Reflexology Course Material 

I stopped running one-day CPD courses (all were AoR Approved) in 2017. The comprehensive workbooks together with demonstration DVD's (run on DVD player, laptop or computer with disc drive) for the topics described below are available to purchase till 5th April 2018.
 

Āyurvedic Principles & Treatment Techniques for Reflexology 

The Ayurvedic Foot Reflexology treatment developed out of my qualification as a Polarity Therapy Practitioner followed by training with Sharon Stathis (Āyurvedic Reflexology), the London School of Champissage (Kansa Vatki) and Ayurveda Pura (Āyurvedic Foot Massage), as well as extensive personal reading and research.

The workbook includes:
  • The Chakras, the Five Elements and their associations 
  • Reflexes to the Chakras on the feet and hands 
  • Using these principles in our energetic diagnosis and treatment
  • Introduction to the doshas
  • Marma Points on the feet and hands with local and systemic benefits
  • How to give a stimulating Āyurvedic foot treatment using warm oil, a kasa bowl (see image) and marma point working
  • Appendices that can be used as quick reference tools 
The DVD contains a demonstration with commentary of me carrying out a full treatment. Cost of workbook plus DVD: £35 incl. p&p if within the UK. Please email me at harrishiggins@gmail.com if interested.
 

Āyurvedic Face Reflexology

The treatment applies the principles of reflexology and Āyurvedic massage to the scalp, face and neck with particular focus on the face. The approach also helps give the client’s face a subtle “lift” providing a cosmetic advantage. I developed the treatment  based on my training in various Facelift and Āyurvedic Face Massage techniques, Āyurvedic Foot and Hand Reflexology and Polarity Therapy, plus significant additional study of marma point therapy. The material is better suited to those already qualified (and therefore insured) to work on the face.
 
The workbook includes:
  • Reminders about the anatomy of the head, face and neck 
  • Principles of reflexology applied to the these areas 
  • Face massage techniques to release tension in the tissues and encourage the flow of subtle energy 
  • How to work Āyurvedic marma points on the skull, face and neck with localised and systemic benefits
  • Appreciation of the use of a tridoshic oil as part of the treatment
  • Use of a kasa wand (see image) to consolidate massage techniques and marma point working and where to purchase a kasa wand
  • Suggestions for simple self-help exercises that can be given to a client as after-care advice
  • Appendices that can be used as quick reference tools
The DVD contains a demonstration with commentary of me carrying out a full treatment. Cost of workbook plus DVD: £35 incl. p&p if within the UK. Please email me at harrishiggins@gmail.com if interested.
 

TCM, Reflexology & Otto Tuners

This material is of interest to reflexologists who want to explore the energetic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how these can be applied to foot and hand reflexology treatments. When I first trained in Reflexology the course included an extra five days of TCM taught by an acupuncturist. I applied that knowledge and added to it during my practice as a Reflexologist, establishing a one-day CPD course which I taught for many years. 
 
The workbook includes:
  • TCM Energetic Principles – vital energy, yin and yang, zangfu organs, Five-Element theory, meridians
  • How we can use TCM Principles in our energetic diagnosis based on The Five Elements (Wood, Earth, Water, Metal, Fire) and their associated meridians
  • Easily located acupressure points on the feet and hands and conditions they can benefit
  • As further enhancement to treatments (optional), how to use an otto tuner on the points and the benefits (an otto tuner, also known as a body tuner is a weighted tuning fork designed specifically for use on the body - see image)
  • Appendices that can be used as quick reference tools
The DVD shows me demonstrating how to locate the chosen acupressure points on yourself - once you can do this confidently you will be able to find these easily on clients as well as continue to use the points on yourself for better well-being. Cost of workbook plus DVD: £35 incl. p&p if within the UK. Please email me at harrishiggins@gmail.com if interested.

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