The Brain, Electrical Impulses, Chemical Communications and Reflexology

“The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.” – Kurdish saying The brain is the most sophisticated entity known to man. The human brain measures approximately the size and shape […]

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Reflexology – A Directive or Non-Directive Form of Therapy?

The intention of this blog is to introduce the reader to some of the more complex psychological and ethical concepts related to our verbal interactions within the reflexology context. The article highlights other forms of directive and non-directive therapy, before considering how best to encourage client autonomy and self-directed change in reflexology, through the use […]

Moving Forward in Reflexology

Those familiar with the general tone of writing on these pages will be aware I often attempt to present the reader with referenced reflexology articles, rather than simply offering my personal opinion. However, this particular blog contains many of my own reflections and personal opinions. A reflexology colleague referred to it as a ‘marmite piece’; […]

Verbal Communication and Client Emotional Disclosure in Reflexology – Practitioner Survey Findings

The survey was an informal existential enquiry designed to explore the attitudes of professional practitioners regarding verbal communication and client emotional disclosure within their reflexology practice. The survey findings suggest verbal communications (instructional, supportive or explanatory) to be fairly common in reflexology. The findings also suggest the presence of client emotional content to be fairly […]

A Place for Love in Reflexology?

Is there a place for love in the reflexology exchange?  Is it a relevant subject?  Should we even draw attention to the concept?  Does the concept hold any measurable, clinical value? As our wider therapeutic modality moves forward in attempting to define a more precise representation of the art of reflexology – these are certainly […]

Developing a Therapeutic Vocabulary in Reflexology

I would define myself principally as a professional reflexologist (who happens to hold a counselling degree).  By the time I applied to start counsellor training I had already been in reflexology practice nearly three years.  I had long since worked out there existed a huge number of struggling individuals – sliding between the medical/psychological support […]

Reflexology – A Therapeutic Art Form, Not a Procedure

What exactly is Reflexology?  At first glance this might seem a relatively simple question to answer.  Look a little deeper however, and the question is actually much more complex.  Undoubtedly this is an important question, and one worth some considerable reflection by both individual reflexology practitioners, and indeed our wider therapeutic community. Reflexology has been […]