This book is an essential guide written for all students and practitioners of Reflexology. Completely revised, the new edition includes a two-colour design to further enhance its user-friendly approach. It provides extensive coverage and a balanced account of the fundamentals of practice in one readable and accessible volume.
Offering a balanced overview of complementary and alternative therapies, this book will be useful for parents of children with autism, ADD or other learning disabilities. The book covers a wide variety of mind-body interventions and manipulative techniques, as well as energy therapies, biologically based methods, and alternative medical systems. For each approach, the author provides a detailed description of what the treatment involves, which professionals will be working with the child, and an explanation of the rationale behind the therapy. She also offers advice on who to approach for treatment, and includes a list of recommended resources and useful contacts for further information. This book will be a valuable source of information for parents and professionals working with children who have disabilities that impact their learning or behavior.
Release on 2010-12-01 | by Denise Tiran,Peter A. Mackereth
A Guide for Integrated Practice
Author: Denise Tiran,Peter A. Mackereth
Pubpsher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Clinical Reflexology takes the practitioner on a journey of examination, critical review and debate prior to making recommendations for best practice in reflexology. The phenomenal rise in interest by health professionals in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), and in particular touch therapies, has led to a need for texts that relate and integrate theory and practice to health care settings. Clinical Reflexology does this, expanding and exploring concepts introduced in the first edition. Many CAM books have been written for therapists working in private practice but many of these practitioners are also now working in healthcare settings. This book allows both groups to facilitate the greater integration of clinical reflexology in clinical practice. The book is divided into two sections. The first deals with key themes, including an up-to-date review of the research evidence and appropriate methodology, safe and supported practice and integration issues. All these themes are explored and discussed utilizing the available literature, analysis of models and concepts and are related specifically to health care practice. The second section focuses on the clinical application of reflexology and how it can be best adapted to the context. The contributors are committed pioneers in their field with a track record of integrating reflexology within clinical settings. Many are teachers, coordinators of therapy services and supervisors. ABOUT THE AUTHORS Dr Peter Mackereth is the Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapies and Smoking Cessation Services at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust Manchester. He is a registered nurse, and has worked in intensive care, neurology and oncology. Peter has an MA in Medical Ethics and has completed a PhD project examining reflexology vs. relaxation training for people with Multiple Sclerosis. An author and renowned speaker, Peter has held academic post in number of universities, most recently as Reader in Integrative Health at the University of Derby. Denise Tiran, a midwife, lecturer and reflex zone therapist, is an internationally acclaimed authority on complementary therapies in pregnancy and childbirth. She is Director of Expectancy, the leading provider of professional education on the safe use of complementary therapies in maternity care, including a special pregnancy course for reflexologists. Her latest book, Reflexology for Pregnancy and Childbirth, was published in January 2010.
Mouse finds a new house and calls upon her woodland friends to help her to make it a cosy home, but will it be ready in time for winter? Combining reflexology with delightfully engaging rhymes and illustrations, this book features easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions for giving basic reflexology to a child during a bedtime (or anytime) story. This unique book, written by a specialist maternity reflexologist, uses this non-invasive complementary therapy to help strengthen the bonding process between parent (or carer) and child and offers a gentle remedy for problems such as sleep difficulties, anxiety and mild pain. No prior reflexology knowledge is required.
Easy Home Routines for Hands and Feet to Enhance Health and Vitality
Author: Sonia Ducie
Pubpsher: Random House
Category: Family & Relationships
Reflexology is a complementary healing technique, second only to aromatherapy in popularity. The feet and hands are a 'map' of the organs of the body. Reflexology can be used to relieve symptoms and as a preventative health measure. It involves applying pressure to reflex points on the hands and feet, each point relating to a part of the body. The book explains how easy it is to use reflexology techniques every day at home, without a practitioner, to enhance your health and well-being. Part 1 illustrates basic reflexology techniques and explains how to apply them. Part 2 includes easy step-by-step routines especially devised to help improve confidence, build strength, relax, increase vitality, enjoy better sex, boost metabolism and speed up detoxification. Part 3 includes 22 common health problems such as headaches, toothache, backache, travel sickness and panic attacks and provides techniques for dealing with them. Devised with everyday health in mind, this book has something for everyone.
Children's Reflexology to Soothe Sore Teeth and Tums
Author: Susan Quayle
Pubpsher: Singing Dragon
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Mouse and Mole head to Squirrel's tree for tea, but as the weather turns stormy they have to find shelter. Will the rain and wind dampen their day? Join them as they find fun and laughter and have the BEST DAY EVER! With delightfully engaging rhymes and illustrations, this book features easy-to-follow diagrams and instructions for giving basic reflexology to a child. The reflexology techniques included relax and soothe, and they offer a gentle remedy to the symptoms of constipation, colic and teething in babies and young children. Written by a specialist maternity reflexologist, this book can also be used to help strengthen the bonding process between parent (or carer) and child. No prior reflexology knowledge is required.
A practical beginner's guide to the ancient therapeutic art
Author: Chris Stormer
Pubpsher: Hachette UK
Category: Health & Fitness
Reflexology is a natural therapy to beat stress and heal common ailments. Get Started in Reflexology: Teach Yourself is the most comprehensive yet straightforward introduction available for the curious beginner. It is the only title to give you true spiritual insight into the link between mind and body; more importantly, it provides clear and direct links to a complete A-Z of different ailments, both physical and emotional, with practical guidance and easy-to-follow techniques for foot massage and care. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of reflexology. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Research has shown that children who enjoy regular positive touch are able to concentrate and communicate better, are calmer in stressful situations and gain self-confidence. This practical and accessible guide offers a thorough overview of safe and effective ways of sharing massage, acupressure and reflexology techniques with your child at home. - Simple techniques and step-by-step routines to relieve common physical and emotional ailments - A self-help tool kit with suggestions for children to help themselves - Useful tips and advice on how to introduce your child to the benefits of touch therapies 'Featuring user friendly treatment sequences and practical advice on dealing with emotional issues such as stress and anxiety, this book will show you how you can make a loving and caring touch part of your child's daily routine.' The Green Parent Magazine 'A step by step guide for home use written by an experienced massage therapist, reflexologist and aromatherapy practitioner. Mary Atkinson offers easy to follow practice routines which can be easily picked up by the complete beginner. Excellent.' Yoga and Health Magazine 'Using clear, straightforward descriptions, Mary Atkinson outlines appropriate massage techniques for the young. A brilliant way to connect with children and support them in overcoming anxiety or illness.' Juno Magazine