Hand Reflexology: A New Pyramid Paperback

Overview

Reflexology has been used for healing for over 5,000 years. Although many people associate reflexology with the feet, you can also stimulate the reflex points on the hands to clear energy flow around the body and treat common ailments such as headaches, indigestion, muscular aches and flu. Reflexology is quick, unobtrusive and ideal for people who are sensitive about having their feet handled. By following the simple step-by-step instructions in Hand Reflexology you will learn to balance and detoxify the body's ...

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Overview

Reflexology has been used for healing for over 5,000 years. Although many people associate reflexology with the feet, you can also stimulate the reflex points on the hands to clear energy flow around the body and treat common ailments such as headaches, indigestion, muscular aches and flu. Reflexology is quick, unobtrusive and ideal for people who are sensitive about having their feet handled. By following the simple step-by-step instructions in Hand Reflexology you will learn to balance and detoxify the body's systems, fight stress and improve general wellbeing. It shows how to treat yourself as well as others, and features 10 -15 minute routines suitable for everyone, including children and the elderly.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780600618843
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 346,494
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Keet has been a state registered podiatrist and reflexologist for over 15 years. He is principal of the Central London College of Reflexology and his clients include celebrities from the worlds of film, music and sport.

Louise Keet is principal of the London School of Reflexology. Her work has appeared in many national magazines and newspapers as well as on national and local radio.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     6
Why reflexology?     6
Why hand reflexology?     6
Why is reflexology so popular?     8
Who can reflexology help?     8
History of reflexology     10
Modern reflexology     11
Clinical evidence     12
How does reflexology work?     14
The theories behind reflexology     16
Reflexology and the hand     22
Cross-reflexes     24
Anatomy and physiology of the body     26
A hand reflexology session     40
Things to bear in mind     42
Preparation     44
Opening moves     48
Closing moves     50
Basic techniques     52
How to use the treatments     57
Treating common conditions: Treating yourself: 10-minute treatments     58
Head conditions     60
Ear, nose and throat conditions     62
Neck and shoulder conditions     64
Hand and wrist conditions     66
Respiratory conditions     68
Digestive conditions     70
Urinary conditions     74
Reproductive conditions     76
Balancingthe body systems: Treating others: 10-minute treatments     78
Skin conditions     80
Musculo-skeletal system     82
Circulatory system     84
Immune system     86
Nervous system     88
Endocrine system     90
Respiratory system     92
Digestive system     94
Urinary system     96
Reproductive system     98
Specialized hand reflexology: Treating yourself and others: 15-minute treatments     100
Pregnancy, weeks 14-36     102
Pregnancy, weeks 37-40     104
Babies     106
Young children     108
Menopause     110
Golden years     112
Terminal illness     114
Coping with stress     116
Counteracting stress     118
Emotional wellbeing     120
Nutrients and detoxification     122
Index     124
Acknowledgements     128
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