it is very common to encounter a hiatal hernia or acid reflux or constipation. Now something strange that cannot be easily explained happens often here.  I will ask them while working on their feet and feeling something at a given reflex “is there anything wrong or are you concerned with your ….stomach, for example?” And the answer will be “yes”, but not in a concerned way, rather in a “…do not concern yourself with that, make sure my shoulder is alright.” Be on the lookout for these issues and treat them accordingly. It is imperative that a form of “training“ take place here on the importance of the digestive system for example and a more wholistic approach to health, or that shoulder will possibly not be alright.


In order to treat these issues the area we are interested in is definitely the solar plexus. Inghams solar plexus on the diaphragm line has proven worthy many many times. 



Let me just add the solar plexus reflex according to nerve reflexology (Nico Pauly). This would be placed on the plantar aspect of the base of the first metatarsal bone and the plantar surface of the medial cuneiform bone, all in zone 1. I love this reflex because besides the solar plexus reflex, close to it is the adrenal reflex and the attachment of peroneus longus.
Peroneus longus is important because of its connection in myofascial terms with the lateral line which coincides with the gallbladder meridian.
According to Tom Myers: Postural function of this Lateral line is to balance the front - back and the left - right sides of the body; it also mediates forces among other lines. This line can bend the body, flex the trunk, and function as a brake for any lateral and rotational movements. It participates in frontward or backward movement by "containing it". When we use this line in movement we go or turn sideways = think of obstacles in life, avoiding them or looking the other way.
I like using a circular movement with my thumb on this area, move in both directions clockwise-anticlockwise and use the one that feels more relieving to your client. A related article of mine on this topic here.




It is so interesting that though neurologists, physiotherapists and gymnasts have been taught this knowledge, have documented it and researched into this field they do not use it. Reflexologists are the ones who broadly use this therapeutic concept as it was handed down to us by Eunice Ingham in her books. I have to admit though that I have noticed unfortunately the last few years there is a tendency to leave this knowledge out of our basic training. None the less it is a very efficient method for treating pain and assisting various myoskeletal issues.

For example, for a sprained right ankle on the medial side – hallux zone, one could look for the most painful area on the medial side of the left ankle (cross reflex), or the lateral side of the right wrist – thumb zone, (referral area). Upon locating the painful area apply forcible rubbing and in between sedative technique. I advise you to teach the athlete also to do it himself 4-5 times a day, they are more than willing to learn and apply, plus it has remarkable
results.
Other examples are:
biceps brachii – biceps femoris
triceps brachii – quadriceps femoris
first metatarsal – first metacarpal
tibia bone – radial bone




The ear, the face.
The ear chart is a great tool to know of because it might "unblock" something that otherwise would have not. I remember last year towards the end of the championship our team captain had sustained severe muscle strain in his hip after direct contact with the knee of an opponent. Although the medical team was treating it with standard care the player did not feel as the pain was being addressed nor was he gaining mobility. What happened was that I started working on his hip reflex on his ear the morning of game day.



When we met up at court, he anxiously came up to me and showed me his ear; some skin had peeled off from the spot I had been working on. But what was really interesting was that he also showed me his hip, it seems that the internal bruise had surfaced in a couple of hours relieving him of pain but also adding mobility.
The ear is a great tool also to teach athletes to use at home or on their own.


The face is very interesting because I will use it under specific circumstances. Extreme stress is such a circumstance. During competition an athlete might need stimulation, but it is not always easy to offer treatment especially if they are dressed and wearing their shoes ready for competition. When I am with my handball team at the court on game day I touch everyone’s hand, try to see if they are sweating or not, stressed or not. 
So when I find them sweaty/stressed I try to bring balance utilizing the ear and the face. Once during a title game, our star player was not himself in the court. At half time I let the coach speak to all of them and just as they were ready to go out for the second half I asked him how he was. He answered that he did not feel well, something was wrong. I offered to treat him on the face, he gracefully accepted. This was a two minute maximum stimulation, the player had the best game of his career and was announced MVP. I am sure you would like to know what I focused on…,  I followed Ingham’s dictum, “find the sore spot, work it out.”



Like I stated in the beginning ordinary people and athletes come to us when they have first tried everything else. So what is left to try? Chinese medicine is one concept we could and should bring into our reflexology work.
So for general tissues and muscles we should initially palpate and then treat accordingly the earth element reflexes on the feet which would be stomach and spleen/pancreas but also follow the meridian up to just below the knee or elbow respectively. For issues regarding muscles, tendons and ligaments we will do the same but for the wood element meaning the liver and gallbladder reflexes. In my experience the gallbladder reflex is very effective for any muscle issue.

In the early 1960’s George Goodheart came up with the new idea for working with muscles. Goodheart’s research showed that most muscles have an association with internal organs through the meridian system. Through this concept he devised a system of therapy called applied kinesiology. The association of each organ/meridian and muscle follows.

Small intenstine - Abdominals, Quadriceps
Triple Heater- Sartorius, Gastrocnemius, Soleus & Gracilis (Adrenals), Teres Minor (Thyroid)
Heart - Subscapularis
Pericard - Adductors, Piriformis, Gluteus
Stomach - Neck Flexors and Extensors, Levator Scapula, Pectoralis Major Clavicular, Brachioradialis
Spleen/Pancreas - Trapezius (M & L), Triceps, Latissimus Dorsi, Palms, Opponens Pollicis Longus
Large intenstine - Hamstrings, Fascia Lata, Quadratus Lumborum
Lungs - Deltoid, Diaphragm, Coracobrachialis, Serratus Anterior
Urinary Bladder - Sacrospinalis, Anterior & Posterior Tibialis, Peroneus
Governor vessel - Teres Major
Kidney - Psoas, Iliacus, Upper Trapezius
Conception Vessel
Supraspinatus
Gallbladder - Popliteus, Anterior Deltoid
Liver - Rhomboids, Pectoralis Major Sternal

So, when do we use this knowledge? 
Many conditions that seem to be of a mechanical nature may not have mechanical etiology. It might be caused by organic, Chi, lymphatic or emotional conditions and the mechanical condition is where the athlete is housing the symptoms. One good way to find out is to ask how the condition appeared. If it was a direct injury or sprain then standard procedures may be used. If the answer is “it happened suddenly or built up slowly” then we are not dealing with mechanical etiology and the therapist has to find out what the real cause is or else the symptoms will return.

LynneBooth is well known in sports reflexology; from her I have been influenced and utilize concepts from her vertical reflex method. The needed weight bearing position of the recipient in this approach offers something that having the client lie down does not. The clients muscle chains are activated and will show tender spots then contrary to having them lie down where their muscle chains will be deactivated possibly showing no tender spots. Give it a try, have them stand for a while and work on the feet, pay attention to the reflex area we recognize as “fallopian tube or seminal vesicle” respectively. Something beautiful happens there but I will let Lynne tell us herself this September in Sheffield.

Lastly I would like to add some knowledge from our colleague Arve Fahvlik (Norway). For any chronic issue, meaning anything over four months, it is safe to assume that the homunculus also has been affected. For example, if an athlete has had a tight left biceps femoris for several months something additionally we could try is to work out the representation of that muscle on the homunculus reflex on the right foot! The homunculus being in the cortex would be around the edge of the thumb. Article source: Introduction to full-body-reflexology - part 4 - by Arve Fahlvik 

As a final piece of advice, if you choose to work closely to athletes, try the best you can to be fit, to be optimistic, psychology is very important, and try not to be affected if they are victorious or when they are not, somebody has to keep the balance. You can cheer silently at home alone later, you can also be sad alone later. 

You will be the one that will feel their anxiety, their pain, their tiredness, you will also be the one that will feel their positive prospective and their joy.  If we are blessed, we might be the person that touches last these super people, before they accomplish the unaccomplishable

Have you ever seen in formula1 racing when it rains that there is someone holding the umbrella over the pilot? This is his therapist!
In conclusion, I know as a certainty that we have a lot to offer in this part of life also. When in high performance sports winning first place or second place comes down to details, reflexology is one such detail.