A first for the Reflexology community is this new work by Moss Arnold with detailed analysis of the theories and practical applications of Reflexology as a serious therapy and science. It is over 400 pages of information covering all aspects of the basics of the science of Reflexology. There are four sections, which covers:
Section 1: Foot Reflexology Theory
Section 2: Reflexology Techniques
Section 3: Systematic Approach to Reflexology
Section 4: Receivers of Reflexology
Plus Appendices and Index
This is a ground breaking book as in Section 1 Moss, for the first time in the history of Reflexology, brings a critical and analytical eye to the current theories of Reflexology and for the first time in print details his theory which he calls the “Anatomical Reflection Theory”, which stated simply is that the two feet reflect the body and all aspects of the body anatomically and proportionately accurately. It is an attempt to place Reflexology theory on a more solid foundation, which is the reason for this current work. Section 1 is concluded with a new far more detailed and accurate Reflexology Foot Chart, with two plantar (sole) charts as well as dorsal (back), medial (inside of the body) and lateral (outside) views as well. Note that the medial view is far more detailed than previous charts as it includes all organs and structure that are bi-lateral, that is on both sides of the body, such as Heart, Liver, Stomach, Pancreas, Transverse colon, Small Intestines, Urinary bladder and male and female reproductive organs.
In Section 2 Moss explains what he does, how he does it and most importantly why, which has been an area sorely missing within the education of Reflexology and in the Reflexology community up until now.
Section 3 includes illustrations of each of the Systems of the body reflected in the feet and there are over 40 illustrations. It took Moss over 2 years to complete these illustrations and the result are far more accurate and detailed charts of the systems of the body reflected in the feet and consequently a new physical Reflexology Foot chart, which is included at the end of Section 1. In the last section Moss has looked at the therapeutic situation in relation to clients and his basic approach to a reflexology consultation and treatment.
This is ground-breaking work and is designed to question current theories and practices with a view to more understanding and expansion, while at the same time challenging Reflexologists to understand what they do and how they do it, so that they can make an informed and conscious decision rather than working mechanically. This will lead to the Reflexologist delivering a more thoughtful and precise treatment for their receivers.
As Moss puts it; “The mechanic verses the artist.”