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Holistic Reflexology : Essential Oils and Crystal Massage in Reflex Zone Therapy

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A guide to reflexology treatments combined with complementary therapies to restore energetic balance, relieve pain, and support healing.

Expanding the practice of reflexology beyond the feet and hands, Ewald Kliegel illustrates how to precisely and quickly treat different emotional and physical disorders with an integrated combination of reflexology and complementary therapies. Applying the fundamental principles of reflexology to the entire body, he provides more than 30 full-color maps of reflex zones from head to toe, including reflex zone systems of the ears, mouth, tongue, fingernails, and torso.

The author details reflexology techniques for each reflex zone and discusses how to incorporate essential oils and gemstones during active touch and reflexology sessions, including the benefits of crystal massage for post-stroke recovery. Drawing on international advancements in reflexology, including the work of craniosacral reflexologist Martine Faure-Alderson, Russian researcher Alexander Kachan, Chinese biologist Zhang Yingquing, and Korean physician Tae Woo Yoo, Kliegel examines how to integrate Yin-Yang massage strokes, metacarpal reflexology techniques, Korean Hand treatments, and craniosacral massage principles into reflexology treatments to restore energetic balance, relieve pain, and support healing.

Providing a truly holistic and integrative approach to reflexology, Kliegel reveals many different hands-on paths to healing that embrace the energetic interconnections of mind and body.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 322g
  • Healing Arts Press
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • Full-color throughout
  • 1620557533
  • 9781620557532
  • 347,466

Table of contents

PREFACE

A Holistic Approach

1
Introduction to the World of Reflexology

Nothing New under the Sun
A Modern Renaissance: How Everything Became New
The Holistic Nature of Reflexology
A Map of Abundance from the Head to the Toes Reading the Signs

2
Reflexology Systems

The Skull
The Occiput and Forehead
The Neck
The Lymphatic Neck Points
The Face
The Iris of the Eyes
The Ears
The Bridge of the Nose
The Inside of the Nose
The Lips
The Teeth
The Tongue
The Back
The Front of the Torso
Dermatomes, Sclerotomes, and Myotomes
The Iliac Crest
The Forearms and Lower Legs
The Hands
The Fingernails
The Feet

3
Diagnosis

A Path of Knowledge
Looking at the Skin
Tactile Assessment
Energetic Testing Methods

4
Techniques

Preparing for Practice
Activating or Calming?
The Importance of Correct Massage Technique
Strokes
Basic Unblocking Technique
Incorporating Essential Oils in Reflexology
Crystal Wands, the Perfect Reflexology Tools

5
Holistic Reflexology Treatments

Treatment Considerations
Treatment for Headache
Treatment for Shoulder and Joint Pain
Treatment for Cardiovascular Health
Treatment for Digestive Health
Treatment for Back Pain

CONCLUSION
From Practice to Healing Art

Bibliography

Index
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I always like the idea of using diluted essential oils on reflexology and acupressure points. This book provides both, using helpful charts and color illustrations showing these points. Specific techniques are not just for working feet, ears, face, but also the spine. Diagnostic tools, such as touch, visual assessment, muscle testing, and energetic methods, determine which of the 21 essential oils and 64 gemstones to use. I found the Eastern and European evolution of reflexology especially interesting. Kliegel, a massage therapist and naturopath, teaches European seminars. * American Herb Association Quarterly * "Ewald Kliegel's work is a wonderful exploration into the world of our microcosms and reflex zones. Holistic Reflexology is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to understand what their body is trying to communicate with an itch, ache, pain, or blemish, and how it may be balanced. I highly recommend this comprehensive text for healing arts practitioners, their clients, or anyone wanting to better know and support the health of their body." * Bridgette Shea, L.Ac., MAcOM, author of Handbook of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda * "Holistic Reflexology presents in detail a large number of new possibilities to take advantage of the virtues of reflexology. Not to be missed by anyone who already knows and appreciates the value of reflexology or by those who want to discover this wonderful technique!" * Christopher Vasey, N.D., author of The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health * ". . . a beautifully illustrated book . . . thoroughly researched. It is an excellent resource for the different types of reflexology showing the body as a hologram." * Martine Faure-Alderson, D.O., author of Total Reflexology *
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About Ewald Kliegel

Ewald Kliegel has been a practicing massage therapist, naturopath, and reflexologist for more than 40 years. He teaches seminars on reflex zone massage and crystal wand therapy in both German and English throughout Europe. The author of Crystal Wands, Reflexology Made Easy, and Let Your Body Speak, he lives in Stuttgart, Germany.
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