The subject of my last blog highlighted how the structural integrity of the neck, when disturbed, imposed a marked influence on the reflexes of the feet. I also stated how the same applied to disturbed reflexes in the abdominal areas.
This phenomenon is demonstrable by examining the reflexes of the feet before and after giving specific, manual therapy to the neck and abdomen.
The reflexes of the feet are fascinating; they have something of a ‘will-o-the-wisp’ mystic about them.
By this I mean the way the reflexes reveal or don’t reveal themselves-a kind of-now you see me, now you don’t phenomena.
I call this ‘the law of the reflex’. Without having an understanding of this, we work from a strictly stereotype, view of reflexology.
This can be compared to the Indian parable of the six blind men each feeling a part of an elephant, to one it felt like a wall (its side) to another it felt like a snake (the trunk) and so forth.
Although each was partly right, all of them were wrong.
This compares to the stereotype understanding of reflexology.
It is this conundrum, which makes reflexology such a challenging therapy, particularly to those who strive to unravel its many layers.
To begin to comprehend its language, needs sensitivity of touch, combined with the mental ability to translate its idiosyncrasies.
In my next blog I shall explain the causes of this limited view of reflexology and how to transcend them.
I wish you a healthy and successful 2016
Tony Porter Reflexology breakthrough seminar
London February 22/23/24 2016
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