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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/

How cute is this?

Seeing eye dog Jikara “graduated” from NMIT alongside owner Suzanne Waghorn this week. Picture:
Angie Basdekis Source: News Corp Australia

Ms Waghorn, who lost her sight 13 years ago due to diabetes, received her Diploma in Remedial Massage and a Diploma in Reflexology.

And her clever canine, who was beside her for the entire two-year double diploma, was awarded a special certificate of appreciation.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/central/the-stories-that-made-news-across-melbourne-this-week/story-fngnvlpt-1226928648456

Κυριακή, 1 Ιουνίου 2014

Things do not look so good for Reflexology in the USA at the moment.

Things do not look so good for Reflexology in the USA at the moment.

We have
 been observing the USA mostly because of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as “Obamacare."

This recent developement is definetely ringing bells.

There are lessons to be learnt here!

We find interesting the wording used to describe massage.
Also inside the red square read how "they" resolved the eternal issue of a common definition (could have been a map) independant of so many different reflexology or massage styles.

What follows is the announcement circulating at the moment on Facebook.

We like that the Reflexology Association of America (RAA), the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) and the American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education and Training (ACARET) are working in conjunction on this.

Good luck to you!

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ALERT! The FSMTB (Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards) has just released a document that should be of grave concern to anyone practicing reflexology in the United States. The Model Practice Act sets out to define and regulate the practice of hands-on healing therapies to include pretty well any form of therapeutic touch. If this draft is accepted by the state legislatures and massage boards, it could very well make it IMPOSSIBLE TO PRACTICE REFLEXOLOGY IN THIS COUNTRY WITHOUT A MASSAGE LICENSE, EVEN IN THOSE STATES THAT HAVE EXEMPTED REFLEXOLOGY FROM MASSAGE.
Read the Model Practice Act: http://bit.ly/RMZ0Pg
The public has until JUNE 15 to post comments. PLEASE take a few minutes to post yours in the Article 1 box, Title and Purpose at http://bit.ly/1tYlc7q.
THE RIGHT TO PRACTICE REFLEXOLOGY AND RECEIVE REFLEXOLOGY FROM A TRAINED INDIVIDUAL MAY SOON BE ON THE LINE IF WE DO NOT MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD.
Feel free to use some or all of the wording prepared by the Reflexology Association of America (RAA), the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) and the American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education and Training (ACARET) in your response:
“I feel the draft of the Model Practice Act should be amended to clearly exempt reflexology in writing because...” - put in your own reasons or you can choose from this list:
The profession of Reflexology has its own:
• History, vocabulary, theories, and techniques separate from any other profession. It works primarily with reflexes through the nervous systems versus the musculature. The effect of Reflexology is seen at a distance from where the pressure is applied; its intent is not to change the soft tissue of the body nor to practice medicine in any form. The intent behind Reflexology is to bring the body into balance through the relaxation process, thus promoting stress reduction and well-being.
• Schools and educational programs that far exceed any course taught in massage schools;
• Professional membership associations at the state, national and international levels;
• National certification through an independent, non-profit organization with a psychometrically valid exam;
• 4 State laws (ND, TN, NH, WA) and 33 exemptions from massage laws;
• The AMTA Government Relations Committee strongly recommended in 2003* that reflexology be exempt in proposed legislation citing the following wording: “Persons who restrict their manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body to the hands, feet or ears and do not hold themselves out to be a massage therapist or do massage therapy”;
• Over 300 Research studies from around the world to prove the efficacy and safety of Reflexology.
Your comments should end with the phrase: “All of the above points demonstrate the uniqueness and independence of the field of reflexology. Therefore I am respectfully requesting clear wording within the document that excludes reflexology from being considered a sub-technique of massage.”
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH REFLEXOLOGISTS AND REFLEXOLOGY CLIENTS WHO STAND TO LOSE THEIR TRAINED PRACTITIONER.