Reflexotherapy of the Feet / Edition 1

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Foot reflexology is now widely used to relieve symptoms of many disorders. Hanne Marquardt is a pioneer in teaching and practicing foot reflexology in Germany - many of today's practicing foot reflexologists were trained at her well-established teaching institution. This book, based on the best-selling fourth German edition, has been constantly reviewed and updated by the author, incorporating new findings and strategies as they evolved.

In many hand-drawn illustrations of the microsystem of the feet, the book introduces the principles and the practice of foot reflexology. It covers - the complete topography of zones - general treatment examples - specific applications and strategies on treatment combinations The book profits from the author's personal style and lengthy teaching experience.

"...introduces the principles & practice of foot reflexology ...covers the complete topography of zones, general treatment examples, specific applications & strategies on treatment combinations...fully illustrated.

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An excellent book for the licensed medical primary care provider. I am very aware that there are many well thought out points of view on where reflexes on the feet are located. Hanne Marquardt has done possibly the best job I have ever seen of showing where she thinks such reflexes are located. —Bill Flocco, Founder/Director, American Academy of Reflexology; Past President, International Council of ReflexologistsAt last, a book written for the serious student...The professional tone of the book makes this work a great resource and textbook, both for entry-level and life-long students of reflexology. This is THE book for the professional!...I will strongly recommend this book to educators who ask me what texts are the best in the field to use. In addition to the theory portion, Marquardt's extensive experience gives invaluable and practical examples of how reflexology can complement traditional medicine. Whether one wants to practice in the medical model or stress reduction/wellness model, this book is a must.—Christine Issel, author of Reflexology: Art, Science & HistoryA lot of reflexology books cover the same ground. This book is an exception and is suited to the avid reflexology reader. [Reflexotherapy of the Feet provokes] thoughts about technique approaches, issues relating to professionalism, and perspectives on approaching reflex zone therapy...In a decade where reflexology is going mainstream, this book is the leader. It is a major contribution to our knowledge.—Kevin Kunz, Founder/Director the Reflexology Research Program, Editor, Reflexions, teacher, and authorI would recommend this book for all those interested in embarking or furthering their knowledge in reflex therapy. It is inspiring, sensitive and wise. —Physiotherapy Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865779310
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 6/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 751,482
  • Product dimensions: 70.00 (w) x 97.50 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Meet the Author

International School of Reflexotherapy of the Feet, Koenigsfeld-Burgberg, Germany

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Table of Contents




I General Principles


   A Practical Approach to RTF

   Therapeutic Approach to Feet: Touching - Treating

   Characteristics of Abnormal Zones; Limits of Dosage

   Stabilizing Grips

   Indications and Contraindications


II Practical Part

   Treatment Preparation

   Pain: Its Sense and Significance

   Seven Groups of Zones

   The First Treatment as an Assessment

   Performing the Follow-Up Treatments

   Final Treatment

   Duration of and Intervals Between Treatments

   Reactions during Treatment Intervals

   Right-Left Interchangeability of Zones of the Feet

   Examples of Treatment

      Zones of the Head and Neck

      Zones of the Spine, Thorax, and Shoulder Girdle

      Zones of the Urinary Tract, Bones and Tissue of the Pelvis and Lower Extremities

      Zones of the Endocrine System

      Zones of the Respiratory Organs and Heart

      Zones of the Digestive Tract

      Zones of the Lymphatic System


III Additional Information and Treatment of Special Groups of Patients

   Deviations in the Location of Zones

   Careful Treatment of Symptomatic Zones in Special Diseases

   Treatment in Acute Situations

   Diagnostic Facilities and Limitations

   Treatment Combinations

   Self-Treatment and Mechanical Aids

   Patient Groups with Special Diseases

   Treatment of Scars

   Pregnancy, Delivery, and Treatment of the Newborn

   Treatment of Babies and Children

   Further Developments in RTF

   Summary of the Method



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