Reflexology is a
branch of Acupressure. 'Acu' means pointed, sharpened, precise
Thus Acupressure means precise or pointed pressure. Acupressure is a
blanket term, popularly used to cover all types of pressure
therapies, that was fingers or thumb message at specific points on
the patient body. It is however, not just a message in the ordinary
sense but has its own technique and is a specific science on its own
merits. Here, in Reflexology reflex points of the body are used for
treating any kind of trouble. The whole human body is reflected on
both feet or hands. For treatment purposes, these reflex points are
messaged in its own technique. By messaging the various reflected
areas, a diagnosis of the parts of the body which are out of
balance, and therefore not working efficiently, can be made and
treatment given to correct these imbalances and thus return the body
to good working condition. For treatment purpose the feet are
usually preferred, as they offer a large area to be treated and
since they are generally protected by shoes and Shocks they present
a more sensitive area for the treatment than the hands. The hands
are used when its is not possible to work on the feet. Although the
hands may not be as sensitive as the feet, they may also be used in
Reflexology message for self-treatment or for treatment of patients.
2 Type of
Touch - This is very light pressure . This is given on tender parts
by thumb or fingers.
Pressure - Pressure by thumbs or fingers, which may be felt good by
finger Pressure - This is given by mounting one finger or other
Pressure - This pressure may be given by both palms or by one palm
on the reflex point.
Palm Pressure - Pressure by putting one palm over other is called
double palm pressure.
Wight pressure - This is given by both palms when body not is also
- This is given by thumb or by Jamie either clockwise or
anticlockwise. in most of the cases this used.
& Pull - On any point given pressure & release, given release.
& Deep _ Continuous at any point.
- This is given by both thumbs, putting one over other
- This may be given by thumb, fingers or Jimmie.
- Rubbing pressure at any point.
- Like flower plucking using thumbs & index fingers.
are very good special techniques and are designed to aid in
relaxation. This is used to help improve the blood & energy
circulation. For treating patients, first the feet or hands are
relaxed. The techniques used are given below.
Ankle rotation under
Ankle rotation over
are demonstrated during workshop session. These techniques are very
useful & help proper blood circulation in effected organs.
sole of the feet is divided in four areas.
Reproduction Area (The balance area could be termed as legs area).
each area, location of each organ is demonstrated during workshops.
In workshop session, the functioning of organs & glands are also
explained. In three full day session, it is expected that
participants will be able to use the reflexology for treatment and
prevention of acute & chronic diseases. This therapy is
complementary therapy & should be considered as alternate healing
treatment. In emergent cases qualified medical practitioner
must be contacted. This treatment is simple & harmless and may be
easily self administered . This is helpful in all chronic and acute
For details please
Organisation of Excellence in Yoga & Reiki(OEYR)