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Παρασκευή, 5 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Aromatherapy and Reflexology Drastically Reduce Pain, Anxiety in Cervical Cancer Treatment

Pharmacologic integrative medicine approaches such as aromatherapy and reflexology can dramatically reduce the pain and anxiety associated with cervical radiation therapy, according to a clinical study currently underway at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).

In an interview with CURE, Lisa Blackburn, MS, APRN, clinical oncology nurse specialist at The OSUCCC – James and principal investigator of the study, discussed how the study came to be and what it means for patients with not just cervical cancer, but other types of cancer as well.

Τετάρτη, 3 Οκτωβρίου 2018

Ορθοπεδική Ρεφλεξολογία Σεμινάριο 2018

Έτσι, στο παιδί, οι δάκτυλοι των χειρών και των ποδιών αποχωρίζονται ο ένας από τον άλλον. Έπειτα φύονται οι όνυχες στα άκρα τους, γιατί όλα τα αγγεία του σώματος καταλήγουν στους δακτύλους των ποδών και των χειρών. Τα παχύτερα από αυτά βρίσκονται στην κεφαλή, έπειτα, στα σκέλη, στους βραχίονες και στα αντιβράχια, στα πόδια και στα χέρια υπάρχουν τα λεπτότερα, σφιχτότερα και περισσότερα αγγεία, όπως επίσης τα λεπτότερα, σφιχτότερα και περισσότερα νεύρα και τα μικρότερα οστά. Έτσι είναι οι δάκτυλοι των χειρών και των ποδών.
– 19. Πέρι της φύσεως του παιδιού, Ιπποκράτης

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Σάββατο, 22 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

Wessex Cancer Trust centre

We have complimentary therapies too so aroma therapy, massage, reflexology, facials and a few others including reiki.’ Tina says the Wessex Cancer Trust centre is about providing a holistic approach for people with cancer and dealing with the mental side affects of a diagnosis. For many, it is this they need help with once their treatment has come to an end. Tina adds: ‘The hospital meets the clinical needs but we meet the mental and wellbeing needs.

FREE RAC's Reflexology Magazine

Congratulations to Reflexology Association of Canada for openly sharing their magazine to all!
This association has changed during the last year for the better and we wish them to continue with success and inspire others in the same direction.
For the good of reflexology, reflexologists and the recipients of this wonderfull therapy!

Orthopedic Reflexology to be hosted at their annual conference and a workshop is schedualed also.

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Τετάρτη, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2018

How is reflexology in Israel?

Hippocratic Anatripsis courses 2018 London & Dublin

Johan Cruyff and reflexology!

Later, at Barcelona, I brought in a 
Reflexologist, because all the energy in the body always comes out through the feet. You took on someone like that because he might be able to add on something new.Source here 

Little feet...

Little feet, so rich with charm, 
May you never come to harm. 
As I bend and proudly blow 
Laughter out of every toe, 
This pray, that God above 
Shall protect you with His love,
And shall guide those little feet
Safely down life's broader street.

by Edgar Albert Guest

Εκπαίδευση Ρεφλεξολογίας 2018

Αυτή την Κυριακή στις 3:30μμ στο παράρτημα της σχολής στο Περιστέρι θα πραγματοποιηθεί η εισαγωγική ομιλία για το μάθημα της ρεφλεξολογίας.

Το πρόγραμμα των εισαγωγικών ομιλιών (ελεύθερη είσοδο) για τα δύο επόμενα ΣΚ εδώ 
Διευθύνσεις των σχολών, χάρτες εδώ.

Πέμπτη, 30 Αυγούστου 2018

Today we look to the stars...

A weightless environment has a huge impact on the human body, muscles deteriorate, the th astronaughts have to learn to walk again.
Its like uploading an app in your software, connecting the vestibular system to your feet again.
skin on the soles molt and once back to ear
Researchers are looking into all these changes, but Canadian scientists might have some great information for reflexologists in the future to assist in balance control and those bedridden.
Come to think of it, it might be a good idea for space programs to recruit reflexologists to see if they can help astronaughts once back on earth to get on their feet again!
NASA anyone 👽🚀
"The research team hypothesized that to make up for the lack of vestibular (inner-ear) information while in space, select skin receptors in the soles of astronauts' feet become increasingly sensitive in order to "re-weight" the sensory system.
The research team hopes that the study will identify the most critical receptors in the foot, which could then be targeted and re-activated among members of the aging population to offset sensitivity loss, which can lead to a loss in balance control and a greater number of falls."

FIU debuts East Coast’s first reflexology path at a public institution

The Biscayne Bay Campus community recently celebrated the unveiling of itsvery own reflexology path—the first of its kind at a public institution on the East Coast.

“The reflexology path is a reminder about the importance of wellbeing, about the importance of having balance, and about the importance of a holistic lifestyle,” said President Mark B. Rosenberg.
The reflexology path at BBC will be available to students, faculty and staff, as well as the greater North Miami community to promote health and wellness. Members of the Reflexology Club and Reflexology Ambassadors will be available to explain the path to anyone interested in learning more about it.

Τρίτη, 7 Αυγούστου 2018

Anthony Larkin passed away.

I remember him before the facebook era, when there were just google groups. Very helpfull and passionate reflexologist.
A big influence worldwide.
He was proud of having the biggest collection of reflexology books.

So sorry to not have met him in person.

In the early hours of Wednesday 18 July 2018, the 199th day of the year, I lost my dad Anthony Larkin where he was in the intensive care unit in University Hospital Waterford. The above is a poem I read to him to send him comfortably on his way.
He carved his own niche in the world being one of the key players and trailblazers in reflexology and reiki in Ireland and cited in many reflexology books internationally, helping so many people with their health, and teaching so many more across the country. He was also a well regarded Chiropodist and chiropody was a love of his going back many years. He was technology mad and loved keeping in the know with the latest Nikon cameras and Apple gear.
He has been the best, thoughtful and understanding dad anyone could ask for. Daddy was a character, full of wit and ways with words. He was brazen and would say anything to anyone. His stories often seemed exaggerated but we're learning that the more the exaggerated they sounded the more true they actually were. Everyone has an Anthony story and if you have any to share we would love to hear them. Comment below (please note it's public) or message me privately.
He was renowned for his choices in food and a visionary when it came to trying to communicate what he wanted to restaurant staff. This included his mantra when requesting no garnish
"I want steak and chips, no slurry or silage, not even flowers on the plate."
RIP Anthony Larkin 'the foot man' 1945-2018. Far too young to go so quickly.

Official College of Nursing of Barcelona

Just at the moment when most are shouting against the pseudosciences , the Official College of Nursing of Barcelona launches a complete program of " natural and complementary workshops " for health personnel. Fourteen courses that aim to bring attendees to practices such as reiki, reflexotherapy or floral therapy for 9 months.

The rule of the artery is absolute....

I believe the words of Andrew T. Still founder of
osteopathy and osteopathic medicine.are very much in line with what Eunice Ingham proposed.

In 'Autobiography of Andrew T. Still', published in 1908, Still wrote...
“The rule of the artery is absolute, universal, and must be unobstructed or disease will result.”
“It is a living substance whose function is to build or construct, and when hindered in its passage through the capillaries and into the veins it proceeds to build up abnormal growths and structures.”

Σάββατο, 4 Αυγούστου 2018

They are exploring the world described by Eunice Ingham as "referrall areas".

"We found that adaptive learning with the hand affects cerebellar–motor cortex connectivity, not only for the trained hand, but also for an untrained leg muscle, an effect likely related to intereffector transfer of learning."
"The measurements from these subjects showed that the connectivity between the cerebellum and the motor cortex changed not just for the areas of the motor cortex that controlled the right hand, but also in the areas known to control the right foot."…/2017/…/170330132415.htm

"I have a secret, my father is Steve Jobs."

A heartbreaking story between a thirsty for love daughter and her successfull yet imperfect father. 
During the last year or so of his life, she was there as his health faded. She’d given up on the possibility of some kind of “grand reconciliation,” but you get the sense from her writing that she still loved her father, in spite of everything. 

Three months before he (Jobs) died and during one of her numerous visits to his death bed, the Brazilian Buddhist monk by his side possibly suggested the means of redemption.
The touching of the feet...  was for both of you.


Hippocratic Anatripsis Massage Course Ireland/London

Hippocratic Anatripsis (rubbing – kneading) is a Two Day Massage Training Course following the principles as taught by Hippocrates and Galen.  During this training practitioners will learn to work along the pathways of the four Hippocratic veins (meridians). Of these four main pathways, three of them travel along the myoskeletal system and one along the viscera. They are intertwined (connected and interconnected) not only amongst themselves, but also with the nervous system and have an effect on our thoughts, emotions and energy centres (as described by Plato in the dialogue Timaeus).
This training will focus on the practical hands on techniques, mostly with the recipient fully clothed or at times partially draped. Hippocrates and Galen describe many mediums to use with Anatripsis, all result with a unique effect. This will be discussed during the course. For the purpose of this two day training,and the comfort and ease of the participants, we will also learn how to be efficient utilizing the medium of cloth. In addition, part of the course will also include learning more on the nervous system and on the treatment of chronic and unresolved pain.
This training day is open to both reflexologists and massage therapists alike who wish to complement their existing skills. For those who have already trained in Orthopedic Reflexology the pre-existing knowledge and practical approaches taught will now be applied to the rest of the body.  It is also suitable for those looking to expand their work in the area of sports, with the elderly, or in any target group that has an objective difficulty in undraping.
The techniques that will be taught have been utilized by Spiros successfully in his private practice, the Athens Classic Marathon, the Aretaieio Hospital pain clinic (Athens), and was considered the main factor for the successful outcome of the Diomidis Handball team (Argos-Greece) winning the Greek championship and the European Cup in 2011/12.

Walmer College Dublin Raheny Oct 20th and 21st 2018
Contact: or

LondonColumbia Hotel, 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS
Course Date: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2018 Link:

Τρίτη, 3 Ιουλίου 2018

Regional interdependence and reflexology

In the Orthopedic Reflexology approach, besides Eunice Ingham's expalnation on how Reflexology works (crystal formation/ circulation obstruction), we examine and study other possible mechanisms for the effect of reflexology.

One such possible mechanism might be what is known as regional interdependence, especially for persistent and chronic pain cases. These are the cases the vast majority of reflexologists face in their every day practise.

Simply put, regional interdependence is the concept that seemingly unrelated impairments in a remote anatomical region may contribute to, or be associated with, the patient’s primary complaint. Current research has shown that regional interdependence can be affected not only by other regions in the musculoskeletal system but impairements from varying body systems and regions. It is important to remember, that regional interdependence is different than referred pain.

With respect to reflexology, the ankle joint is a mobile joint and it correlates
Illustration property of Adam Thomas for Balacing touch
(reflexology) to the hip joint which again is a mobile joint. If the ankle joint from mobile becomes immobile then other joints will possibly be effected. The trained reflexologist will pick up this immobility (crystals, calcifications, nerve endings) and with skill and patience try to benefit this joint working out the "findings" and possibly correcting the mobility which in turn will have a positive effect on the hip joint.

If you would like a more simpler explanation, maybe these lyrics from The Skeleton Dance will help...

The foot bone’s connected to the leg bone.
The leg bone’s connected to the knee bone.
The knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone.
Doin’ the skeleton dance.

This video is also helpfull, take notice that the description stops at the ankle joint, wonders if the alteration between stable and mobile joints continues way down to the phalanges.

Παρασκευή, 22 Ιουνίου 2018

Harrogate leads UK with new cancer treatment school

The school which will be based at the Trust’s Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, but also at Rudding Park, will deliver courses in complementary therapies.
He said “The reflexology treatments that Denise received from Julie allowed her to not only have a physical but also a mental break from dealing with cancer. “She came home usually exhausted but the next day, and several days after, having been able to sleep properly she was more her old self and a wife and mum not an ill lady with cancer. “Really it was the only time she was able to sleep properly and then eat proper portions and enjoy her food again.
During their royal visit to the Sir Robert Ogden Centre, Denise had the chance to tell Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall about the benefits of complementary therapy.

PM Narendra Modi's new fitness video is a lesson in reflexology

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seen performing some stretches and yoga poses in his new fitness video. He can also be seen doing foot reflexology path, an exercise that helps to improve health and well-being.

Experiences of breast cancer related lymphoedema and the use of reflexology for managing swelling: A qualitative study


Background and purpose

An estimated 1 in 5 women surviving breast cancer will go on to develop breast cancer related lymphoedema (BCRL). There is a gap in the literature capturing experiences of people living with BCRL who use complementary therapies.

Materials and methods

Data were collected from 26 participants via a semi-structured interview. Questioning centred around their personal experiences of living with lymphoedema, and their use of reflexology lymphatic drainage.


Four main themes emerged which comprised physical and psycho-social impacts of lymphoedema, experiences of physical change, and the return of optimism. RLD treatment was considered pleasant and non invasive, and the reduction in swelling helped with pain and mobility.


The main conclusion from this qualitative evaluation was that participants perceived benefit on physical and psychological levels. Participation in the study appeared to help re-engagement with normal life. Further research is needed to quantify the changes in these parameters.


  • Breast cancer
  • Lymphoedema
  • Lymphedema
  • Reflexology lymphatic drainage