Method by Lone Sorensen
In any case, it´s always important to train with the best in their field to either improve your already existing reflexology skills by learning from someone who has more experience than you, or, if you´re new to this, have the best education right from the start to get immediate exceptional results with your clients and run a successful reflexology business.
An excellent and ongoing education is essential to keep up with today´s rapidly changing and improving the professional world.
TCM Foot Reflexology is an ancient method that predates recorded history. The philosophy originated in Sri Lanka before Oriental traditional medicine and acupuncture which dates back over 5000 years.
What is Tibetan Medicine?
Tibetan Medicine- one of the world's oldest healing traditions, has been practised for more than four thousand years. TM, called "Sowa Rigpa" in Tibetan, means the knowledge and science of healing. "Sowa" means to heal the imbalanced, and "Rigpa" means the knowledge or science of a particular subject.
Causes of Disease in Tibetan Medicine
Tibetan medicine also borrows and shares certain ideas with the Buddhist tradition. For instance, "cause and effect" is one of the major concepts that Tibetan Medicine. Within Tibetan Medicine, there are two major causes of all illnesses: long-term causative factors and short- term (immediate) causative factors.
The fundamental principle of Tibetan medicine is that the body, the disease, and treatment all share common principles and comprise the five elements, earth, fire, water, air, and space. This approach recognizes that everything in the universe - plants, animals, and human beings, including all our body tissues, internal organs, skin, skeletal system and even emotions, are composed of these five elements. Each of them plays a major role, both individually and in combination as aspects of all matter. The five elements maintain reciprocal relationships. When they stay in balance, it results in a healthy body and mind.
Tibetan medicine uses three analyzing methods when examining a client -observing, palpating (feeling), and inquiring about current health issues.
Tibetan medicine equally considers diet, nutrition, behaviour, and lifestyle as essential elements of successful treatment. Apart from these methods, Tibetan medicine also applies accessory therapies to promote positive treatment results. These therapies may include foot, face, and hand neuro-reflexology.
The Objectives of Tibetan Medicine:
The major goals of Tibetan Medicine are maintaining a healthy constitution through balance as an overall preventative approach, providing treatment methods for sick people, aiding in longevity, and assisting those who want to succeed in their physical body and spiritual fields.
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Today´s Method Of Use
The Tibetan way of looking at disease, analyzing disease, mind/body health, and body homeostasis is very different from the western way.
However, there are some aspects of Tibetan reflexology that have been explained through the understanding of modern medicine as seen from the westerner’s mind.
There are many methods of TCM reflexology (e.g.: Five Elements or the Eight Principles way of analysis and treatment), is all about establishing TCM analysis first then applying stimulation of zones and points related to body meridians and Central Nerve System to achieve a natural flow of vital energy.
TCM is a highly complex, validated and refined system of analysis and treatment that has been successfully used for thousands of years by millions of people.
The method of analysis is the same system used in the Facial Reflexology Therapy sorensensistem™ method and the fundamental philosophy, approach and application of Tibetan medicine is the same.
Using this method will enable you to assist with all types of issues and help all kinds of people: babies, children, adults and the elderly.
In this course, you will learn everything you need to know to help people with their pain and health problems.
Foot reflexology is more than just a relaxing foot massage - you can do magic with your personally developed treatment plans for your clients, friends and family!
Tibetan medicine, based on Biochemical and Central Nerve System Theory for analyzing and Treatment
Neurophysiological experiments have demonstrated that reflexology modifies the transmission of neural impulses between the spinal cord and the brain, forming the basis of the “gate control” theory. This theory postulates that the action of pain fibres in the spinal cord is blocked by reflexology. Reflexology is also known to stimulate the release of endorphins.
Experimental evidence demonstrates that Reflexology not only inhibits pain, but also directly affects peripheral micro-circulation, rhythm and stroke volume of the heart, blood pressure, levels of circulating immunoglobulins and lymphocytic T cells, gastrointestinal peristalsis, secretion of hydrochloric acid, and the production of RBCs and WBCs.
By stimulating zones related to CNS and the corresponding meridians, neuronal activities begin to normalize and reduce symptoms.
The central nervous system corresponds to zones on the surface of the body related to the meridians and points.
By palpation of these zones it is possible to notice increased or decreased reflexes and differences in tissue quality (firm, soft, yielding to pressure, tightening up under pressure, warm, cold, etc.). The therapist can figuratively read the reflected map. This helps in locating the course of a health problem and also helps in differentiating between primary and secondary symptoms.
Based on an understanding of biology and embryology, the approach of Reflexology Sorensensistem also introduces the keys that unlock doors to understanding the treatment of musculoskeletal, physical and mental disorders.
The concept represents a whole-organism understanding of the human posture and function including the fundamental biomechanical architecture of vertebrate’s patterns of the spine.
A method of reflexology combined concepts from embryology, posturology and Oriental medicine into a unique and useful systemic technique.
This course in a face to face model would cost you at least $2000 more (travel, hotel, eating out, not being able to attend clients, the course would be more expensive as the teacher would have to cover their travel and venue cost etc.)