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Reflexology Book Manipulate Zones in the Hands and Feet to Relieve Stress, Improve Circulation, and Promote Good Health

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ISBN-10: 1580629636

ISBN-13: 9781580629638

Edition: 2003

Authors: Valerie Voner

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publication date: 10/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

The Top Ten Benefits of Reflexology
Reflexology, Then and Now
What Is Reflexology?
Ancient History
Native American Influence
Scientific Roots
The Twentieth Century
Reflexology Today
Current Applications
What Reflexology Can Do
Reduce Stress
Balance the Energy Flow in the Body
Improve Circulation
Release Toxins
Stimulate the Body's Own Healing Potential
Assist in Maintaining a State of Health
Preparing for Reflexology
Create a Healing Space
The Right Chair
Proper Props
Foot Soak
Essential Oils, Lotions, and Powders
Set Your Intention
The Importance of a Calm, Even Touch
Clearing Your Energy
Focusing on the Task
Being the Giver
Short Nails and Clean Hands
Using Wax
Understanding the Body as It Relates to Reflexology
The Structure of the Body
The Function of the Body
The Body Is Mirrored in the Feet
Basic Reflexology Techniques
Thumb Walking
Finger Walking
Hooking and Pulling Back
Karate Chops
Knuckle Press
Relaxing the Feet
Greeting the Feet
Turning Feet in and Out
Wringing the Foot
Relaxing the Spinal Reflex
Rotating the Foot
Loosening the Foot
Using the Knuckle Press
Greeting the Solar Plexus Reflex
Working Both Feet
Let's Begin!
Remembering the Imaginary Guidelines
Picture the Foot as a Map of the Body
A Logical Sequence
The Shoulder Girdle
The Diaphragm Line
The Waistline
Heel, or Sciatic, Line
The Tendon Line
The Toes Know
Thumb Walking the Toes
Thumb Walking the Toe Joint
Hooking Specific Reflexes at the Top of the Foot
Relief from Headaches
The Toes and Sinuses
Feel the Neck and Shoulders Relax
Circling the Brain Reflex
Press This Point
Reflex Points of the Great Toe
The Hypothalamus Reflex
The Pituitary Reflex
The Pineal Reflex
The Thyroid Reflex
The Parathyroid Reflex
Using Rotation, Holding, Pressing, and Hooking
Getting to Know the Nervous System
The Need for Equilibrium
The Parts of the Brain
Connecting the Feet, Spinal Cord, and Brain
7,200 Nerve Endings
The Feet as a Post Office
Seeing the Receiver Relax
Warm the Heart from the Sole
The Ball of the Foot
Begin with a Knuckle Press
Thumb Walk the Heart Reflex
Caterpillar the Chest Reflex Region
Thumb Walk from the Inside Edge
Thumb Walk from the Outside Edge
Butterfly the Area
Work on the Top Surface of the Foot
Lymph Drainage
Solar Plexus Reflex
Flutter Off
Before You Move On
Right Foot, Right Side
Left Foot, Left Side
It's That Mirror Again
A Reflexologist's Job
Expect the Unexpected
Explanation of Bones as Guidelines
On to the Next Section!
Diaphragm Line to Waistline
Think about the Foot
Understanding Digestion
Thumb Walk the Esophageal Reflex
Three Fingers Mark the Spot
Liver and Gallbladder Reflexes
Spleen Reflex
Gallbladder Meridian
Don't Forget the Adrenals
Finish with Four-Finger Walking
Recharging the Digestive System
From the Waistline to the Sciatic Line
Discovering Landmarks
The Ileocecal/Appendix Reflex
The Ascending Colon Reflex
The Flexure and Transverse Colon Reflexes
Working All the Right Angles
Create a Fan with Thumb Walking
The Small Intestine Reflex Box
Kidney and Bladder Reflexes
The Heel in Transition
Moving to the Left Foot
The Left Foot
Creating the Outside Box
More Right Angles
Draw Another Fan
A Box for the Small Intestine Reflex
Revisiting the Kidney and Bladder
Ahhh, Knuckle Press the Heel
Take a Break and Review
Review with the Left Foot
Sections of the Body Reflected in the Work
Systems Affected
Reactions of the Systems
Comfort of the Receiver
Expressed Tension
Reflexing the Reproductive System
Bony Landmarks--the Ankles
Reflexes on the Inside Arch
Thumb Walking a Triangle
Press and Hold Behind the Ankle
Reflexes on the Outside of the Foot
Another Triangle
Reflexing the Hips
Putting It All Together
The Spinal and Brain Reflexes
Three Times Three
Thumb Walk the Spinal Reflex
Rotation on the Reflex
Zigzag Thumb Walk
The Thread of the Tapestry
Close Down, Cool Out
Close Down
Cool Out
Karate Chops
Tapping and Clapping
Double Solar Plexus Press
Quiet, Please
Reflexology and Other Modalities
The Minisession
When Is Reflexology Not a Good Idea?
Overall, Reflexology Is a Safe Technique
It's Not Appropriate When ...
Dilated Varicose Veins
Severe Swelling
Open Sores or Cuts
Contagious or Infectious Conditions
Current Break or Sprain
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