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 Information Page

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This page contains information about:


  1. Reflexology Training, Workshops & Events
  2. Reflexology Articles
  3. What is Reflexology?
  4. What is Cranio-Sacral Reflexology 
  5. The Benefits of Reflexology
  6. Suggested Reading About Reflexology
  7. Reflexology Associations


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What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is a natural healing art, based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through applications of medium pressure on these reflexes, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation, and helps promote the natural function of related areas of the body. Reflexologists do not diagnose, prescribe or treat specific conditions. Reflexology has been practiced in India, Egypt and China for over 5,000 years and continues to be widely used throughout the world today as a safe, effective and beneficial therapy. Essentially, Reflexology helps to balance the physical, mental and emotional aspects of your whole body.


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What is Cranio-Sacral Reflexology?

One Year Postgraduate Diploma in Cranio-Sacral Reflexology International
This is a Certification Course ( MCSRI). This is an advance course for certified cranio sacral, osteopaths, nurses, or reflexologists.
Cranio sacral is the name given to the approach to osteopathy developed by Dr Sutherland 100 years ago. He saw how the bone structure of the skull permitted slight motion and noted that restriction of normal motion due to injury, trauma or disease could affect health. The cranial osteopath works gently with the bones in the skull and associated bodily systems to remedy such conditions. The Reflexologist can achieve the same result by combining an understanding of cranio-sacral therapy with conventional reflexology, since the bones of the feet reflect the skull and sacrum exactly.
The body’s inner health is perceived through a gentle pulse called the CSRI. It arises at the core of the body within the brain and spinal cord and the fluid, which surrounds them. It is a tide-like rhythm, which expresses itself throughout all of the body. Areas of congestion and restriction in function of any part of the body can be felt as an imbalance in its motion and treated.
A reflexologist has a highly developed sense of palpation and is trained to detect and assess the dynamic state of the body tissues;’ Both within the feet and the rest of the body. By using the gentle techniques of Cranio-Sacral Reflexology” the practitioner is able to release the strain patterns found and support the body in its attempt to return to an ideal state of balance and function for healing to progress.
Cranio-Sacral Reflexology is suitable for everyone, from newborn babies to the elderly including those with fragile and acute medical conditions as: Adult General Trauma and Conditions, - Sinusitis, Stress related illness, Jaw disorders, Bronchitis and Asthma, Insomnia, Depression, Migraine, Tinnitus, Back, shoulder and neck pain, Whiplash, and sports injuries. Also Baby and Infant Conditions, Colic, sucking difficulties, reflux Premature babies, Recurrent ear and throat infections-Irritability, insomnia, excess crying,-Development and behavioural delay/ disorders, Poor eye coordination, Difficulties in turning the head Birth trauma.

Cranio Sacral Reflexology (CSR) in Penticton, Vancouver,B.C. or Alberta Email
Cranio Sacral Reflexology (CSR) eastern Canada Tel.:1 - 450-242-4224
International Cranio Sacral Reflexology Website -

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The Benefits of Reflexology

Nervous System
• responds by a slowing of nerve velocity - thereby calming the whole body
• pain pathways are interrupted - reducing pain
• reflexology stimulates the production of encephalins and endorphins - inducing a sense of euphoria and helping with pain relief.

Circulatory System
• improved circulation thereby increasing nutrition to the cells and promoting the removal of waste products (

Lymphatic System
• reduction in tissue swelling, improved immunity and a reduced risk of infection

Energy Systems
• balanced energy flow in the meridians - leading to a general sense of wellbeing.

The Relaxation Response
Reflexology is extremely relaxing. As 75-80% of disease is said to be caused by stress and tension, this is a very powerful and important effect.

The Effect of Touch
Caring, nurturing touch is something we all crave. The healing power of touch has been well documented over the ages. Touch applied via the feet and hands is particularly well received as it is non-invasive and requires the recipient to remove only their shoes and socks.

Area Where Reflexology can be Particularly Useful:

Stress management
Reflexology reduces nervous tension and calms overactive adrenal glands. Danish studies have reported that recipients feel a much greater sense of wellbeing and cope better with stress.

Chronic illness
Reflexology reduces pain, promotes the elimination of toxins and helps activate and balance all body systems.

Corporate area
In Denmark particularly, reflexology has been used extensively in corporations as part of their human resource management. Employers report fewer employee absences, and noticeably improved of their staff.

The Elderly
Reflexology is used more and more in nursing homes with excellent results eg: pain relief, calming of agitated patients, improved bowel function etc.

Teething problems, bed-wetting, colic, constipation, and restlessness are just a few typical problems which respond well to reflexology.

Foot problems
Reflexology reduces oedema, alleviates foot pain, and improves mobility of the foot and ankle.

Pregnancy and Birth
Reflexology is used by many midwives and is a wonderful way to support a woman through pregnancy and labour.


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Reflexology Articles

See Ok In health's article page for topics such as:

•What is Reflexology? Part One By Diane Wiebe. Certified RAC Reflexologist, RACBC, Kelowna,
•How Reflexology works Part Two by Diane Wiebe, Certified RAC Reflexologist.
•What is Cranio Sacral Reflexology? By Dr Martine Faure-Alderson, Founder of the Paris
•How Does CranioSacral Reflexology work? By Dr Martine Faure-Alderson, England
•An Interview with HANNE MARQUARDT, Founder of the German Reflexology School
•Reflexology World-wide By Christopher Shirley, Pacific Institute of Reflexology, Vancouver
•Hand Reflexology, Eh? By Christopher Shirley, Director of the Pacific Institute of Reflexology
•Face Reflexology - By Yvette Eastman - Touchpoint Institute of Reflexology and Kinesthetics
•Treat your animals to Reflexology! - Pawspoint Reflexology to the Rescue
By Yvette Eastman - Director of Touchpoint Institute of Reflexology and Kinesthetics


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More Reflexology Information

Did you know, for that:

Your toes reveal your thoughts?
The necks of you toes show your ability to express your true self?
The balls of your feet mirror your innermost feelings?
Your instep shows how well you communicate and get on with people?
Your heels reflect security?
Your right foot shows your past life, and your left one shows the present?



All cure starts from within,

from the head down,

and in reverse order as

the symptoms have appeared.


Total reflexology book and other reflexology books

Suggested Reading About Reflexology

Total Reflexology by Dr. Martine Faure Alderson
Reflexology The Definitive Practitioners Guide by Beryl Crane
The Joy of Reflexology by Ann Gillanders
Better Health with Foot Reflexology by Dwight Byers
Face to Face - Face Reflexology for Health and Relaxation by Yvette Eastman.
Language of the Feet: What Feet Can Tell You by Chris Stormer,
Teach Yourself Reflexology by Chris Stormer
Channelling: A Beginner's Guide by Chris Stormer
Reflexologia by Chris Stormer
Reflexology by Chris Stormer
Reflexology: The Definitive Guide by Chris Stormer
Teach Yourself Reflexology by Chris Stormer


Reflexology Associations

Reflexology is a universally acclaimed healing art and science. Contacts and Websites that you may find useful in the discovery of reflexology are:

Canada  Reflexology information page and list of reflexology courses Pacific Institure of Reflexology Reflexology Association of Canada. BC chapter Reflexology Association of Canada. Reflexology Association of British Columbia Touchpoint Institute of Reflexology & Kinesthetics

Alberta - Calgary  RAC Chapter

Ontario College of Reflexology

Cranio sacral reflexologist in Ireland


Ireland, Great Britain, and Europe

Association of Reflexologists

British Reflexology Association

Reflexology in Europe Network (R.I.E.N.)

The Scottish Institute of Reflexology


New York State Reflexology Association

Reflexology Association of America

Reflexology Association of California


Reflexology Association of Australia


International Council of Reflexologists

China Reflexology Association

Forenede Danske Zoneterapeuter

International Federation of Reflexologists

International Institute of Reflexology

Polish Instytut of Reflexology

Reflexology Association of Japan


 Cranio sacral reflexologist International Instructors
Cranio-Sacral Reflexology International Instructor

Reflexology Courses

OK In Health has a wide range of different types of Reflexology courses. See our main event calendar for the latest reflexology courses.

Find a Reflexologist in Your Area

See our wellness directory  for hand, foot, and ear reflexologist and cranio-sacral reflexology practitioners in your town.


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