My book is not about the practical application of reflexology. It explores what I have learnt about sore feet, body symptoms and lifestyle through working as a reflexology practitioner since 1999.
Discover the eight principles of holistic reflexology
#1 Anatomy and physiology reflect another perspective
assumes that the body is not in discomfort just to make life unpleasant, but is trying to attract attention to a specific issue that needs attention. Knowing only the basics of each system and its relevant organs is the beginning of understanding what the body is trying to communicate. Discussion will consider each body system from a metaphysical perspective.
#2 Chakras reveal flow and blockages in energy
looks at the issues that sit in certain areas of the foot and suggests causes for the discomfort.
#3 Elements express their energy through the toes
discusses the elements as expressed through the toes and how imbalance can affect our lifestyle.
#4 Organs hold emotions, often suppressed
focuses on the emotions held within the major organs and how a painful reflex in the foot can be an indicator of emotions rather than the physical.
#5 Left and right define who, how and when
defines left and right and is usually combined with other indicators on the foot to discern who the problem is associated with, when it happened and how it unfolded.
#6 Shape, texture and position show strength and weakness, potential and challenge
notices the shape, texture and position of the foot which is alive with vitality and information. It’s not so much about reading the foot as connecting with its energy.
#7 Words and phrases draw a parallel to the cause
encourages people to listen intently to the words used to tell a story. They are vital to the puzzle. It is about being attentive.
#8 I attract my own issues
asks us to think about the people and circumstances in our lives and consider their purpose
Learn about the metaphysical connection to the body systems
Nervous System is about communication and interpreting
Endocrine System focuses on authority figures and learning through negative feedback
Cardiovascular System is connected to flow and blockages and being on the right track
Lymphatic System and Immunity is associated with picking up after others, self-protection and self-criticism
Skeletal System gives structure, restructure and infrastructure
Muscular System is about divided loyalties as it pulls in two directions
Digestive System has a lot to do with process and teamwork as it assimilates and disposes
Respiratory System deals with fair exchange and transition
Reproductive System develops develops creative expression
Integumentary System defines boundaries, security and a willingness to be on show
Special Senses gives you a way to remember