32 Suggestions for Places to Offer Reflexology

Where do you practice Reflexology?Where do you practice Reflexology?  Are you limiting yourself to just home or the office?  Reflexology is so accessible, and so the markets or groups of people that you can work with are almost limitless. Reflexology is portable and accessible, so the markets or groups of people that you can work with are almost limitless.

Reflexology has been done in corporations, hotels, bars, trains, prisons, and health clubs just to name a few environments. It has been done on taxi drivers, executives, construction workers, seniors and the beach goers.

I’ve made a list of places where you can do Reflexology. Take the time to go through the list of environments to stimulate and expand your thinking about what is possible. Feel free to add to the list. Add the places or groups that you would most enjoy. Don’t limit yourself!Read Full Article…

Reflexology for a stress-free Holiday Season

Happy Xmas from the Universal College of ReflexologyChristmas is a time when we all want to feel good and look great. It is traditionally a season of joy, of family reunions, roast turkey and Christmas pud, of generosity and openness. Unfortunately it can also be a stressful time with too many expectations, too much pressure and perhaps, for a few, a time of loneliness, regret or depression.

Whether we are looking forward with excitement to the shopping and preparations or with dread to the extra work, Christmas is a festival which makes great demands on our energy. Routines and digestions are thrown out of kilter and stresses can build up on all levels. Stress, as we are frequently reminded, can lead to all manner of ills, to exhaustion, depletion and finally to disease. It can reduce our ability to cope, undermine our confidence and destroy our sense of well being.

This being the case, how can we be sure that we will feel good, cope well and look our best all over the Christmas and the New Year holiday season?

Have you thought of reflexology?

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Top 10 Reasons To Have Reflexology

10 Reasons to Have a Reflexology Session1. You are really stressed – taking time to take care of yourself is a step in the right direction
2. You stand on your feet all day – your whole body may be tired not just your feet – reflexology treats the whole body
3. You are a runner – this is a great exercise but can leave you with achy tired feet
4. You have diabetes – if you are a diabetic your feet may lose their sensation – regular reflexology can increase their comfort
5. You are pregnant – who doesn’t want to be pampered – comfort is the key – regular sessions can relieve swollen feet and an achy back
6. You have digestive issues – good elimination is the backbone of good health – reflexology gently balances the systems
7. You have cold feet – reflexology can offer a kick start helping with blood flow and will help warm up the feet
8. You have insomnia – reflexology is relaxing and helps let your active mind take a break
9. Nothing else has worked for you – reflexology helps the body to reach a state of homeostasis and encourages the body to heal – many symptoms can be alleviated by making reflexology a part of your regular wellness routine.
10. You are cleaning up your diet – reflexology will gently help the transition from an “unhealthy to healthy state” as you slowly eliminate toxins from the body.

Reflexology in Canada

Reflexology in CanadaThe Universal College of Reflexology is a Canadian institute teaching to students in Canada and around the world.  This post relates to questions asked by prospective Canadian students about licensing.

The Canadian government is specific on this issue. Very few therapies in Canada are licensed. This is where Reflexology currently sits, as an unregulated or unlicensed health modality.

So, what training do Canadian Reflexologists across the country receive? Without federal or provincial regulations, there are no national training standards in Canada. The range of training in Canada varies tremendously. Some certified Reflexologists are, in fact, very well trained through internationally recognized and legitimate institutions such as the Universal College of Reflexology. On the other end of the scale, Read Full Article…

Reflexology is Recession Proof

Despite the global economic downturn, Reflexology proves to be recession-proof. As stress levels are spiralling upwards, the need for stress relief has never been greater.

If you are lucky enough to already be a Reflexologist, now is the time to get out there and make yourself well known in your community.

If you want to become a Reflexologist then start training now. Your future services are needed!

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Why are Reflexology Charts Different?

One of the most common questions we are asked is why are there so many different Reflexology charts, and which one is the correct one. Most charts are based on reiteration or a mirror image of the body. Zones are used to divide the body into ten segments. A grid like system corresponds each and every body part onto the feet and hands.Read Full Article…

Self-care for Reflexologists

Self-Help for ReflexologistsTo be a successful, professional Reflexologists takes time, care and attention. This self-care starts first with the Reflexologist. Only when you are fresh and balanced can you offer effective Reflexology treatments. Here are some tips and advice that we hope you will find useful.

Self-care begins with the correct choice of:

Thumb walking seems to be the most used stroke and if done incorrectly can easily lead to joint problems including the ‘wear and tear’ arthritis or to repetitive strain injuries. Carpal tunnel syndrome is another risk associated with bodywork as is trigger finger.

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The Differences Between Reflexology and Massage

Some people confuse Reflexology with massage, but they are two different modalities–each with its own strengths. Both, like many other therapies, such as chiropractics, osteopathy, and other somatic practices, involve the use of the hands to apply their techniques. The aim with both Reflexology and massage is to enhance the well being of the client.Read Full Article…

How did today’s “Health System” evolve?

How did today’s “Health System” evolve?

To find the answer let us look at how two very important scientists observed the world they lived in – Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein.

Quite simply put, the Newtonian world sees people as sophisticated biological machines. The Einsteinian viewpoint goes beyond the limited Newtonian clockwork universe to comprehend human beings from the perspective of inter-penetrating, inter-active energy fields.

There is a growing mountain of evidence to support the new Einsteinian way of thinking. Quantum physics and experiments in high-energy particle physics have shown us that, at the particle level, all matter is really energy.

If humans are beings of energy, then it follows that we can be affected by energy. Orthodox medicine has started to use energy methods of treatment. Therapeutic radiation to treat cancer, electricity to stop pain (TENS machines) and electromagnetic fields are being used to stimulate the healing of broken bones.Read Full Article…

Strengthening Your Hands – Exercises for Reflexologists

Exercises for the Fingers, Hands and Wrists

Here are some great finger, hand and wrist exercises for flexibility, strength and preventative care that you can do anywhere. Remember only to work within
your tolerance level, and be gentle.

Exercise #1

Palms and fingers facing the ceiling. Separate and straighten your fingers.   Hold for 5 – 10 seconds. Bend your fingers at the knuckles. Hold for 5 – 10 seconds. Make a fist. Hold for 5 – 10 seconds. Straighten your fingers. Repeat  3 – 5 times.Read Full Article…