- Advanced Reflexology Training - The ART techniques are far more positive because of the type of stimulus used, that is, the pressure is deeper without going beyond the patient’s tolerance. A special treatment sequence is used which forms a very important part of the ART approach. Also the more orthodox ‘walking’ techniques are not the mainstay of ART, although they can be used in conjunction with ART. Other areas of the hands, fingers and thumbs are used in an entirely different way, which makes the treatment far more flowing and dynamic.
- Auricular reflexology - Mode of reflexology whose focus is the ear. Dr. P.F.M. Nogier of France "discovered" the method in 1967.
- Ayurvedic Reflexology / Acupressure - Service offered by the Dr. Guervaz Ayurveda Center, in New York City. Its purported design is to open "channels" and "meridians."
- Gentle Touch™ of Reflexology - Advanced method of accessing the feet and energy field of the client while using the most minimal of touch.
- Precision Reflexology - It focuses on stimulating “reflex points” on the feet in order to maintain good health. Practitioners believe that by applying appropriate pressure to the reflex points it is possible to treat a wide range of disorders.
- Reflexotherapy - Based on the strict individualization of each case of upset balance or disease.
- Vertical Reflexology - Client stands up and only the dorsal part (Top) of the foot is treated. Focuses on working the weight-bearing dorsal reflexes (top) of the foot rather than the familiar plantar or sole where the main reflexes are conventionally situated.
- Ingham Method - Form of zone therapy or reflexology. In the 1930's Eunice Ingham, a psychotherapist working for a physician, used zone therapy on patients. She mapped the entire body as represented on the feet. At first used to reduce pain, Ingham developed the work into the Ingham Reflex Method of Compression Massage (Later known as Reflexology). Only the hands are used to apply the pressure to the reflex points on the feet.
- Meridian Reflexology - Combines Western and Eastern traditions.
- Vita Flex Therapy - "Vitality through the reflexes." It is a specialized form of hand and foot massage that is exceptionally effective in delivering the benefits of essential oils throughout the body.
- LaStone Reflexology - During a treatment, the recipient, fully clothed, will lie on a bed of hot stones along their spine, as well as, hot stones in their hands and on all of the 7 chakras. A full foot reflexology treatment is done solely with the use of hot basalt or cold marble stones depending on the individual needs of the recipient. Auricular (ear) stimulation is also done following the foot reflexology. The recipient then turns over onto their belly and hand reflexology is done. The session ends with a ceremonial closing off of all energies that have been passed on through the use of these healing stones.
- Swiss reflex therapy - Works on the same principle as reflexology but also utilizes the benefits of aromatherapy. Following consultation, the feet are treated with a specially prepared aromatherapy cream, stimulating healing through the use of reflex points but with the additional boost of the properties of essential oils. Treatment continues at home with a prescribed cream which should be massaged into the feet daily.
- Morrell Reflexology - Uses the same access points as traditional Reflexology and follows its basic philosophy. However, the original heavy pressure is replaced with an extremely light touch. The theory was developed some 15 years ago by Patricia Morrell, who was no longer happy with the traditional approach of breaking down crystals of uric acid in the foot. She began to think in terms of affecting a person not just on a physical level but on a more subtle, energetic level. She discovered that by employing a soft, gentle touch, she not only made her patients more comfortable but achieved even better results than before.
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