Meridian Reflexology helps you to identify imbalances in the meridians of your clients, and how to then work them within a reflexology session to bring them back into balance.
Before you can understand Meridian reflexology you need to understand what a meridian is. Simply put, a meridian is an ‘energy highway’ in the human body. Qi (our vital life force energy) flows through this meridian or energy highway, accessing all party of the body. When the energy flow is compromised, the body shows many signs of energy congestion.
The meridian system of the human body is a delicate, yet intricate network of invisible interconnecting energy pathways in exact and orderly patterns. Moreover, these are mappable throughout the body; they flow within the body and not on the surface.
Meridians exist in corresponding pairs and each meridian has many acupuncture points along its path. Therefore, it is tempting to think of the meridians of the human body the same way as we think of the circulatory system. The meridians are responsible for the distribution of the basic substances throughout the body just like the circulatory system, but here is where the similarities end. Conventional anatomy and physiology cannot identify these pathways in a physical sense in the way that blood vessels can be identified. As a result, it is more useful to consider the meridian system as an energetic distribution network that in itself tends towards energetic manifestation. Meridians are best understood as a process rather than a structure.
Why is Meridian Reflexology important?
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. Therefore, 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. In addition, 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
Widely accepted by most Professional Bodies. If you are not already registered with a Professional Body and would like to do so here are some useful links – ICGT, CtHA, FHT. For stand alone insurance Balens
The workshop will be largely practical in content and as a result, you will need appropriate clinic workwear for the duration of the course. This is very much a hands-on day therefore allowing sufficient time to practice and perform the techniques under the guidance of the tutor. During the course, in addition to drawing and locating the meridians, you will partner up with another therapist and will get the chance to perform the techniques taught as well as being the recipient. This is because understanding what the technique should feel like is an invaluable tool for you as a therapist.
Duration: 1 day
Course fees include the following:
- All class tuition
- A comprehensive course manual
- An MSCM Certificate of Attendance for your professional portfolio
- 5 cpd points
You may also find the following reflexology workshops very beneficial:
Tutor: Lucy Bush– see our MSCM Tutor Page
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November 2022 - Wednesday 2nd November - 10am - 5pm
Cost: £97.50 (+VAT)