Because of the various misunderstanding about A.R.T.® I thought it prudent that I briefly explained what it is and what it is not.
What is A.R.T.® (Advanced Reflexology Techniques)
Founded by Tony Porter
The techniques came about through the course of my reflexology career which began in 1972.
A.R.T. has been the subject of clinical scrutiny.
The techniques of A.R.T. can also be described as Alternative Reflexology Techniques.
A.R.T. is a protocol consisting of techniques, designed to be used in conjunction with those of the classical approach.
A.R.T. Uses a range of techniques and contacts to suit the individuality of every foot and patient. It is not possible to use one technique on a one -size - fits - all basis and expect conformity of effectiveness.
A.R.T. is given with more focus and authority than the generally accepted understanding of reflexology, where relaxation is the main purpose.
A.R.T. is not (should not be) applied beyond the patients tolerance level.
The patient is always in charge of what they experience. A sweet, therapeutic type of pain should be the sensation experienced.
A.R.T. is not appropriate for every patient.
A.R.T. The importance of detecting, interpreting and contacting a disturbed reflex is the cornerstone of A.R.T.
A.R.T. Treatment when required can be given in 20-30 minutes several times weekly.
A.R.T. has been taught and (continues to be so) Internationally since 1989
A.R.T. is only taught as part of post-graduate training.
A.R.T. is not the brutal use of the knuckles
A.R.T. was conceived to be used in conjunction with the classical techniques (i.e. the walking movement)
A.R.T. seminars focus on teaching the correct and effective classical techniques in conjunction with those of A.R.T.
Tony is a London-based reflexologist and founder of Advanced Reflexology Techniques (ART)