Although the seminar's focus is on the back and related conditions, it will go beyond the general approaches.
I use the term of back to describe the conditions effecting the lower and upper structures of the back, including those of the shoulders and neck.
As these conditions are generally understood as emanating from the spinal column, it makes the spinal reflexes the main focus of attention.
This can be helpful where a direct trauma to the spinal column has occurred. However, this view can be something of a misnomer, as the origin of the problem can have its origins elsewhere in the body.
This is where reflexology can provide valuable insights into the secondary (symptomatic) reflexes and those of the primary ie the cause of the problem.
An assessment of a condition can be made through the detection and interpretation of 'disturbed' reflexes. The reflexes are the guardians of vital information — they can tell stories as long as we are willing to learn how to read them.
This will be a subject of the seminar.
Attaining this ability is the central tenet of A.R.T. reflexology.
The subjects of the seminar will include:
- The importance of knowing how to use the fingers and thumbs without causing joint strain.
- Is 'working' the spinal reflexes the key to alleviating back pain?
- The significance of the (balance) of the hip joints and the pelvis.
- How to look at clues to this imbalance through your or clients hands.
- The influence of this imbalance on the cervical spine
- Describing the two spinal reflex areas and the techniques.
- The influence of the feet on overall structural integrity.
- Other indirect influences on structural integrity
- The influence of gynaecological conditions on back pain.
- The use of lubrication on the feet. Is it of value or not?
- Exploring the effects of different types of contact to the feet.
The above are the main subjects and are not conclusive.
As I shall be discussing the use of lubrication, it would be helpful to have some at hand.
The seminar's duration is three hours, with a short 'coffee' break around the halfway mark. The cost is £35.00