Reflexology is an alternative healing technique – a science which deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands relating to each and every organ and part of the body. By properly working on these reflexes, we can help to relieve many health problems – even very serious ones – in a natural way.
Reflexology is a totally holistic technique that treats the entire body by manual pressure on the feet or hands. Circulation is improved, nerve impulses are unblocked, and stress is relieved. (Many serious and common illnesses are directly linked to stress, and relieving it allows the body to heal itself naturally.) Reflexology also promotes integration of the body’s systems, and of the body with the mind and emotions. Reflexology will not make any condition worse, and its only side effect is that at the end of the session your feet will feel great!
There are various schools of Reflexology, but most took their inspiration from the work of Eunice Ingham, who published the first book on Reflexology in 1938. David Cook, who practices Reflexology on 29th St. in NY City, teaches courses for the institute Eunice founded, the International Institute of Reflexology. This is primarily therapeutic Reflexology, although it is also very relaxing.
The client relaxes in a reclining chair and the Reflexologist sits on a secretarial chair and works on the client’s feet (or sometimes hands). Because Ingram-method Reflexology is therapeutic, each session is as long as needed for the particular client, but the average is about 45 minutes.
David Cook teaches approximately one course per month in the New York City area – either in Manhattan, Long Island, New Jersey, or City Island.
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