On the 24th a student of mine offered an initial treatment under my directions.
This included referral areas and cross reflexes, zone reflexology, classic reflexology focusing on the lymphatic system. Duration 90 minutes.
On the 25th the same student offered the same protocol.
On the 26th the athlete attended our class where he was to receive his third treatment. Referral areas and cross reflexes were assesed and attended to accordingly since they were not that sensitive any more. Ear reflexology was also utilized and the application of talcum (cooling effect) to the sprained ankle following Hippocrates directions in accordance to the theory of elements. Duration 1 hour.
On the 27th the athlete received his 4th treatment from another student, this focused on the reflexes of the nervous sytem, endocrine system, the reflexes of the lower leg, lymphatics in a classic reflexology approach but also in a referral area/cross reflex approach. Many many relaxation techniques were applied and especially the pumping technique. Duration 1 hour.
The 28th was game day. The athlete already felt from the 26th that he would participate in the game. Two hours before the game began I was at the court attending to him. Today was a general approach, definetely not "relaxing" rather more stimulating. A general reflexology approach was utilized with sedative techniques, the affected meridian channels were "opened", zone therapy was used for the numbing affect, lymphatic reflexes and a brush was used both for the "air" element and to affect the local nociception threshold.
He also requested attendance to his shoulder.
The athlete was very confident and felt his ankle in very good condition. Off he went to the locker room...
|the lower leg after five days of treatment|
Handball games have a 1 hour duration. It happended that his team was behind during most of the game. At around the 45th minute his coach decided to put him in the game. Alex played well during the remaining minutes.
According to him, his participation was mostly in order to draw the defences attention. His team won that day. Alexandros participated actively and felt minor pain under much strain due to the intensity of the game. Overall he was very satisfied.
I would just like to add something he remarked in front of my students on Thursday the 26th.
"When I become coach, the first "player I will add to my teams roster would be Spiros."
(I am sure he would be satified with an adequately trained reflexologist.)
Alexandros has been a huge fan of reflexology since the Athens Olympics
Paragraph 14 - p177