Google Website Translator Gadget_________ ATTENTION "Αγγλικά" is ENGLISH !!!!!

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.

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/health/meet-the-people-running-a-cancer-centre-aiming-to-make-patients-feel-better-1-8640449

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.

Get your free copy here: https://www.reflexologycanada.org/en/refresh-reflexology-magazine/




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."
https://m.footfiles.com/news-and-trends/article/astronaut-still-has-sore-feet-3-months-after-his-year-in-space

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.

https://news.fiu.edu/2018/08/fiu-debuts-east-coasts-first-reflexology-path-at-a-public-institution/125720

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.
http://www.anthonylarkin.com/book-list/foreign-language-reflexology-books/

So sorry to not have met him in person.
R.I.P.

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.

https://www.redaccionmedica.com/autonomias/cataluna/la-enfermeria-barcelonesa-confirma-su-formacion-en-pseudoterapia-hasta-2019-9628

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.”

https://ia800301.us.archive.org/7/items/osteopathyresear00stiliala/osteopathyresear00stiliala.pdf

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."
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/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.






Source: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/08/lisa-brennan-jobs-small-fry-steve-jobs-daughter

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: mtelittlewood@gmail.com or joansbeauty@live.ie









LondonColumbia Hotel, 95-99 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NS
Course Date: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2018 Link:
https://www.reflexologyacademylondon.com/courses/cpd-advanced/hippocratic-anatripis-massage



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, ...me 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.

https://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/news/health/harrogate-leads-uk-with-new-cancer-treatment-school-1-9217100

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.

http://www.timesnownews.com/health/article/pm-narendra-modi-walks-barefoot-on-stones-grass-in-his-new-fitness-video-here-are-5-benefits-of-reflexology-path/239806

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

Abstract

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.

Results

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.

Conclusion

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.

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Lymphoedema
  • Lymphedema
  • Reflexology lymphatic drainage

Κυριακή, 10 Ιουνίου 2018

Orthopedic Reflexology training in Athens Greece Summer 2018


For the 3rd time Orthopedic Reflexology training will be offered to international students in Greece. Our two previous venues were in Tolo/Argos Greece.

This year we are moving to Athens and taking the date venue to the end of summer... at least for most of you, because in Greece summer lasts long.

It is a great oppurtunity to combine a vacation in Greece with one of the most popular and successfull reflexology trainings offered at the moment. 

The adress of the venue will be in the Nea Smirni area near the center of Athens. There are plenty of airbnb at great prices nearby. I can help you out with this also.

The dates of the course are 31st of August 1st & 2nd September 2018 between 9:30 am - 16:30pm.

This gives you more then enough time for sight seeing or enjoying the sea in Greece's capitol. During your 3 day course my full attention will be at you the participants so as to accomodate your visit and you get the most out of it! If you wish I will guide you personally in the afternoon and evening so to make sure you get the most from your visit to Athens.
A visit at the Acropolis museum along with a small sight seeing tour will be organized. In general for those who like, we will spend time together after the course and most likely with other Greek colleagues. (Admission fee's to museums and meals are at the participants expense.)

At this time of the year the sports teams will be getting ready for competition that will begin in September, it is most likely that we will have more then enough of them to practise on!

Orthopedic Reflexology Course Fee: 380euro/320euro* 

*(Early Bird Course Fee until 10th July 2018 included as a gift will be the "cup of greed of Pythagoras", organic beeswax handmade by me and the OR training DVD!)



For persons who have already completed the OR training but wish to attend a 50% discount applies.
Coffee, tea, fresh fruits will be offered at the breaks and are included in the course fee.

For enquiries or to book your place please contact: spirosreflex@gmail.com 


Summer school 2016



Summer school 2017




ORTHOPEDIC REFLEXOLOGY

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.
Orthopedic Reflexology 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.
During this 3 day instructive course you will be taught the anatomy of the feet which will include the four muscle layers, connective tissue e.g plantar fascia and retinaculum, the location of the bones of the feet and the route of the tendons and peripheral nerves entering the feet. Participants will be taught how to effectively treat all these structures, and make correlations within their existing knowledge and integrate the new techniques into their own existing practice.
The basis of the training is learning the theoretical and practical approaches of Hippocrates and Galen on the effects of "rubbing" – Anatripsis, as they have been handed down to us from their original books. Hippocrates describes in detail four main “veins” that are considered the forefather of the Chinese meridians. The Hippocratic veins will be outlined theoretically in detail, and approached practically until the knee and elbow respectively.
During the course attention is given to understanding modern concepts of pain and the “science” behind Reflexology and utilizing this knowledge in our every day work. The history and origin of reflexology is reviewed.
Upon completion of training in Orthopedic Reflexology participants will have the capacity to alleviate complementary to standard care of local foot problems such as hallux valgus and hammer toes, which in turn reflexively affect and help treat disorders found in other parts of the body.
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.
In short...
- if you ever wanted to specialize in the lower limbs (anatomy physiology),
- if you ever wondered why what you already do with Reflexology is helpful,
- if you wonder why you are NOT helping,
- if you ever wanted to be introduced to the sphere of Greek medicine
This course is for you!
The majority of the course is focused on the practical applications of the Orthopedic Reflexology techniques. There are many structures in our feet and each one requires a unique technique.

Orthopedic Reflexology 3 Day Course 

• Hippocrates and Galens guide on the effects of "rubbing" Anatripsis
• Anatomy of the foot
• Hippocrates 4 pairs of Veins (meridians)
• Muscle chains/ Zones/ Chinese meridians/ Nerve pathways
• Orthopedic Reflexology Maps
• Hippocrates Holistic approach
• The 'science' behind reflexology
• Effective techniques for local foot problems such as hallux valgus and hammer toes
• Explain Pain-understanding the modern concepts
• Referenced Reflexology History - Why is this important for the outcome of your treatment and for our future as a profession?

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.


Τετάρτη, 6 Ιουνίου 2018

Cross reflexes

Broke Your Right Arm? Exercise Your Left. It May Help, Really.


If you sprain an ankle or break a wrist this summer and cannot use one of your limbs, the muscles there will weaken and shrink — unless you exercise those same muscles in your other limb.
According to a fascinating new study, working out the muscles on one side of our bodies can keep the muscles on the other side strong and fit, even if we do not move them at all. The finding has implications for injury recovery and also underscores how capable and confounding our bodies can be.

Παρασκευή, 27 Απριλίου 2018

Medicine goes back to its roots at Istanbul congress

First Lady Emine Erdoğan, who is known for her personal support for traditional and complementary medicine, is the congress's honorary president.

In a keynote speech at the congress, First Lady Erdoğan said traditional and complementary medicine is not an alternative to modern medicine, rather, as its name imply, complementary.

"Medicine is as old as humanity but the problem is that modern medicine has severed its ties to the past and ignores this vast experience.

"The importance of the field has come back under the spotlight recently. Ignoring the tradition or belittling it is an outdated approach," she said, adding that the colonialist approach in the world "unfortunately saw the path to the future in ignoring the past of nations."

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2018/04/20/medicine-goes-back-to-its-roots-at-istanbul-congress

Τρίτη, 24 Απριλίου 2018

Prince Charles unveils plaque for Indian traditional medicine centre of excellence

"We will be providing, on the NHS, patients with yoga, with demonstrations and education on healthy eating, Ayurvedic diets, and massage including reflexology and Indian head massage. And all this will be subject to a research project led by Westminster University, to find out whether the English population will take to yoga and these sorts of treatments.
"Whether they will be helped by it and finally whether it will reduce the call on NHS resources leading to less GP consultations, hospital admissions and operations."

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/948053/prince-charles-science-museum-plaque-india-prime-minister-narendra-modi

Δευτέρα, 23 Απριλίου 2018

When gold medalist athletes invest in what's good for them...


From 2016 she opened Nine Family Reflexology and she will be opening a new branch in Green Mall Pramuka Square.
When asked why she chose the reflexology business, Liliyana said that because of the athlete's world she came close to these massages.
"So the athlete should be happy to be massaged, and I like to undergo reflexology treatment, I know how to massage well and make the body more fresh," she said.
Liliyana Natsir an Indonesian female badminton player who specializes in doubles. With one gold and silver from Olympic Games and four gold medals at BWF World Championships, she is regarded as one of the greatest mixed doubles players of all-time.

https://juara.bolasport.com/read/raket/bulu-tangkis/1825409-liliyana-natsir-buka-bisnis-refleksi-karena-sering-dipijat-selama-jadi-atlet#&gid=1&pid=1

Reflexology, aromatherapy and palliative care

It is a very sad time when a loved one is nearing the end of their life and their journey on Earth is about to conclude. It is a difficult time to go through, and our lives are never the same once they are gone.
Reflexology and Aromatherapy can be used as a loving and effective treatment when a life is about to end.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/southshorebreaker/1564474-reflexology-aromatherapy-and-palliative-care

“What level of regulation is needed?”

When I was Chair of RiEN I was in favor of the no regulation, when I was Chair in Greece I had the same opinion.
Two years ago I was saying the same when some Greeks had the idea of being regulated, ...fools!
Now read it here...
"But in the case of reflexology, horse massage or a farm labor contractor there isn’t a public safety concern. If someone is bad at performing these trades, their work will speak for itself and that person’s work opportunities will shrink until they are pushed out of the market."
Nowhere has regulation helped reflexologists.

http://www.theindependent.com/opinion/another_opinion/avoid-red-tape-when-markets-will-suffice/article_585f1e42-3424-11e8-8265-3b3a82ee5b56.html

Foot massage in some countries is associated with trafficking, this is a good example.

Foot massage in some countries is associated with trafficking, this is a good example.
For those interested in the politics, this is a great example, especially because it gives the association strength.
In California, certification is voluntary, meaning it is not required by the state; however, according to CAMTC’s FAQs page, ” … many cities and counties have replaced their requirement for a city massage permit, usually issued by the police or sheriff’s “department, with a requirement for CAMTC certification.”

https://www.massagemag.com/california-massage-therapy-council-fight-trafficking-88804/