In my previous blog I mention about coming out of the box and looking at other techniques and approaches to reflexology.
Reflexology has come a long way since I first began my journey 40+ years ago. The main difference is that it is far more recognised as a therapy in its own right, and it is rare to find somebody who has not at least heard about it.
There are various applications of reflexology which are very scientific and this approach to the therapy, helps I suppose to give it credence. However interesting the scientific approach may be, I can't help thinking that there may be a danger of reflexology losing its roots, and turning a beautifully simplistic therapy into something complicated and systemised.
You can learn all the science there is about reflexology and yet not be a successful reflexologist, the same applies to other therapies.
The Mother of reflexology Eunice Ingham used the simple mantra to describe the therapy. 'Find a sore spot and work it out' This is the main point and aim of reflexology-having the ability to detect a disturbance (sore spot) and work it out.
Experience has taught me that there are better ways to 'work it out,' and more effective contacts to do this, and understanding the effects that different contacts have. But all this is not scientific, but relies on something that science cannot yet duplicate - the sensitivity of touch combined with the power of the brain.
This is what I always taught at my ART seminars - ways how to detect, interpret and contact the disturbed reflexes.
I am planning to eventually give some special one-day seminars, but these will be sometime away. As soon as something is arranged, details will be posted on this website.
Hagar Basis, my principal tutor is now holding ART seminar training, her contact number is: 01923 275 043
Tony is a London-based reflexologist and founder of Advanced Reflexology Techniques (ART)