World Reflexology blog based in Athens Greece by Spiridon Dimitrakoulas, Orthopedic Reflexologist.
"All people should learn the art of medicine, Hippocrate, especially those who are educated and have experience with words, because this is beautiful and at the same time usefull in life." Democritus
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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.
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
"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
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.
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 RahenyOct 20th and 21st 2018 Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org London: Columbia 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