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Πέμπτη, 26 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

RiEN announcement for the upcoming conference in Madeira

We would like to let you know that we have the pleasure of possesing 12 abstracts that will be reviewed “blind” by the board.

They are mostly from "new" presenters, or from ones that have not spoken at a conference in quite a while!
We are confident that the best RiEN conference program for Madeira will come forth and we would like to thank those who sent in their abstracts for this.

RiEN is about contributing and participating, it is a priority for us to let you, the members, have the oppurtunity to share your good work.

We would also like to let you know that the members of the RiEN board where asked NOT to send in proposals.

So, who will stand in front of us in May...
Soon we will all know.

World Reflexology Week 2013

This week is World Reflexology Week and we would like to wish everyone success in their scheduled projects.

If you have nothing planned try contacting your association, we are confident that they will have at least one promotional event sc...
hedualed. So participate and spread the word of Reflexology.

If you are shy, preoccupied or else, why not try this from home?

Upload a picture of your feet and break the record for the Largest Online Photo Album of Feet. You will get your very own digital certificate of participation and be in with the chance to make it into the record-books! We need 50,000 people to help us set a new official world record.

It could be classified as trivial, it could be also classified as fun.
Put up your feet with your own drawn in chart, or with your associations logo, or your school logo, or modalities logo, everything goes.
Share it too, and lets see what happens.

They have 1388 pictures but need 50.000 to break the Guiness world record.
Here is RiENs picture as an example.

Enjoy World Reflexology Week!

Only in New York, gotta love the Big Apple!

Happy World Reflexology Week (WRW),
Sept. 22-29, 2013.

Many thanks to Lynn Levy, Carol Schwartz, Patricia Sanzone, Louise Ng (photo) and Brian Shepherd (additional support). In August we met to re-enact an Egyptian tomb painting. What a fun afternoon! Usually we get together for work, but this was different. We channeled Ancient Reflexology in 21st century Brooklyn, NY. It was a great afternoon.

My first fb friend to post the link to the respective page on my website containing the "original tomb painting" will receive a complimentary 30-minute long facial reflexology session and will be taught simple self care done on face and the 4 Essential Reflexes (done on hands) - don't miss this chance (visit Facial Reflexology rocks for wellness and as natural botox! Happy World Reflexology Week (WRW), Sept. 22-29, 2013.

— with Lynn Levy and 3 others at Downtown Brooklyn.

By Birgit Nagele

Τρίτη, 17 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

A new Egyptian hieroglyphic to be presented at the 14th ICR conference at S.Africa

Upon preparing our presentation on Orthopedic Reflexology for the 14th ICR conference, the Gods of Olympus favoured us once more.
This time they presented to us, the findings of a passionate mans work, a man who is not a Reflexologist!

We have come upon new infomation having to do with the Egyptian hieroglyphic of Ankhmahor (which is already well known), but also with new one(s) from other tombs.

These findings will create enthusiasm but also new speculation on the origins of Reflexology. Some will be disapointed, and some will be satisfied until the next discovery.

Today we will only show you the hieroglyphic in a more commercial reproduction. The actual bas-relief picture, and all relevant information with references to the men behind its discovery will be announced at the ICR conference.

After the conference, we will circulate this reproduction without the watermark of Ioulia Chroni (OR tutor) who is the artist behind this commercial reproduction, and the Orthopedic Reflexology logo so everyone can enjoy, and use as they see appropriate.

Acknowledging credits to Ioulia always of course, is the Hippocratic way after all.


Researching history is consistent with Orthopedic Reflexology speculation, because Hippocrates dictates this to us, especially in the following passage from the book "On Ancient Medicine", actually his son in law Polybus wrote this book.  

On Ancient Medicine
2. But all these requisites belong of old to Medicine, and an origin and way have been found out, by which many and elegant discoveries have been made, during a length of time, and others will yet be found out, if a person possessed of the proper ability, and knowing those discoveries which have been made, should proceed from them to prosecute his investigations. But whoever, rejecting and despising all these, attempts to pursue another course and form of inquiry, and says he has discovered anything, is deceived himself and deceives others, for the thing is impossible.



Κυριακή, 15 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Combine Orthopedic Reflexology education with a holiday in Greece!

Take your existing knowledge to a higher level.
Go Greek, train in Greece.

Combine education with vacation!

We are offering our courses at these "attractive" prices in order to facilitate your travel and accommodation to/in Greece.

Orthopedic Reflexology (OR) levels 1&2(2 is
optional) + Hippocratic anatripsis and here (optional)

Will be offered in 2014:

Argos/Nafplio Peloponesse

June 28th/29th OR Level 1,

June 30th/July 1st OR Level 2

July 2nd/3rd Hippocratic anatripsis


September 6th/7th OR Level 1

September 8th/9th OR Level 2

September 10th/11th Hippocratic anatripsis

Early bird price until November 2013,
150 Euro for each two day module.
Book all three modules for the price of
360 Euro!
Theory (notes)and Practice will be in the English language.
You will have to arrange your travel and stay on your own. Of course we can recommend if you like.


Spiros Dimitrakoulas - Reflexologist
Ioulia Chroni - Physiotherapist/Reflexologist
Two of the first four Reflexologists to work in the Pain Clinic of the Aretaieio Hospital in Athens. 

Orthopedic Reflexology is about utilizing the experience one has obtained in discriminating the reflex areas or the condition of the foot's tissues and then applying the correct technique, the proper amount of pressure for the appropriate amount of time, to achieve the "medium" as taught by Hippocrates in order for nature to heal. Orthopedic Reflexology practitioners use the condition of the tissues of the feet as a guide. Anatomical charts to understand the reflexes, zones, meridians and fascia, as well as to effectively manipulate the feet.
Level 1 & 2 will teach the theory and practical approaches of Hippocrates and Galens guide on the effects of "rubbing" – Anatripsis; the four meridians of Hippocrates, Orthopedic reflexology maps, understanding pain and a deeper exploration of the history and origin of reflexology and the "science" behind it. In Orthopedic Reflexology we also learn how to assist many local foot problems such as halux valgus and hammer toes, which in turn affects and helps treat disorders of the myoskeletal system and the internal organs.
Orthopedic Reflexology is based on the teachings of Hippocrates, the father of western medicine.This regards the art of rubbing - Anatripsis. Hippocrates wrote small concise passages on rubbing which he considered easy to learn and apply. Scattered in the Hippocratic corpus many references to rubbing (and of the feet) can be found.
Please note - Orthopedic reflexology is open to all, not only reflexologists. Therapists who are new to working the feet will notice the differences,  and body workers can integrate the techniques learnt immediately into their practice.

Orthopedic Reflexology Course (Level 1 & 2)

  • Hippocrates and Galens guide on the effects of "rubbing" Anatripsis depending on the combination of the amount of pressure & the duration of time - There are nine different types of combinations, nine different results explained.
  • Anatomy of the foot/ Muscle chains/ Zones/ Chinese meridians/ Nerves
  • Hippocrates 4 pairs of Veins (meridians) 
  • Orthopedic Reflexology Maps
  • Hippocrates Holistic approach
  • The 'science' behind reflexology
  • Explain Pain
  • A Referenced Reflexology History - Why is this important for the outcome of your treatment and for our future as a profession.
During Orthopedic Reflexology Levels 1&2 sufficient time will be given for practicing and understanding Hippocrates approach to rubbing. Students will receive the Hippocrates corpus in digital form, the four Hippocratic meridians and many other resources which can be used for reference purposes and for personal marketing.

Πέμπτη, 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Tissue Density Restoration Massage for Plantar Fascitis

Προσπαθεί να εφαρμόσει τον κανόνα του Ιπποκράτη για τις ανατρίψεις.
She is trying to apply Hippocrates law on "anatripsis"!

Amanda Seyfried and Pierce Brosnan love reflexology too!

Amanda Seyfried, what's on your...

SPEED DIAL: My mother and Sunset Foot Spa, in L.A., for reflexology.


 Pierce Brosnan loves receiving Reflexology says Emma Thompson , ...why wouldn't he? He was filming in France and our French members offer great Reflexology there.

Emma posed for pictures with Pierce at the Canadian film festival and joked about the torture of shooting the movie with him in the south of France.

"It was hell, he's very difficult, constant demands for facials and reflexology," she joked.

Three and four hundred pound men giving a boxer a foot massage?




Η Ωτοθεραπεία είναι μια θεραπευτική μέθοδος στην οποία χρησιμοποιείται το πτερύγιο του αυτιού για να ανακουφίσει τον πόνο, τη δυσλειτουργία και την ασθένεια που εκδηλώνεται σε όλο το σώμα.

Το πτερύγιο του αυτιού είναι ένα πλήρες μικροσύστημα. Στο αυτί αντιπροσωπεύονται όλα τα όργανα, τα οστά, τα συστήματα, όλες οι ανατομικές περιοχές του ανθρώπινου σώματος.

 Ενώ η Ωτοθεραπεία βασίζεται στην αρχαία κινεζική πρακτική του βελονισμού, η σωματική τοπική δράση και αντιστοιχία συγκεκριμένων μερών του σώματος στα συγκεκριμένα μέρη του αυτιού αναπτύχθηκε αρχικά στη Γαλλία. Η πατρότητα της ωτοθεραπείας ανήκει στον Γάλλο ιατρό Δρ. Paul Nogier, ο οποίος ξεκίνησε το 1951 σειρά ερευνών που τον οδήγησε στην ανακάλυψη του μικροσυστήματος του αυτιού και στην θεραπευτική αξία της ωτοθεραπείας.

Η Ωτοθεραπεία μπορεί να εφαρμοστεί και να επιφέρει εντυπωσιακά αποτελέσματα ιδιαίτερα στις περιπτώσεις:

·         Πρώτες βοήθειες

·         Τραυματισμοί (κατάγματα, διαστρέμματα, εγκαύματα κλπ)

·         Νευραλγίες

·         Μετεγχειρητικοί πόνοι και πόνοι από καρκίνο

·         Φλεγμονές και φλεγμονώδεις παθήσεις

·         Ιώσεις

·         Χρόνιες παθήσεις

·         Ψυχικές διαταραχές σχετικές με το Κ.Ν.Σ.

·         Εξαρτήσεις (κάπνισμα, αλκοόλ κλπ)


·         Λόγω του ότι το αυτί είναι μικροσύστημα, τα αποτελέσματα είναι πολύ άμεσα.

·         Τα ποσοστά επιτυχίας  της θεραπείας φτάνουν το 60-90%

·         Είναι ασφαλής μέθοδος με μηδενικές παρενέργειες

·         Συνδυάζεται με την δυτική ιατρική

·         Καλύπτει μεγάλο εύρος παθήσεων












·         ΠΙΕΣΗ –ΜΑΛΑΞΗ









Διδάσκει η κ. Γεωργία Καφούρου (καθηγήτρια Φυσικών Συμπληρωματικών Θεραπειών)

ΔΙΑΡΚΕΙΑ : 2  Σαββατοκύριακα 

ΩΡΕΣ : 10:00-18:00



Μέλη Π.Ε.Σ.Ρ.  200€ (συνολικά),

Μέλη Σ.Ε.Ρ.230€ (συνολικά, 200€ με προκαταβολή 10 ημέρες πριν την ημερομηνία διεξαγωγής του σεμιναρίου) ,

Μη μέλη 260€(συνολικά, 220€ με προκαταβολή 10 ημέρες πριν την ημερομηνία διεξαγωγής του σεμιναρίου)


Σας παρακαλούμε στο καταθετήριο να αναγράψετε το ονομά σας για να αποφευχθούν παρεξηγήσεις.

Σε περίπτωση μη διεξαγωγής του σεμιναρίου οι προκαταβολές θα επιστραφούν .

Μέγιστος αριθμός συμμετεχόντων : 20 άτομα

Θα δοθεί προτεραιότητα σε όσους προκαταβάλουν το 50% ως και 10 ημέρες πριν την ημερομηνία διεξαγωγής του σεμιναρίου.                                      

Θα δοθούν πιστοποιητικά παρακολούθησης σεμιναρίου και η ύλη φωτοτυπημένη

Το  σεμινάριο αυτό ειναι μια ανεξάρτητη ενότητα και δινει στον θεραπευτή -οποιασδήποτε ειδικότητας-πολύτιμη γνώση για την αντιμετώπιση πλήθους περιστατικών. Απευθύνεται σε  όσους ασχολούνται με τις φυσικές συμπληρωματικές θεραπείες αλλά και σε όσους επιθυμούν να διευρίνουν την  θεραπευτική τους εμβέλεια.

Πληροφορίες : 210-6424818 κα Άννα Νάγια

ΠΑΝΕΛΛΗΝΙΟ ΕΠΑΓΓΕΛΜΑΤΙΚΟ ΣΩΜΑΤΕΙΟ ΡΕΦΛΕΞΟΛΟΓΩΝ : Σπαθάρη 2, Πολύγωνο, τ.κ. 114 76, Αθήνα. Τηλ.: 210-6424818, fax :2106451532                                                                                                                                                

Παρασκευή, 6 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Reflexology lymphatic drainage (RLD)

Sally Kay, FFHT, was awarded an FHT Excellence in Practice Award for the
research and development of reflexology lymphatic drainage (RLD), to help with the
management of secondary lymphoedema following breast cancer treatment.

Reflexology lymphatic drainage

RLD is a reflexology technique that
isolates and systematically stimulates the
lymphatic reflexes of the feet, using a
problem-specific sequence. The treatment is
adapted according to the site of secondary
lymphoedema, focusing on the reflexes to
encourage the excess lymph away from
the damaged area towards the nearest
uncompromised lymphatic drainage area.
RLD can also be used when treating clients
with other conditions.

World Reflexology Week Sept 22-28, 2013

What are you planning to do to promote Reflexology and yourself as a Reflexologist during World Reflexology Week?
Way to go Washington!
Governor Jay Inslee has declared Sept 22-28, 2013 as Reflexology Awareness Week in Washington State. This is celebrated in conjunction with World Reflexology Week around the globe.

Photo: Governor Jay Inslee has declared Sept 22-28, 2013 as Reflexology Awareness Week in Washington State. This is celebrated in conjunction with World Reflexology Week around the globe.

Τετάρτη, 4 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Από την αδειοδότηση (licensing) πάλι πίσω στην πιστοποίηση/βεβαίωση (certification) για το επάγγελμα του μασέρ!

Στις ΗΠΑ. Είναι εντυπωσιακό ότι στο Wisconsin αγωνίστηκαν 20 χρόνια για να αναβαθμίσουν το επάγγελμα τους (μασέρ) και τώρα μία επιτροπή εξετάζει ποια επαγγέλματα πρέπει να "κάνουν πίσω βήματα"!

Τρίτη, 3 Σεπτεμβρίου 2013

Koramangala foots the bill for relaxation therapy

Foot reflexology is taking the wellness market by a storm as spas and wellness centres, offering the treatment registering record growth in the segment. An impressive 60 percent of the service buyers belong to the IT sector who head to foot spas post office hours.

Εισαγωγική ομιλία για την ειδικότητα της Ρεφλεξολογίας

στο Εργαστήριο Ελευθέρων Σπουδών Natural Health Science
Παρακολουθήστε τις Εισαγωγικές ομιλίες που σας ενδιαφέρουν για να ενημερωθείτε για τα σχετικά μαθήματα και το περιεχόμενο που θα διδαχθείτε φέτος (2013-2014).

H εισαγωγική ομιλία για την ειδικότητα της Ρεφλεξολογίας και των σεμιναρίων Ιππορατική μάλαξη και Ορυθοπεδική Ρεφλεξολογία, θα πραγματοποιηθούν στις 25 Σεπτεμβρίου και ώρα 16:00 με 20:00, στην διεύθυνση Πανδρόσου 31, Παλαιό Φάληρο.


Τηλ: 210.9837344 - 210.9825025 - 210.9849276 - Fax: 210.9849057

Ποιοι είναι οι εκπαιδευτές σας, διαβάστε εδώ και εδώ.



In 2014 we will be celebrating the 20th Year of RiEN and it has been decided that the AGM and conference will be in Madeira. The AGM will be on Thursday 8th May, followed by the Conference on the 9th – 11th. Inspired by the European Brain Council pledging to make 2014 the European Year of the Brain, we thought our conference topic be ‘From the top of your head to the tip ...of your toe’ which can include both physical and emotional wellbeing.

Call for Abstracts
If you would like to present at the conference please submit a 500 word abstract outlining what you would plan to talk about to before the 15th September.

Image courtesy of Njaj/