TONY PORTER - ABOUT
Tony Porter began his reflexology career in 1972. Since that time, apart from running a busy London-based practice, he has lectured and given treatments internationally.
Prior to becoming involved with reflexology, Tony had trained and qualified in various aspects of physical therapy, which provided a very solid background to his future life in reflexology.
There were two major phases in his professional life. The first being a meeting with Canadian Osteopath Arthur Lincoln Pauls who was the founder of Ortho-Bionomy, best described as a passive form of structural correction. Tony was so impressed with Arthur’s work that he became one of his first students.
This eventually led to assisting Arthur with teaching in California.
It was through Arthur Pauls that Tony was introduced to Dwight Byers, nephew of Eunice Ingham (The Mother of reflexology) Dwight is the Director of the International Institute of Reflexology, which is based in St. Petersburg Florida USA.
From this meeting came a long association wth Dwight and the Institute-apart from being thoroughly immersed in the ‘Ingham method’ of reflexology. Tony and Dwight gave seminars on a truly international scale for the following twelve years. In fact, it was largely through these that reflexology became as well known as it is today.This experience proved invaluable and provided the foundation for the further developments in reflexology which Tony introduced in later years-
ART (Advanced Reflexology Techniques)©
This was what Tony called ‘An Evolvement of the Original Concept’. The techniques of this protocol brought together the best of the classic techniques of western reflexology (Ingham) and those of the orient.
ART became instantly popular, and seminars were in demand throughout Europe and internationally. The protocol and techniques of ART were found to be very effective in the treatment of various gynaecological conditions and were used in a pilot trial at a London hospital.
The techniques of ART continue to be very popular and seminars which include this protocol are regularly given.
Tony Porter Focused Reflexology©
Focused reflexology is another incarnation of ART. Although based on the original concept and techniques, various refinements have been introduced.
These are described in the Seminar content page.
Tony Porter Founder / Director ART.
A practising reflexologist since 1972, Tony has given many thousands of treatments and lectured internationally.