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Τρίτη, 5 Μαρτίου 2019

Reflexology, chronic pain and the sensorimotor cortex.

In the recent issue of Massage & Bodywork (March/April 19) Til Luchau through his article Understanding Inflammation and Pain, makes a very important reference regarding chronic pain (something characteristic of reflexology clients) and "pain sensitization" directly at the injured area, the related dorsal root ganglia along the spine, inside the related spinal cord and in the regions of the homunculus (brain) associated with both sensation and movement of the painful area.

This would mean for a reflexologist attending to someone's chronic low back pain with sciatic nerve pain, that he/she should examine the reflexes associated to the lumbar region and leg, the spinal refexes of lumbar 4&5 and sacral 1&2, but also to the reflexes of Pennfield's homunculus (sensorimotor cortex) of the lumbar and leg areas.
Pennfield's homunculus is in the brain so the relevant reflexes are to be found on the tips of the toes distributed respectively in the five zones and/or as a micro sytem of five zones distributed in the hallux or big toe.
Remember that sensitization of the homunculus might possibly occur in chronic pain, which is persisting pain over a period of 3-4 months.

Hope the pictures help, I have drawn in red the areas in both systems that we would look into regarding our example.
"Pain sensitization is a key link between the immune and nervous systems: sensitization amplifies the actual nociceptive signals (not just the experience of pain), either peripherally at the tissue receptors themselves, or centrally, within the spinal cord and brain.
Interestingly, inflammation-related sensitization isn’t limited to the directly injured areas. Inflammatory markers have also been found within related dorsal root ganglia along the spine (associated with processing chronic pain), neural pathways within the spinal cord, and perhaps most intriguingly, even in immune cells in parts of the brain associated with both sensation and movement of the painful area (glial cells in the sensorimotor cortex)."

Evidence for brain glial activation in chronic pain patients

Τρίτη, 5 Φεβρουαρίου 2019

What is reflexology, what is zone therapy, what are the differences?

Does anyone here need a lesson in history, is that person me?
Shall I ask any of the "old timers" around, maybe Hanne Marquardt or Dwight Byers?
On January 31st HB1848 was introduced by Rep Jenkins (R -Prosser). This Bill seeks to exempt Foot Zone Therapy from Reflexology Certification. Effective July 2013, in an effort to combat human trafficking in the State of WA, the law was changed to require reflexologists to meet certain minimum levels of approved training and to certify with the DOH to ensure the safety of the public.
"Foot zone therapy" means a service that is limited to applying pressure with hands and zoning tools from the ankle down to the bottom of the feet based on zoning maps. Foot zone therapy does not include the diagnosis of or treatment for specific diseases or joint manipulations.
"Reflexology" means a health care service that is limited to applying alternating pressure with thumb and finger techniques to reflexive areas of the lower one-third of the extremities, feet, hands, and outer ears based on reflex maps. Reflexology does not include the diagnosis of or treatment for specific diseases, or joint manipulations. Reflexology does not include foot zone therapy.
Link to the Bill, interesting read, really!

http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/1848.pdf

Δευτέρα, 14 Ιανουαρίου 2019

Κυριακή, 6 Ιανουαρίου 2019

Reflexology Top 10 for 2018


Going over the news in 2018, once again it was a year with positive but also with a bit of negative news. 
Reflexology on its own as a modality did quite good, there was research, there were conferences with high attendance, around the world we noticed the integration of reflexology in hospices, chemotherapy clinics and palliative care, and definetely a lot of very good publicity.


As a method belonging to the realm of CAM, probably one of the smallest groups, we too will be affected by policies around the world that will no longer cover our services either through national nor (suprisingly) private health insurance. Even though for Reflexology these referalls and reimbursements were very low, still as an expanding and growing profession I imagine many would favor working with clients whose treatments would be covered by insurance.


It is a statistical fact that CAM use is growing steadily all around the globe, this is mostly observed in countries with very good economies and countries with very bad. Recipients of CAM are paying for these treatments with out of their pocket money. There were some excellent examples of these treatments being offered by a few countries through their national health systems but this will not be the case in 2019. Most western countries, with the exception of Switzerland and Denmark have put all CAM on the "chopping block". For policy makers it is unscientific and considered pseudoscience, if citizens want to receive CAM they can pay for it, or if lucky receive it for free from volunteers. What makes it even more interesting is that some private insurance companies also will cease to cover CAM. 
This in turn might have an effect on association membership numbers (and might have already), one reason to pay your membership fee is in order to be registered so as to finally be reimbursed by private or national insurance. 
Every action causes a reaction. 

Regarding associations I must take notice that though in the past conferences were held exclusively by them, but this year we saw a few individuals hosting with success conferences. Times are changing.


Research is always good and we definetely had interesting research papers published this year. Not so suprisingly, again this year the research came from countries you would not expect like Iran and Turkey. What has happened in countries like Denmark, the US and the UK?
Following the statistics of all the articles and posts I find it a bit disapointing that most reflexologists do not enjoy a research article as much as a post about a "new" reflexology chart. The numbers speak for themselves!
I know that a picture equals 1000 words but the same goes for articles that have to do with legislation or regulation in our profession.





Maybe this is because reflexology is most effective in its simplicity and this is enough for us. Maybe this is because in order to be a reflexologist the most important element is to have love for reflexology and humanity. 
And it is true that reflexologists have this!
I honestly hope that it will be enough for 2019 and for many years to come ahead.







So let's begin our countdown of 2018's top 10, this list was compiled on one hand because of what you the readers enjoyed or were interested in the most, and on the other hand because of their importance, the latter being sublective of course.





10. We begin with this chart from aunty.flo
Once we shared it, this chart got loads of likes, shares and interaction. It must be the artistic element that appeals to reflexologists. 











9. is the Reflexology Association of Canada.
We have noticed major changes in the way they conduct buisness and extend to them a thumbs up. Great new website, great videos promoting reflexology for members and non members to share, a magazine that is free for everyone and many more. I especially enjoyed on their webpage that they include various reflexology approaches and are not confined to classic foot reflexology. Of course there are other associations that also did good work but RAC showed the way this year.
Good work and keep it up!  

https://www.reflexologycanada.org/en/refresh-reflexology-magazine/









8. In Greece Reflexology training is being offered to prisoners in order for them to acquire new skills with the hope and purpose to prepare them for the outside world when they have completed their sentences.
Upon completion a Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants. 

It is going well, not perfect but well. Time is different in prison, so maybe even if its been 3 months already we are still in the early beginning. Many things we take for granted outside prison, inside they are not taken. 
The training is to last for 2 years, and I can tell you it is a unique experience. The class is once a week. 
Through donations books and charts have been offered
We have received encouraging words from everywere and are thankfull for this. 


7. The story of one man's journey to surviving cancer, and, through his treatment of reflexology, getting his feeling back and now walking again really got your attention.

According to the article "It was whilst I was in hospital that I heard about the  charity Full Circle Fund Therapies which delivers innovative programmes of support for hospitalised adults and children through evidence-based mind-body treatments. I went to them to undergo reflexology, massage and some meditation.
The charity helped me immensely during my time in hospital. Having friendly therapists to interact with on a regular basis really helped with staying sane during the monotony of a ward. The therapies helped me relax and take my mind of my troubles, and in the case of the massage, really helped reduce the pain in my back during my recovery from paralysis. Finally, and probably most importantly, during the paralysis, the reflexology kept my legs muscles twitching and moving, provided with me invaluable hope that I would walk again, and I like to think was partly responsible for my recovery from that paralysis after two months of nothing – after all, it was during a reflexology session that I had my first hint of movement in a toe and knee – the therapist had continually reminded me to keep visualising the movement."

6. The Worlds First Museum of Reflexology honouring the life and work of Eunice Ingham.
In September Anthony Porter informed us of this news from his blog
"Ignacio Sanchez in conjunction with Dwight Byers will be opening a museum of reflexology in the U.S. It will be based mainly on the life and work of Eunice Ingham (The Mother of Reflexology) Her nephew Dwight Byers has supplied all of her reflexology artefacts, most of which have never been seen before. The museum will chronicle the history of the development of reflexology up to and beyond the contribution which Eunice Ingham made."


5. What do Australia, England, Spain, some states in the US and some Canadian provinces, and the Netherlands have in common?
In a nutshell these were countries that offered CAM through their national health systems and/or through private insurance. As of 2019 this will no longer be the story. Policy makers have concluded that there exists no scientific evidence to validate tax payers money going to such treatments. CAM supporters are trying to fight back, for example Homeopath's in England went to court but lost, the others are trying to get people to sign petitions. If there ever was a year of petitions in favor of CAM 2018 is that year.
And though it seems a full scale war on CAM is in progress, there do exists examples from these same countries that not all share policy makers opinions.
For example the Massachusetts legislature passed a landmark opioid bill that includes help for people with pain. One highlight of the new law is mandated public and private insurance coverage for complementary pain treatments.
In Spain were they are planning to ban alternative medicine in health centres at the same time the Colegio Oficial de Enfermería de Barcelona is offering courses in Reflexology and other CAM methods.
There was also a petition from Reflexologists in Texas requesting to separate the Reflexology profession from massage. 
What do these nice massage people want...? They are different modalities, leave us alone. 

4. Influencers
If you are a reflexologist or a CAM therapist then I feel you will like this category. 


“It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.” 
― Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince

Turkey is rapidly advancing in CAM. 
All year long positive articles , 1 for reflexology were coming up. Besides that reflexology is being integrated more and more by the day and a lot of research is being done. And they are beyond just looking into the wellness tourism area where reflexology is included.

During the International Traditional and Complementary Medicine Congress First Lady Emine Erdoğan, who is known for her personal support for traditional and complementary medicine, was 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 implies, 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."
They are definetely growing in this direction. 


Tourism provides employment to the poorest of the poor. Gram seller earns something, auto-rickshaw driver earns something, pakoda seller earns something, and tea seller also earns                                          something.                                                                         - Narendra Modi

In June respected PM Marenda Modi shared in a video some wellness practises. This got a lot of attention and applause. ...he also inaugurated a Naturopathic Wellness Centre in New York then, ...and did dawn exercises with 50.000 people on international yoga day
With the coordination and support of the AYUSH ministry, India plans to play a major role in the world health/wellness sector. 
The Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, (AYUSH) was formed with effect from 9 November 2014. 


The Prince of Wales. A true supporter of CAM and Reflexology. 
In December Prince Charles visited City Hospice Cardiff. The Prince of Wales opened the new hospice in 2005 and has been the patron since 1998. During his visit he took the oppurtunity to chat with reflexology patients and volunteer reflexologist's.





The Chinese 
The World Health Organisation is including a chapter on China’s ancient medicine programme in its influential book classifying thousands of diseases. This took time to do, they want to see TCM theory and practice win greater acceptance in world medical circles so it can claim a share of the US$50 billion global medicine market.


On that note, Beijing is establishing 30 overseas TCM centres in countries along the route of its massive infrastructure plan, the “Belt and Road Initiative”.
By 2020, the government also seeks to register 100 TCM products and set up 50 international TCM cooperation model centres.


As TCM acquires legal status from Belt and Road countries, it is expected to evolve into a booming industry by 2030, according to the plan.

Tian Kan, a Nanjing University professor of Chinese medicine, said winning acceptance from the WHO might help spread the practice of TCM worldwide, but does not guarantee that non-believers can be converted to TCM users.
“The spread of TCM in the Western world does not rely on being recognised by local drug regulators but on the experience and recommendations of patients,” Tian said.
3. Research 
There were papers published this year and we know of ongoing projects which is always good. The one that really got your attention was 

Aromatherapy and Reflexology Drastically Reduce Pain, Anxiety in Cervical Cancer treatment 





Here are two more in case you missed them.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1744388118303311?via%3Dihub






2. France

The profession of reflexologist was registered by the state in the National Directory of professional qualifications (RNCP). The professionals area of action have been difined to be wellness, stress management and sustainable health. 

I for one favor this evolvement very much, it is the best way to go forward as a profession. 




1. Anthony Larkin  “The Foot Man” 
    passed away.

Every day I go through the news looking for anything reflexology related. 
It is a sad day when a obituary comes up that has to do with a reflexologist.
I always read it and stare at the persons picture, I try to undertsand what kind of reflexologist they were. One common thing they all have is that they loved reflexology, another is that they had to put up a fight for reflexology.
For this I respect them all and never forget.



Anthony I had met over a yahoo group, when that means of communication was what was available
I remember him through the discussions as very helpfull and a 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/

The National Register of Reflexologists (Ireland) of which he was a co-founder, describe him as one of the greatest pioneers of reflexology. His hard work and passion to reflexology has resulted in huge success of this therapy in Ireland. 

Something not at all well known is written in his obituary, I thnik it is a nice way to remember Anthony and a great message to begin 2019, ...with humbleness.


I wish you a great reflexology year, with much health, happiness and love.
- Spiros Dimitrakoulas

Παρασκευή, 14 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Ετοιμάζεται το πρώτο μουσείο ρεφλεξολογίας, θα συμπεριληφθεί ο Ιπποκράτης!


Το Σαββατοκύριακο που μας πέρασε είχα την χαρά να με επισκεφτεί ο Ignacio Sanchez στην Αθήνα.
Ο λόγος της επίσκεψης του έχει να κάνει με την δημιουργία του 1ου μουσείου ρεφλεξολογίας που ετοιμάζει σε συνεργασία με τον ανηψιό της ιδρύτριας της ρεφλεξολογίας Γιουνίς Ίνγκαμ, τον Ντουαιτ Μπάϊερς.


Ο ανηψιός της Ίνγκαμ έχει προσφέρει ως δωρεά όλα τα προσωπικά αντικείμενα της Ίνγκαμ τα περισσότερα εκ των οποίων δεν έχουν κοινοποιηθεί ποτέ ξανά. Το μουσείο θα καταγράψει την ιστορία και εξέλιξη της ρεφλεξολογίας στον κόσμο έως την εποχή της Ίνγκαμ αλλά και την σύγχρονη εποχή.
 
Σε αυτή την ιστορική διαδρομή οι υπεύθυνοι επιθυμούν να συμπεριλάβουν και την συνεισφορά της Ελλάδος και συγκεκριμένα των Ιπποκράτη και άλλων Ελλήνων ιατρών και θεραπευτών. Η Ορθοπεδική Ρεφλεξολογία θα συμπεριληφθεί μου είπε ο Ignacio, κάτι που μου δίνει μεγάλη προσωπική ικανοποίηση.


Με μεγάλη μου τιμή αποδέχτηκα την πρόσκληση να γίνω μέλος του Εκτελεστικού Συμβουλευτικού Συμβουλίου του μουσείου (Executive Advisory Board) εκπροσωπώντας την Ελλάδα.

Το μουσείο σχεδιάζεται να δημιουργηθεί στην Φλόριντα.

Ο Ignacio επίσης συναντήθηκε με τους σπουδαστές και αποφοίτους του Natural Health Science όπου και μας έκανε μία επίδειξη των τεχνικών και χαρτογράφησης κατά Ίνγκαμ.








Το βίντεο με τον Ignacio όπου και μας ενημερώνει σχετικά εδώ


First cancer patients check out new therapy suite created thanks to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation

A dedicated therapy centre created with the backing of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to help ease the stress of cancer treatment has been put to the test by patients.

“Hearing patients say they forget they’re in the hospital when they’re in here is music to our ears.

Angela and her team use techniques including aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian head massage, gentle touch, which is a form of reiki, supportive listening and gentle hand, foot and shoulder massage.

Read more at: https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/first-cancer-patients-check-out-new-therapy-suite-created-thanks-to-the-sir-bobby-robson-foundation-1-9487927

What a Prince!

The Prince of Wales has been Patron of City Hospice since 1998 and during his visit today he met with volunteers including gardeners, the counselling team and those who provide complementary therapies such as reflexology.
In the photo the prince chats to a reflexology patient at City Hospice, a registered charity, providing specialist medical, nursing and end of life care to patients in their own homes.


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6471271/Prince-Charles-arrives-Cardiff-steam-train.html

Παρασκευή, 7 Δεκεμβρίου 2018

Ρεφλεξολογία και Γυναικεία Υγεία: μια ολιστική άποψη που παρουσιάζεται από την Hagar Basis

Το Natural Health Science σε συνεργασία με την
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Πρόκειται για ένα διήμερο σεμινάριο εξ’ ολοκλήρου πρακτικής εξάσκησης που δίνει στους ρεφλεξολόγους τα απαραίτητα εργαλεία και τις τεχνικές που μπορούν να εφαρμόσουν κατά τη διάρκεια των δυναμικών και μεταμορφωτικών διαδικασιών που είναι μοναδικές σε όλα τα στάδια της ζωής μιας γυναίκας. Εμμηνόρροια, γονιμότητα μέχρι την έναρξη της εμμηνόπαυσης και συμπεριλαμβανομένης της ανάπτυξης της γυναικείας σεξουαλικότητας, είναι φυσικά έντονες εσωτερικές φυσικές και ψυχολογικές εμπειρίες μοναδικές για τις γυναίκες.
Κατά τη διάρκεια του μαθήματος, η εστίαση στις πρακτικές τεχνικές που διδάσκονται θα έχουν στόχο την υποστήριξη των γυναικών κατά την διάρκεια των μυριάδων ορμονικών αλλαγών που απαντώνται κατά τη διάρκεια κάθε κυκλικής αλλαγής και την θεραπεία οποιασδήποτε διαταραχής ή δυσφορίας που συνδέεται με μια ανισορροπία και την χαλάρωση των συνθηκών που υπάρχουν εντός των γυναικολογικών και ουρολογικών συστημάτων.
Η ρεφλεξολογία για την υγεία των γυναικών στοχεύει να υποστηρίξει τις μοναδικές πτυχές που επηρεάζουν όλα τα επίπεδα της θηλυκότητας μιας γυναίκας που βιώνει σε όλη τη ζωή της. Διδάσκοντας τους θεραπευτές πώς να εφαρμόσουν τις δεξιότητες και τις τεχνικές που θα βοηθήσουν τους πελάτες τους να αισθάνονται, να θρέφουν και να οικοδομούν την εγγενή τους ζωτικότητα, να βελτιώνουν την υγεία και να ενθαρρύνουν τις διαδικασίες φυσικής επούλωσης του σώματος. Αυτό το πρακτικής εξάσκησης βιωματικό εργαστήριο επιτρέπει στους συμμετέχοντες να αισθάνονται τις επιπτώσεις των τεχνικών κατά την εξάσκηση.
"Να έχει κανείς ένα σώμα που είναι σαν ένα μουσικό όργανο, αρκετά ανοιχτό ώστε να μπορεί να αντηχεί, κυριολεκτικά να αντηχεί με αυτό που έρχεται τόσο από το εσωτερικό όσο και από το εξωτερικό, ώστε να μπορεί κανείς να παραδοθεί σε δυνάμεις μεγαλύτερες από τον εαυτό του." -Marion Woodman
Η 27χρονη πρακτική εμπειρία της Hagar ως Ρεφλεξολόγος και ως εκπαιδευτής ρεφλεξολογίας της επέτρεψε να προσαρμόσει, να βελτιώσει και να αναπτύξει τις δεξιότητες και τις τεχνικές για να ενισχύσει τη θεραπευτική τους αποτελεσματικότητα. Οι τεχνικές που παρουσιάζονται στηρίζονται στις αρχές και τη μεθοδολογία των προηγμένων τεχνικών Ρεφλεξολογίας (ART) που προήλθαν από τον Tony Porter. Η Χάγκαρ διδάσκει τεχνικές όπου χρησιμοποιούνται και τα δύο χέρια συνδυαστικά στην προσέγγιση των αντανακλαστικών σημείων. 
Με την ολοκλήρωση των 2 ημερών όλοι οι συμμετέχοντες θα λάβουν ειδικό πιστοποιητικό συνεχιζόμενης επαγγελματικής εκπαίδευσης CPD της Reflexology Academy London

Always intersting to read the numbers.
In June 2018, RAC conducted a survey about the
practice of reflexology in Canada.
In total, we received 353 responses from Registered
Canadian Reflexology Therapists (RCRT ™) from
coast to coast to coast.
Here are some the highlights
Read the RAC magazine here
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/6624d53061c8e16276b2b43c2/files/6fda02b3-74ab-4694-ab06-1fbc29ebd532/Refresh_Nov_2018_WEB.pdf


Here is an older one from the ARCB

Composite Reflexologist Profile

2007 Profile of the "Average" U.S. Reflexologist
By Phyllisann Maguire, Ph.D.
The Profile is based on the 2007 National Survey Results
Based on the responses provided in the 2007 Job Analysis Survey, the “typical” reflexologist is a 52-year-old Caucasian female who is self-employed in reflexology and practices in a suburban area of New York.  “Zoe” has been practicing for about 10 years, sees less than 10 clients per week and carries practice liability insurance. Although, Zoe conducts the majority of her sessions in a private practice at her home, she occasionally makes “outcalls” to her clients’ homes.
Zoe’s sessions last about an hour for which she charges $60. Her annual income from her part-time reflexology practice is approximately $21,000. In addition to her “formal” education, from which she has a four-year degree, Zoe’s initial reflexology training consisted of a 200 hour program. To date, she has at least 500 hours of training in reflexology. She likely gained the additional hours of training through attendance at the workshops and conferences held by the state, national and international associations of which she is a member.
During the course of her work, Zoe varies the pressure during her thumb and finger movements, uses circular pressure and avoids using her knuckles on the reflex points. She is careful to check with her clients intermittently throughout the session regarding their pressure preferences. She doesn’t use tools, but occasionally uses lubricants during her work. On those frequent occasions when Zoe applies adjunct therapies to reflexology, her adjunct therapies of choice are Reiki or/and massage. Zoe always works on the feet and increasingly is incorporating work on the hands into her sessions. She is less apt to work on the ears and face.
Following a code of ethics, Zoe doesn’t provide psychological counseling, but does engage in active listening. She will often give her clients homework for self-help and will refer them to other health care providers on an “as-needed” basis. Zoe follows a combination of the stress reduction, medical and energy models of reflexology, but also believes that there are contraindications that always have to be considered.

Zoe’s level of satisfaction with her reflexology practice fluctuates from “very” to “extremely” satisfied. However, she is only “satisfied” with her involvement in the field, itself. Her level of satisfaction with reflexology as a business endeavor is also “satisfied”. Zoe’s perception of “satisfied” may be a reflection of her engagement in reflexology as a part-time endeavor, pursued as a new interest in her mid-adult life.
https://web.archive.org/web/20140214085259/http://arcb.net/cms/?page_id=316

Τετάρτη, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2018

Dublin Orthopedic Reflexology 3 – day workshop


Friday 24th Saturday 25th Sunday 26th May 2019

Presented by Spiros Dimitrakoulas and hosted by Joan Moore and Mary Littlewood
Venue Walmer College and Holistic Centre
1st floor River House
Raheny Shopping Centre
Raheny
Dublin5

Orthopedic is a compound word made up from the Greek word
“Ortho” = to stand and the ancient Greek word “Pedis” which can also mean “to bind” ……. The feet in our case.

Spiros will show you how Hippocrates (Father of modern medicine) teaches us to bind the feet, loosening here-tightening there, in order for someone to stand straight up, to have autonomy and wellbeing, thus health!
This 3-day workshop will cover the anatomy and physiology of the lower leg in great detail to teach a thorough understanding, and the techniques for each structure.
Spiros taught his highly informative and hands - on course in Walmer College last March, which was a huge success and participants learned lots of wonderful techniques to add to their existing skills (check Walmer College website for testimonials).
Joan and I feel very privileged and excited to offer this inspirational and motivational course again in Ireland.
This course is suitable for all reflexologists especially for those who are or would like to treat sport injuries.
To assist athletes with maintaining optimum health and fitness, and any other problems of posture, gait, foot and leg pain, and to understand structural disorders in adults and children.
Also how to use Spiros’s specific techniques to relieve discomfort and improve overall wellbeing.

Places are limited so for more details and to reserve your place please email joansbeauty@live.ie or mtelittlewood@gmail.com Phone 01-8329645/0870909300.
Walmer College FB page or Balance &Harmony School of Reflexology FB page.
Investment €415 early bird €385 (€100 deposit is required to reserve your place) this is non-refundable unless course doesn’t form.


Κυριακή, 11 Νοεμβρίου 2018

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Μετεκπαιδευτικό Σεμινάριο του Ιταλού Ορλάντο Βόλπε (Orlando Volpe) σε συνεργασία με το Natural Health Science στις 16/17 Φεβρουαρίου 2019


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Θέμα 1ης μέρας: Ο ρόλος της ψυχής και της διατροφής στο στρες, το άγχος, την κατάθλιψη, τις κρίσεις  πανικού και στην Διαταραχή Ελλειμματικής Προσοχής και Υπερκινητικότητας (ΔΕΠΥ) η ADHD στα παιδιά.

Το μάθημα είναι ανοιχτό σε ρεφλεξολόγους και στους σπουδαστές διετής εκπαίδευσης Ρεφλεξολογίας.

Στόχοι του σεμιναρίου:
  • Να αποκτήσουν οι συμμετέχοντες πληροφορίες σχετικά με το τι είναι άγχος, ο πανικός, η κατάθλιψη και η Διαταραχή Ελλειμματικής Προσοχής και Υπερκινητικότητας (ΔΕΠΥ).
  • Να αποκτήσουν οι συμμετέχοντες πληροφορίες σχετικά τις προσεγγίσεις της ιατρικής και της ψυχολογίας σε αυτές τις δυσαρμονίες.
  • Να αποκτήσουν οι συμμετέχοντες ένα εργαλείο θεωρητικής γνώσης και πρακτικής εφαρμογής για να αντισταθμίσουν με φυσικό τρόπο την υπερέκφραση της κορτιζόλης, νορεπινεφρίνης, γαλακτικού οξέος και να εξισορροπηθεί η διαθεσιμότητα της σεροτονίνης, ντοπαμίνης, GABA (Γ-ΑΜΙΝΟΒΟΥΤΥΡΙΚΟ ΟΞΥ), και μελατονίνης. Ο ρόλος του ηλιακού φωτός και του τεχνητού φωτός.
  • Να είναι σε θέση οι συμμετέχοντες να παρέχουν πληροφορίες σχετικά με τις καθημερινές διαθέσεις και τις συμπεριφορές για να αποτραπούν και να εξουδετερωθούν αυτές οι δυσαρμονίες
  • Να αποκτήσουν οι συμμετέχοντες αντιλήψεις και χρήσιμες ιδέες για να δημιουργήσουν μια θεραπεία / αυτοθεραπεία σε συγκεκριμένα σημεία / περιοχές του σώματος που προκαλούν χαλάρωση.

Επιμέρους θέματα:
  • Πώς λειτουργεί ο εγκέφαλός μας (διανοητικά σχήματα, εξοικονόμηση ενέργειας κ.λπ.)
  • Η έννοια της χαλάρωσης
  • Ορμόνες και νευροδιαβιβαστές που εμπλέκονται στις δυσαρμονίες που καλύπτονται από το μάθημα
  • Εξετάσεις αίματος που μπορούν να φανούν χρήσιμα
  • Η αξία της διατροφής ως προληπτικό και ως υποστηρικτικό μέσο για τις συνεδρίες των θεραπευτών.
  • Αναπνοή
  • Αναγνώριση σημείων και περιοχών στο σώμα (κεφαλή, στομάχι, χέρι, πόδι ...) χρήσιμα για την επίτευξη της χαλάρωσης
  • Προβολή βίντεο εφαρμογής μιας περιεκτικής αλλά σύντομης συνεδρίας.


Θέμα 2ης μέρας:
Reflex Corporea: Βαθιά χαλάρωση στη ρεφλεξολογία
Να εμβαθύνουν οι συμμετέχοντες στην ανακλαστική/ρεφλεξολογική λειτουργία συγκεκριμένων σημείων και περιοχών στα πόδια και χέρια. Να μάθουν την λειτουργία συγκεκριμένων σημείων στην κεφαλή και πώς να εργάζονται σε αυτά. Να αποκτήσουν άμεσα οι συμμετέχοντες ένα εφαρμόσιμο εργαλείο το οποίο θα μπορεί να ενσωματωθεί στις υπάρχουσες συνεδρίες. Όπως δηλώνει ο ίδιος πρόκειται για μία συλλογή τεχνικών από διάφορες τεχνικές που έχει μάθει στο πέρασμα του χρόνου συνδυασμένες με τις αρχές της Παραδοσιακής Κινεζικής Ιατρικής. http://www.orlandovolpe.com/sito/?page_id=339

Επιμέρους θέματα:
  • Η έννοια της χαλάρωσης
  • Βιοχημεία χαλάρωσης
  • Ο ρόλος της ψυχής και ορισμένα τρόφιμα
  • Πότε ενδείκνυται και πότε όχι μια θεραπεία βαθιάς χαλάρωσης
  • Δημιουργία μιας θεραπείας βαθιάς χαλάρωσης
  • Εκτέλεση της θεραπείας


Ποιος είναι ο Ορλάντο Βόλπε?
Ο Ορλάντο Βόλπε είναι για πολλά χρόνια εκπαιδευτής του δικτύου σχολών Federazione Italiana Reflessologia Plantare FIRP www.firp.it

Έχει έντονο ενδιαφέρον για την μελέτη της φυσιογνωμίας, την σχέση νου και σώματος και για το πώς σωματοποιούνται οι σκέψεις και τα συναισθήματα. Είναι έμπειρος εκπαιδευτής σε φυσικές θεραπείες ευεξίας για αντίστοιχα κέντρα αλλά και spa. Οι τίτλοι σπουδών του είναι στον τομέα της αισθητικής, ρεφλεξολογίας, σιάτσου και διατάσεις σιάτσου, πρόσφατα απέκτησε Doctor in Psychological Sciences and Techniques https://www.orlandovolpe.com/sito/?page_id=98

Είναι ο εκπρόσωπος του Ιταλικού δικτύου στο Ευρωπαϊκό δίκτυο Ρεφλεξολόγων RiEN όπου και διετέλεσε αντιπρόεδρος στο παρελθόν αλλά και υπεύθυνος για την επιτροπή εκπαίδευσης του Ευρωπαϊκού δικτύου.
Έχει επίσης πλούσιο και ποικίλο συγγραφικό έργο σε ζητήματα ρεφλεξολογίας, σιάτσου, και στο εννεάγραμμα.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0T4r2d5F4Y