Reflexology for Beginners: Healing Through Foot Massage of Pressure Points

Overview

You can treat specific ailments and promote overall wellness with reflexology. This natural, time-proven healing practice is as simple as gently massaging specific areas of the foot to balance, cleanse, and renew your energy.

This friendly introductory guide includes practical advice, case histories, and illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Reflexology for Beginnersmakes it easy for anyone to immediately ...

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Overview

You can treat specific ailments and promote overall wellness with reflexology. This natural, time-proven healing practice is as simple as gently massaging specific areas of the foot to balance, cleanse, and renew your energy.

This friendly introductory guide includes practical advice, case histories, and illustrated, step-by-step instructions. Reflexology for Beginnersmakes it easy for anyone to immediately begin to enjoy the mental, emotional, and spiritual healing aspects of reflexology:

  • Increased energy and heightened awareness
  • A sense of inner peace
  • Deeper intuitive wisdom
  • Increased ability to deal positively with stressful situations
  • A general feeling of being more whole, healthy, and happy
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Llewellyn's "For Beginners" series aims to return the power of healing techniques to the people. Vennells has already written two volumes in the series, Bach Flower Remedies for Beginners and Reiki for Beginners. He experienced these therapies first as a patient, working to heal his chronic fatigue syndrome; he then became a practitioner and teacher. The current book discusses reflex locations, techniques, treatment sessions, and advice for the practitioner. There are over 40 line drawings, accompanied by clear directions. Vennells offers a philosophy of illness and healing cultivated in a Buddhist perspective. The only real drawback is the lack of stories to illustrate the author's points; the chapter titled "Case Studies" contains more testimonials and letters of encouragement from practitioners than true case studies. For large public libraries with extensive alternative health collections. Elizabeth C. Stewart, Portland, ME Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738700984
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2001
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 380,913
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.04 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

David Vennells (Manchester, England) is a Reiki practitioner and a teacher. He first experienced Reiki after suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for four years. In a very short time Reiki greatly improved his mental and physical condition and general quality of life. It was this experience that encouraged him to learn this wonderful healing technique so that he might share it with others.

On his path to learning the Reiki technique, David received instructions from three well known Reiki Masters and spent most of his time researching and trying to understand the origins of Reiki from both a practical and spiritual view point.

Through Reiki, David says he has become aware that there was a deeply spiritual aspect to all living beings. To better understand this aspect of himself in the light of Reiki, he studied Buddhism and eventually became Buddhist. It wasn't long before he realized that Buddhism and Reiki complement each other greatly. But, as David points out, you don't have to be a Buddhist to practice Reiki.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi
Author's Note xv
Editor's Note xvi
Introduction xvii
1 What Is Reflexology? 1
2 Locating the Reflexes 15
3 Basic Techniques 39
4 Beginning a Treatment 51
5 The Main Treatment 75
6 Practical Advice 103
7 Case Studies 123
8 Disease and the Mind 165
9 Simple Meditations 189
10 The Future of Reflexology 201
Dedication 205
Appendix 1 The History of Reflexology 207
Appendix 2 Meditation Groups 219
Appendix 3 Books on Buddhism 223
Appendix 4 Hypothyroidism 225
Bibliography 229
Index 231
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