Reflexology views and issues:
The first part of the year was busy with seminars and lectures in the UK and the continent (as it used to be called).
My presentations at these events are aimed to help delegates become aware of the full range of possibilities of reflexology, and to separate truth from fiction .
Since giving these seminars, I have received many requests to make my views more widely available.
The following brief statement was part of a seminar which led on to a detailed discussion:
Sticking our fingers in the wheel of nature
There is widespread misunderstanding in reflexology of exactly how our ministrations effect the physiology of the receiver..
Reflexology is a fickle therapy,- it is not always a question of pressing button A to get result B. or to put succinctly:
‘ We as reflexologists cannot put our fingers in the wheel of natures healing response, it will do what it has to do in its own sweet way, as it has done since the first amoeba rejoiced at being alive’
Tony Porter blog 29/03/2017©
The physiology of the body has its own default setting, it has been ‘hard wired’ for survival since the time of that first amoeba through a process known as homeostasis. The application of various types of contact to the feet will not undo that setting.
Life is electrical in its various forms, it is what manifests in us as living beings; it is the platform upon which life depends.
The effect of Reflexology
With the proper applications of reflexology we can influence the circulation of this ‘force’ throughout every cell of the body. This should be the aim of our work. Through this energising process, the body will be better able to take care of itself.
This is the reason why the sick, worn, physically and mentally ‘challenged’ feel refreshed and energised by reflexology.
“Treat what you find, not what you are looking for”
This statement has been engrained into me since my early physical therapy, training days. It should also be engrained into every reflexologist.
By not taking heed of this statement, will mean that we work in a symptomatic, biased way, making sure that the reflexes fit the symptoms.
The notes of interest below will add further credence to the subject: