TONY PORTER FOCUSED REFLEXOLOGY
Incorporating ART techniques
The techniques which form the concepts of ART (Advanced Reflexology Training) were first introduced as part of a post graduate seminar format in 1989.
Since then they have been taught and continue to do so not only on the UK but Internationally.
The ART protocol has helped many reflexologists to become more effective in their work.
My reflexology journey began 43 years ago. In those times the world of reflexology was far different than it is now. One of the main differences being that there were only a relatively small number of reflexologists.
Since those days, reflexology has become one of the most popular therapies, and has become a profession in its own right.
Because of this there are many opportunities to build a financially rewarding and fulfilling career, while at the same time providing a therapeutically beneficial service to patients.
However there is a caveat to this, these opportunities will only apply to those who ‘come out of the box’ of mediocrity and use the most effective and ‘cutting edge’ techniques.
This is why it is essential to stay up to date with the latest evolutions in reflexology.
Since its inception ART has naturally evolved, and various refinements have been and are continuously being made.
It is because of this that many former students of ART have requested seminars which will reflect these refinements and updates.
It is for this reason that I decided to provide special training seminars under
Tony Porter Focused Reflexology©
These seminars are based on the original ART concepts, but also include ‘Evolvements of the original concept’.
The exciting thing about these evolvements is that they are not just focusing on the feet, but areas such as the neck and abdomen.
Apart from teaching the latest evolvements there will also be an opportunity to learn about:
THE INFLUENCE OF THE NECK ON THE REFLEXES OF THE FEET
This influence is little understood by reflexologists. The structural integrity of the neck plays a major role in the structural balance of the entire body. This same influence is reflected in the reflex status of the feet.
Tensions in the soft tissues of the neck, even relatively minor will impact on the foot reflexes.
It is because of this that I begin many reflexology sessions by passively relaxing tensions in the neck before staring working on the feet.
It is important to realise that this procedure is passive and without force, and is not any sort of manipulation.
Beginning a reflexology session in this way, brings an extra dimension to reflexology, something which patients experience with gratitude.
The techniques are taught by me at seminars. Although they are more applicable to those who have a qualification in massage or another form of manual, physical therapy, they can be used on colleagues or for self help by those who are not qualified.
Apart from the neck, the abdomen, particular the reflex, rich zone around the umbilicus is another area which has great therapeutic significance. In fact, to me it is a most important area of contact to bring about physiological benefit.
There is continuously ongoing clinical evidence which shows the importance of the human gut in the causation of various neurological diseases such as Alzheimers and Dementia.
Neuroscience meeting New Orleans LA, October 2012
The Vagus nerve and its influence to and from the gut is a major player in these diseases and other functions of the body such as immunity, serotonin production, autoimmune disease, infertility and hormone conversion amongst other factors. Working on the neck and the abdomen in conjunction with the reflexes of the feet influences the function of this nerve.
My Best Wishes
Booking for seminars is now open on the seminars page
Tony is a London-based reflexologist and founder of Advanced Reflexology Techniques (ART)