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Τετάρτη, 29 Νοεμβρίου 2017


This protocol is inspired by: Marie-France Muller (the French reflexologist)

Areas selected support relaxation, psychological balance, brain balance, revitalization
WHEN? Next time you cuddle.
HOW? Take a few breaths to relax/ground, prepare yourself:
• Use a bit more pressure than petting but ease if needed.
• If pet pulls away, do next reflex area but return
later - going with the pet’s flow, respecting the
animal's comfort zone, but aim to do all
• Do about 10-12 passes (going back and
forth) totaling 4-5 seconds on each "reflex
area" as marked on image:
1.area where ears are attached to face.
2. ear tips
3. across forehead
4. along nose
5. just below nose (turn finger sideways)
6. third eye (above and between eyebrows)
7. end session at area where ears are attached to face; gently
remove hands.

ENJOY, Birgit and Mowgli
• Empowers, relaxes pets and enhances bonding with their parents/caregivers - especially if done DAILY.
• Long term effects if done more frequently throughout the day in times of increased stress.
• The face is a microcosm of the entire body; by working on specific areas (called reflexes) on the face, the
body's systems rebalance (HOMEOSTASIS) resulting in (like foot/hand/ear reflexology) relaxation and wellbeing. Modern Reflexology was developed by US physicians.

Birgit Nagele is an ARCB nationally certified reflexologist, yoga teacher, and Mowgli's mom, based in NYC.
• Mowgli formerly Tiki is a rescue labrotti (NSAL) and recipient of daily reflexology since 2009.
21st century living throbs with INTENSITY often resulting in STRESS. In the long run it can lead to chronic tension. Pets pick up our imbalances and may additionally have stress due to genetics, possible abuse by puppy mills, previous owners, medical challenges, age. 
This is an invitation to get you started with Reflexology; both you and our animal friends will benefit.
Many thanks to Raul Penaranda Marie-France Muller (Facial
Reflexology A Self Care Manual) Rod Figaro
Mowgli 🐾 🐕 .
(May 6ER4Dogs help de-stress, rebalance-use daily, often if needed,but keep it short and sweet.). Please, consult a vet for medical issues.
Copyright © 2016,2017 Birgit Nagele,ARCB,LVCY,TSY Permission is hereby granted to reproduce this, as long as the content is unchanged, for non-commercial purposes only.

Τρίτη, 7 Νοεμβρίου 2017

Reflexology in New York City - Sarah Jessica Parker level!

In 2010 I remeber reading a very interesting article where the famous actress from the tv serial Sex and The City shared some personal tips.

The article was titled  SJP Shares Her Top Beauty Must Haves

In that article she recommended "Angel Feet" a Reflexology service  in the heart of the West Village on beautiful, tree-lined Perry Street. Her exact words were (I loved the bold letter part)...

Her beauty indulgences:
"Every now and then, there is this place called Angel Feet [I go to] that's amazing. It's a reflexology place. I don't know about any of that — that doesn't really matter me. The fact is that someone will rub your feet for an hour. I don't care what they find out about my insides, or different organs. That goes in one ear and out the other. The fact of the matter is that they will rub your feet for an hour. You just have to find the hour. It's not inexpensive, and it's not highway robbery. It's right in the middle there. It's worth every penny, I will say!"

Expensive designer shoes like  Manolo Blahniks, Christian Louboutins and Jimmy Choos can have quite an effect on your feet!

Fate would have that last week while in NY, for a Orthopedic Reflexology course hosted by the New York State Reflexology Association, I was to visit a board member at her office which was the "former" Angel feet!
For me this was great because I was very interested in seeing and feeling the reflexology service SJP or Carrie Bradshaw so willingly recommends on any given occasion.

Once at the office, and a bit early I entered a truly zen area, the secretary knew who I was and politely offered me to have a seat. To be honest I preferred to wait outside since it was such a nice day and Perry street is beautifull.

After a few minutes owners and fellow colleagues Denice Kondik (NYSRA board member) and Jessie Meegan greeted me 
with much warmth. A wonderfull discussion followed with cappucino and proseco 
and a lot of Reflexology talk on all levels. 

I took note of the difficulties that exist in order to practise reflexology on a 
professional level but also the many benefits mentioned. There exist in NY as 
in many places around the world legal issues regarding the practise of reflexology.
Also of interest is that in all of NY only one reflexology school exists!
My two colleagues are very experienced and have been practising 
many years. During our meeting I felt their confidence, strength and true humble 
nature. I regret that I did not have the time to take up to their invitation to 
exchange treatments and ideas. Definetely next time!

The original owner passed away a while back and our two colleagues have 
taken over the buisness. The name of the establishment now is Perry Street Reflexology.

Of course I enquired about SJP, and Jessie has treated her hundreds of times, together they have a long client list of other well known celebrities also. Their professionalism did not allow them to get into details, something that I apreciated and respected.

But they showed me where Carrie's first apartment was in the series, the building with the famous stairs is 66 Perry Street, N.Y.C (West Village,
Manhattan), and thus we had a beautifull picture. Right across from their reflexology office! Interestingly enough many people were there taking pictures also.

Next time you visit New York visit Perry Street (Reflexology) if it's good for Sarah...

Πέμπτη, 12 Οκτωβρίου 2017

Σεμινάριο Ρεφλεξολογίας

ΝΕΑ ΗΜΕΡΟΜΗΝΙΑ 18-19 Νοεμβρίου
Η Ρεφλεξολογία είναι μία απλή (συμπληρωματική)
μέθοδος με εντυπωσιακά αποτελέσματα.
Στις 18-19 Νοεμβρίου θα μοιραστούμε μαζί σας τις βασικές
αρχές που την διέπουν για να την αξιοποιήσετε συμπληρωματικά όπου χρειάζεται.
Στην περίπτωση έγκαιρης προεξόφλησης ισχύει έκπτωση 30%

Τετάρτη, 27 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Διήμερο Σεμινάριο Ρεφλεξολογίας

Η Ρεφλεξολογία είναι μία απλή (συμπληρωματική)
μέθοδος με εντυπωσιακά αποτελέσματα.
Τη μία στιγμή μπορεί να την διδάσκω στο Άργος σε αθλητές
για να έχουν εργαλεία ώστε να φροντίζουν τον εαυτό τους η 
τους συναθλητές τους.
Και την άλλη στιγμή να την διδάσκω στην Τουρκία σε Φυσιοθεραπευτές και Ιατρούς για να θεραπεύσουν τους ασθενείς τους.
Στις 14-15 Οκτωβρίου θα την διδάξουμε σε όλους
για να την αξιοποιήσουν όπου χρειάζεται.

Στην περίπτωση έγκαιρης προεξόφλησης ισχύει έκπτωση 30%

Κυριακή, 24 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Multiple Sclerosis and Reflexology

The results of a survey investigating the use of complementary and alternative therapies by people with MS highlighted reflexology as one of the most popular therapies used by people with the condition.


Réflexologie à l'hôpital

Sinusitis and Reflexology Research Tromso

To investigate the effect of alternative treatment

"We must stop the unnecessary use of antibiotics," says Professor.

Next week, a project will begin to determine if using foot therapy can dampen the symptoms of sinusitis.
The work will take place at Nøtterøy Nursing Center, in collaboration with a physician from Vestskogen Medical Center. All of this will be governed by the research community from the University of Tromsø.

National Geographic Magazine March 1932

The National Geographic Magazine March 1932 describes how important the feet are and their association with the rest of the body.
Sounds a lot like Reflexology, Orthopedic Reflexology!
"Pain in the foot, leg or other parts of the body will follow pressure of displaced bones against sensitive nerves."
"Stubborn cases of headache, backache, continued fatigue, poor circulation, indigestion, unruly nerves, spinal disorders, neuritis, rheumatism or pain often mistaken for kidney trouble may have their origin in the feet."
"When a foot is unable to carry its load uncomplainingly, knees, hips and spine suffer the consequences. A straight body, having good posture, is rarely found above weakened or distorted feet."

Τετάρτη, 20 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

Εκπαίδευση Ρεφλεξολογίας στην Θεσσαλονίκη

Μία πρόταση για τους φίλους στην βόρειο Ελλάδα που αναζητούν ολοκληρωμένη εκπαίδευση στην Ρεφλεξολογία.

Ο Ιωάννης Ντόβρος υπήρξε σπουδαστής μας και χαιρόμαστε για την πρόοδο και την διαδρομή που διαγράφει.


Πέμπτη, 24 Αυγούστου 2017

Εισαγωγικές Ομιλίες 2017 Natural Health Science

Εισαγωγικές Ομιλίες 2017
Η NHS σας καλωσορίζει στο νέο παράρτημα της σχολής στο Περιστέρι (Παναγή Τσαλδάρη 10 & Θισβής, 4 μόλις λεπτά από τον Σταθμό Μετρό Αγίου Αντωνίου) και σας καλεί να παρακολουθήσετε τις εισαγωγικές ομιλίες για τα νέα μαθήματα που θα διδαχθούν αυτό το ακαδημαϊκό έτος.
Παρακολουθήστε τις ομιλίες, ενημερωθείτε για τα σχετικά μαθήματα και το περιεχόμενο που θα διδαχθείτε και λάβετε μέρος σε αυτά που σας ενδιαφέρουν.
Σημαντική σημείωση για τις μελλοντικές εξελίξεις στο χώρο των ΣΕΘ:
Ο εκπαιδευτικός οργανισμός N.H.S. λειτουργεί με άδεια
από το Υπουργείο Παιδείας -ΕΟΠΠΕΠ ως ΚΕ.ΔΙ.ΒΙ.Μ.1-2

Πρόγραμμα Ομιλιών

Πέμπτη, 17 Αυγούστου 2017

Auricular reflexology in Poland!

Anna Werblińska, member of Poland women's national volleyball team and Polish club KPS Chemik Police , twisted her ankle during the Orlen finals in 2016.
The team therapist "treated" her ear!
The article closes by stating "Although the method seemed strange, it apparently helped. Werblinska returned to the second set!"

Τετάρτη, 16 Αυγούστου 2017

Even TCM is seeing a decline in its usage..., in China!!!

The new legislation will aim to raise the status of TCM by
requiring local governments to launch TCM institutions in all medical centers, increasing funding for its development, and widening the scale of TCM education.

Το επάγγελμα του Ρεφλεξολόγου στις ΗΠΑ

Reflexology careers have been gaining in popularity for the past 25 years and
continue to grow today. With the current wellness boom in the United States, reflexology has earned a place at the forefront of alternative therapies for its effectiveness in reducing stress and relieving a number of common health problems, including chronic pain, allergies and digestive issues.

Reflexology school programs generally take between six and twelve months to complete and involve 150 to 300 hours of study combined with hands-on practice. Some schools offer online as well as traditional classroom programs to meet course work requirements.
You can expect tuition for a reflexology education program to cost approximately $1,500 to $3,500. As part of your education, you will also need to purchase a massage table or reclining chair, which typically costs $200 to $500.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2016-17 Occupational Outlook Handbook, the median national annual salary for massage therapists is $37,180. Actual salaries may vary greatly based on specialization within the field, location, years of experience and a variety of other factors.

A new Reflexology device has been created in Mexico by the Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN).

Plantilla basada en reflexología alivia problemas de columna y pies
Una plantilla de descanso llamada TecnoFit, basada en reflexología podal, puede ayudar a solucionar problemas de la columna vertebral y el dolor de pies, informó hoy el Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN).
La plantilla proporciona pulsaciones o masaje en diferentes partes del pie, con lo que alivia diferentes malestares, según las estudiantes del Centro de Estudios Científicos y Tecnológicos (Cecyt) 12 que han desarrollado la nueva plantilla.
El mecanismo del aditamento tiene pulsadores que están conectados con un cable a una caja reguladora, en la que se activa un interruptor para iniciar la sesión de descanso y aplicar la presión en puntos específicos.
Si el masaje se da en el dedo gordo del pie, aliviará los dolores de cabeza y el cerebro; mientras que si se aplica en el metatarso o planta del pie se relajarán hombros, pulmones y espalda, dijeron.
En el arco del pie, la plantilla será eficaz para distender la espina dorsal; en los cuboides, que son la parte lateral del talón, ayudará a los riñones y en el talón relajará pies, cadera y rodillas.
La plantilla está basada en la reflexología podal, una técnica terapéutica que estimula puntos sobre los pies, denominados zonas de reflejos y que producen efectos específicos en otras partes del cuerpo.

Fotografía cedida por el Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN) donde se muestra una plantilla de descanso llamada TecnoFit hoy, martes 25 de julio de 2017, en Ciudad de México (México). EFE/IPN/SOLO USO EDITORIAL (EFE)

Reflexology in Israel

Israel’s health care system covers Reflexology...
Most everyone is covered for most things; common prescription medicines are inexpensive, and some alternative treatments such as reflexology are covered,” says Alan Abbey, Director of Internet and Media at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

Call for abstracts - RiEN conference

Until September 15th!

Reflexology for the blind in Arabia!

With the blessings of the ministries of labor and tourism at the grand opening of the first

reflexology center.
To be honest I am not surprised, considering the published research coming from the middle east.

Princess Diana loved Reflexology

Princess Diana loved Reflexology, she was also very close
and trusted her reflexologist Chryssie Fitzgerald. What a coincidence with Dr. Fitzgerald!
Chryssie was trained by Anthony Porter.
Chryssie also sold through an auction the letters the Princess had written to her, after her death of course...

"She spent years looking for answers, and seeking comfort. The comfort came from an endless round of therapies to which she became attached, from hypnotherapy, acupuncture and osteopathy to reflexology, shiatsu, deep-tissue massage and even regular colonic irrigation.
One way the princess tried to alleviate her blues was by taking up kickboxing. For months teacher Keith Rodrigues, whose wife Chryssie Fitzgerald was Diana’s reflexologist, would visit her once a week at Kensington Palace. She sparred with him wearing huge 16oz gloves. It was her way of working the anger and frustration out of herself. And does this now not sound hauntingly familiar?"

Daugaard: Massage therapists shouldn't need licenses

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Thursday the state should take the Trump administration's advice and begin rolling back occupational licensure requirements, and the
best place to start is with massage therapists.

“I honestly am not worried about somebody rubbing my muscles so hard that they’ll injure me or that they’ll need a license to protect me from them,” Daugaard continued.

Lazlo Nagy loves reflexology!

Lazlo Nagy is considered one of the best handball athletes and among the 100 most important people around the sport.
He also trusts Reflexology in order to be the best.

Latin America is going strong on reflexology and other CAM

Tai Chi, meditación y reflexología se suman a
los tratamientos tradicionales en los hospitales

Las principales ciudades del mundo, entre ellas Buenos Aires, comienza a incluir estos opciones de salud.

New shoe with Reflexoogy!

Music mogul Pharrell Williams' Tennis Hu shoes for Adidas landed on online-
shopping portal on August 10.
The celebrated rapper looked to tennis great Stan Smith’s classic Adidas shoe model for design inspiration. Here’s are five things we love about the new design:

2. The sock-like fit and reflexology-inspired sockliner within.

"reflexology is my reset button"

Never heard this one before "reflexology is my reset button"
How meditation can help your career!
The New Canaan, Conn, resident currently undergoes hourly reflexology sessions 10 times a month and meditates every morning using the Headspace app. “My mind is clearer and I’m ready to start the day. If I’m feeling overwhelmed, reflexology is my reset button!”

Κυριακή, 16 Ιουλίου 2017

The Prince will see you now: Charles opens 'holistic' clinic at the stately home he saved for the nation

It is not known which therapies will be used at the new centre, but a conference on ‘integrated’ approaches to women’s health at the mansion this autumn will explore homeopathy, reflexology and acupuncture.
The Prince has long been an advocate of alternative medicine despite criticism from some medical experts that such approaches often have little scientific basis.
In 2012, he called for the NHS to recognise ‘the core human elements of mind, body and spirit’, as well as simply treating disease.
In his ‘black spider memos’ – released in 2015 after a ten-year freedom of information battle – he lobbied the last Labour Government to change public spending plans in favour of complementary medicine.

Παρασκευή, 26 Μαΐου 2017

16. Ο Ιπποκράτης χαιρετά τον Κρατεύα

Ξέρω, φίλε, πως είσαι άριστος ριζοτόμος και από την προσωπική εμπειρία σου και από την ένδοξη κληρονομιά των προγόνων σου, ώστε να μην υστερείς σε τίποτα από τον παππού σου Κρατεύα. Μάζεψε, λοιπόν, τώρα, περισσότερο από κάθε άλλη φορά, μάζεψε όσα και όποια φυτά μπορείς και στείλε τα σε μένα γιατί είναι μεγάλη ανάγκη. Πρόκειται για έναν άνθρωπο που είναι ισάξιος με μια ολόκληρη πόλη, για έναν Αβδηρίτη, είναι αλήθεια, μα για τον Δημόκριτο, που λέει πως είναι άρρωστος και έχει μεγάλη ανάγκη από κάθαρση γιατί έχει χάσει τα λογικά του. Αχρείαστα ας είναι τα φάρμακα αυτά, καθώς είμαι βέβαιος ότι θα είναι, μα πρέπει κανείς να είναι εφοδιασμένος σε κάθε περίπτωση. Έχω θαυμάσει πολλές φορές σε σένα την δύναμη των φυτών, τη φύση και τη διάταξη όλων των πραγμάτων καθώς και το ιερότατο έδαφος της γης που γεννάει τα ζώα, τα φυτά, τις τροφές, τα φάρμακα, την τύχη και αυτόν τον ίδιο τον πλούτο. Γιατί, χωρίς αυτήν, η επιθυμία του χρήματος δεν θα είχε που να ακουμπήσει το πόδι της και οι Αβδηρίτες δεν θα μπορούσαν να με δελεάσουν με δέκα τάλαντα, δείχνοντας με την προσφορά τους αυτή, πως δεν είμαι ιατρός, μα ένας άνθρωπος που μισθώνομαι, για τις υπηρεσίες που προσφέρω. Μακάρι να μπορέσεις, Κρατεύα, να κόψεις την πικρή ρίζα της φιλοχρηματίας χωρίς να αφήσεις κανένα λείψανο από αυτήν.  Να έχεις υπόψη σου πως θα μπορούσαμε να καθαρίσουμε με αυτόν τόσο τα σώματα όσο και τις άρρωστες ψυχές των ανθρώπων, μα αυτά δεν είναι παρά ευχές, εσύ, για την ώρα, μάζεψε τα βότανα των βουνών και των ψηλών λόφων, γιατί αυτά είναι ανθεκτικότερα και δριμύτερα από τα βότανα που προτιμούν το νερό, εξαιτίας της πυκνότητας του εδάφους και της ελαφρότητας του αέρος, γιατί ότι αντλούν από τη γη έχει περισσότερη ζωή. Πάντως, μην αμελήσεις να μαζέψεις και από τα ελώδη φυτά που φυτρώνουν κοντά στις λίμνες, εκείνα που φυτρώνουν κοντά σε ακροποταμιές, σε κρήνες, σε πηγές, που είναι, όπως ξέρω, αδύνατα όχι τόσο δραστικά και με γλυκό χυμό.

Όλα όσα είναι χυμοί και όποιοι ρευστοί πρέπει να μεταφερθούν μέσα σε γυάλινα δοχεία. Όσα είναι φύλλα, άνθη και ρίζες, μέσα σε καινούρια πήλινα δοχεία καλά κλεισμένα, για να μη χάνουν, όταν τα χτυπάει η πνοή του ανέμου, τη φαρμακευτική τους δύναμη, όπως ένα πρόσωπο που έχει λιποθυμήσει. Στείλε μας, λοιπόν, αμέσως αυτά γιατί η εποχή του έτους είναι ευνοϊκή και η ανάγκη της λεγόμενης αυτής τρέλας επιτακτική. Κάθε τέχνη είναι εχθρική προς την αναβολή, και προπάντων η ιατρική, όπου η αναβολή θέτει σε κίνδυνο τη ζωή του ανθρώπου, οι κατάλληλες ευκαιρίες είναι οι ψυχές της θεραπείας, και η παρακολούθηση τους ο σκοπός. Ελπίζω ότι ο Δημόκριτος είναι καλά στην υγεία του, ακόμη και χωρίς θεραπεία. Εάν, όμως, υπάρχει κάποιο σφάλμα της φύσεως η της περιστάσεως η κάποια άλλη αιτία (γιατί πολλά πράγματα διαφεύγουν από μας τους θνητούς, εάν λάβει κανείς υπόψη του ότι δεν διαθέτουμε μεγάλη δύναμη ακρίβειας), πρέπει να έχουμε όλα τα μέσα στη διάθεση μας για να αντιμετωπίσουμε κάτι που είναι άγνωστο σε μας. Γιατί όποιος βρίσκεται σε κίνδυνο δεν αρκείται σε ότι μπορούμε να κάνουμε, ζητάει από μας και όσα δεν μπορούμε να κάνουμε. Σχεδόν πάντοτε έχουμε να παλέψουμε με δύο πράγματα: με τον ασθενή και με την τέχνη, τον ασθενή που είναι κάτι άδηλο για μας και την τέχνη που τα όρια της είναι περιορισμένα. Και από τη μία και από την άλλη πλευρά, είναι αναγκαία η τύχη, και ότι μας είναι αδύνατο να προβλέψουμε σε μία κάθαρση, πρέπει να το θεραπεύσουμε με προσοχή, μαντεύοντας την πάθηση του στομάχου και κανονίζοντας την ανάλογη δόση του φαρμάκου σε μία φύση που είναι άγνωστη σε μας, γιατί η φύση του κάθε πράγματός δεν είναι η ίδια ούτε μία, και αδιάκοπα καθορίζει και αφομοιώνει ότι είναι ξένο, και κάποτε επίσης διακινδυνεύει τα πάντα. Πολλά ερπετά χύνουν το φαρμάκι τους στα φυτά, και καθώς έχουν ανοιχτό το στόμα τους, εμφυσούν, με την εσωτερική πνοή τους, κάτι βλαβερό σε αυτά, αντί κάτι το θεραπευτικό, και αυτό δεν το καταλαβαίνει κανείς , εκτός εάν κανένα στίγμα, κάποιος λεκές η κάποια δυνατή και βλαβερή μυρωδιά δείξει ότι έχει συμβεί, έπειτα, με αυτή τη σύμπτωση της τύχης, η τέχνη χάνει την ευκαιρία της επιτυχίας. Έτσι, οι καθάρσεις με τους ελλέβορους είναι πιο σίγουρες, αυτές που λένε πως μεταχειρίστηκε ο Μελάμπους για τις θυγατέρες του Προίτου και ο Αντικυρεύς για τον Ηρακλή. Μακάρι εμείς να μη μεταχειριστούμε τίποτα από αυτά για τον Δημόκριτο, μα η σοφία να είναι για αυτόν το τέρμα των θεραπευτικωτέρων και δραστικωτέρων φαρμάκων. Να είσαι καλά - Ἔῤῥωσο

Τετάρτη, 10 Μαΐου 2017

URGENT – respond to save charities providing complementary healthcare.

This one is over even before it began...

There is an army of volunteer reflexologists (as other CAM) in the UK. Now it seems they want all CAM volunteer therapists out of comission!
They want scientific proof, patient satisfaction is not enough.
The patients should be getting in on this. I have been proposing this approach for years without anyone listening or responding.

CNHC has received details of a consultation being carried out by the Charity Commission which is ‘reviewing its approach to registering as charities organisations which are established to use or promote complementary or alternative medicines..’
The question seems to be about the type of evidence the Charity Commission should accept when considering whether an organisation can have charitable status. Details on the government website state the following: ‘The Commission says that it must rely on evidence to be assured that there is public benefit, and the consultation focuses on the nature of evidence it should require of organisations using or promoting CAM that apply to register as charities.’
Complementary healthcare is provided by charities around the UK at hospices, Macmillan cancer centres, mental health charities such as Mind centres and many others so it is vitally important that the Commission receives robust responses from this sector.
CNHC will be responding to this consultation and we urge any organisation which provides access to complementary healthcare to respond, with details of public benefit. Research evidence will be extremely important in this case.
The consultation closes on 20 May at 12.00pm. Full details can be found here:

HIV and AIDS Cure News: NACC Deems Magarini MP's Claims as Dangerous

According to Nairobi News, Kombe previously claimed that reflexology therapy could cure a patient suffering
from the early stages of AIDS. 

Additionally, Kombe argued that reflexology could also cure impotence in men, as well as stroke, kidney failure and brain tumors, among other things. "The reflexology does not only help to cure the HIV and Aids virus at early stages, but also reactivates sexual organs for men," he said.



Why it’s so hard to figure out if acupuncture actually works

...or reflexology for that matter?
The researchers ask a simple question: if most of the recommended treatments fail to meet this threshold, why is acupuncture excluded while arguably more invasive procedures are included? But as patients, we should perhaps be asking a different question. Why are we being recommended procedures that don’t work?

Πέμπτη, 4 Μαΐου 2017

New York State: time to recognize the profession of reflexology!

Recognize reflexology -the internationally acclaimed, organized and recognized, research-supported profession that is harmless, non-invasive and integrative- in New York State now!


Reflexologists in New York, and national and state associations (incl. NY State Reflexology Association) have been active for over a decade to legalize our profession in New York State- 32 other US states and many countries worldwide are ahead of New York on this front, and there is no reason that this should not change NOW.... It's time to do the right thing, act ethically and sign this petition and support NY State Senate bill S5464! You can also sign the petition if you do not live in NY state or USA: the more voices heard, the better, please share far and wide, reflexology is in the best interest of all, thank you!

Τετάρτη, 3 Μαΐου 2017

Summer school: Orthopedic Reflexology and Hippocratic Anatripsis training 2017

Last year was a huge success, this year will be even better...

Summer school 2017 
#orthopedicReflexology & #hippocraticanatripsistraining during the #danaoncup 2017 in Argolida prefecture 3-8 July

Are you ready for the real thing?
Then start looking into airplane tickets and arrange your schedual :)

More information soon, for enquieries

Τετάρτη, 1 Φεβρουαρίου 2017

Reflexology case study: cross reflexes - referral areas

On Tuesday the 24th of January 2017 I received a phone call from a Greek professional handball athlete. His name is Alexandros Alvanos he favors very much reflexology and for years has utilized our modality. 

the condition of the foot on the 24th

The story is that Alexandros sustained a severe ankle sprain on the 22nd during a championship game. His concern was that he be ready to participate in his teams next game the following weekend on the 28th.

I described to him what are strategy and goal would be, and what risks he would be exposed to if he would participate in the next game, meaning that hopefully his lower limb nociceptors would have a higher threshold. This would mean that though, hopefully, he would not feel pain thus allowing him to participate, at the same time he would not have "protection" something that might lead him to a relapse. 

Practical application
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

The game

The coach decided to commence the game without his star player Alexandros.
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
in 2004!

Referral areas – Cross reflexes
Ingham in her book Stories the feet can tell pg. 99 suggests the use of referral areas and the evolvement of this idea is cross reflexes. The earliest documentation of this idea was probably by Celsus in his book De Medicina.
"Much more often, however, some other part is to be rubbed than that which is the seat of the pain; and especially when we want to withdraw material (residues) from the head or trunk, and therefore rub the arms and legs."
"Finally, if particular limbs are rubbed, many strokes are required and forcible rubbing; both because the body cannot be as a whole quickly rendered weak through a part, and it is necessary that as much as possible of the diseased matter should be dispersed, whether our aim is to relieve the limb actually rubbed, or through it another limb."

Paragraph 14 - p177
read more here.

The students names that assisted me in this endeavour are eirini Talliou and Amalia Panou.
Way to go ladies!!!