The meridian system of the human body is a delicate, yet intricate network of invisible interconnecting energy pathways. The energy circulating through the meridians, known as Qi, is our vital life force energy and considered the foundation of health. It traverses the body in exact and orderly patterns. When the energy flow is compromised, the body shows many signs of energy congestion.
Why is this important in reflexology?
During treatments there will be times when you will feel an area of imbalance or a sensation that you cannot attribute to a reflexology point or zone. By looking at these areas in more detail, we find that they are often on a meridian pathway or a specific tsubo point.
Each time we carry out a reflexology treatment we are, albeit unknowingly, working over the meridians as 12 of the 14 meridians either start or end in the hand or foot.
By enhancing our reflexology treatments with a greater knowledge and understanding of meridians and by learning to work the meridian lines and tsubo points found in the feet and hands you have the opportunity to correct imbalances with specific techniques and help to restore health.
Linking Meridians into Reflexology helps you to understand the inconsistencies that arise and offers even greater results to your clients by adding another layer of healing support to your sessions.
This workshop takes a deeper look at the meridians of the feet and hands. Each meridian is associated with an organ. Imbalance in the meridian will lead to imbalance in the organ and potentially ill health or dis-ease.
During the workshop we will learn to feel the energy of the meridian and learn which points are affective to access in specific common conditions and which ones to avoid in situations such as high blood pressure and pregnancy.
Topics will include:
~ Eastern medicine – the concept:
- Tsubo points
- The body clock (Meridian Cycle)
- Yin and yang
- Law of the 5 elements
~ Eastern and Western approaches to Reflexology
~ The mind-body connection
~ The difference between reflex points and tsubo points
~ Stress and health
~ The 14 meridians of the body
~ Draw meridian pathways through internal organs, understanding effects
~ Meridian Pathways and tsubo points on the hands and feet
~ Integrating meridians into your reflexology session
~ Self-treatment: increasing your energy levels with an energising meridian massage exercise
~ Demo- techniques to unblock energy congestion, increasing meridian flow
~ Practical session working the Meridians
Meridian reflexology extends the scope of reflexology enormously. It leads to the discovery of exciting additional treatment areas that can be added to your standard reflexology session. It can also lead to faster results and a more physically and emotionally balanced client.
Who Can Attend?
You must be a qualified reflexologist to attend this workshop.
Recognition by Professional Associations
Validated by IPTI – (Independent Professional Therapists International) and widely accepted by most Professional Bodies
Please note: The workshop will be largely practical in content and students will be required to wear appropriate workwear for the duration of the course. In addition to drawing and locating the meridians you will practise on each under supervision of the tutor who will offer guidance and feedback.
Duration: 1 day
Course fees include:
~ All class tuition
~ A comprehensive course manual
~ An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
~ 5 cpd points
Course DatesPlease note - all deposits and course fees are non-refundable.
All transfers are at the discretion of the school and would be subject to an administrative charge of £25.00 (+VAT)