This course is you if you would like to have a natural healing tool literally at your fingertips that you can use anytime, anywhere to reduce stress and tension.
Hand Reflexology has its roots in ancient energy healing practices and is believed to work through the energy pathways of the body. By activating the reflex points in the hands you can send healing messages to the entire body helping the body to come into balance and promote well-being.
This course is a comprehensive overview of hand reflexology with step by step close up demonstrations from a experienced practitioner with over 40 years experience in the art of Reflexology.
You will learn:
Welcome to the course! An introduction to your instructor, a brief description of Reflexology, how a self-care class can benefit you and the course curriculum.
Learn about how Reflexology spans thousands of years with it's roots in ancient civilizations such as Egypt, China and Japan. We will review basic theories as to how Reflexology works and it's many benefits.
Tips on how to use this class and benefit the most.
Important tips to understand how the reflex points display on the chart and the hand.
In this lecture, you will learn all the reflex points through close up videos with references to a chart that you can download.
In this lecture you will learn the different reflexology techniques used to give a hand reflexology treatment through close up videos.
This lecture covers preparation, use of lotions, the meaning of what you find in the hands, tips for best practice and contraindications. At the end of this lecture you will be prepared to do the complete treatment.
This video is a close up demonstration on how to work the thumbs and the fingers. This is the first part of the treatment and covers the neck, throat, brain, pituitary, pineal and upper shoulder muscle reflexes. At the end of this session you will be able to properly activate the reflex points in the thumbs and fingers.
This video is a close up demonstration on how to work the spinal reflexes.This is the second part of the treatment and covers all the reflexes of the spine. At the end of this session you will be able to properly activate the reflex points for the thumb side of the hand which covers the spinal muscles, vertebrae and spinal nerve reflexes.
This video is a close up demonstration on how to work the upper third of the hand. This is the third part of the treatment and covers the thoracic area of the body which includes lungs, shoulders, heart and diaphragm reflexes. We will also address the eyes and ears reflexes. At the end of this session you will be able to properly activate the reflex points the thoracic area of the hand.
This video is a close up demonstration on how to work the palm of the hand. This is the forth part of the treatment covering many of the organ reflexes including stomach, spleen, liver, gall bladder and pancreas, small intestines and large intestine reflexes. Additionally we cover how to pinpoint the adrenal glands in this section. At the end of this session you will be able to properly activate the reflex points in the palms of the hand.
This video is a close up demonstration on how to work the sides of the hand and wrist. This is the fifth and final session of the treatment and covers the arms, legs, hips and reproductive reflexes. Additionally, this session covers how to end a reflexology session. At the end of this session you will be able to properly activate the reflex points for the sides of the hands. You now have the tools to give yourself a complete hand reflexology session!
This lecture goes over how to get the most out of each special treatment with tips for working and when and how to use each treatment. A disclaimer is also discussed as this course is for educational purposes only and not as a replacement for medical care.
This close up video goes over how to work the hand to address back pain and tension. At the end of this session you will have some new tools to use to alleviate tension and pain on the spot.
This close up video goes over specific techniques to address neck and shoulder tension. At the end of this session you will have some new tools to use anytime, anywhere that you feel tension building in the neck or shoulders.
This close up video shows you how to work the hands to help improve digestion. The video reviews the reflexes for digestion and when and how to use these tools. At the end of the video you will have some new tools to help your body come into digestive balance.
This special close up video provides some tools to use when you have trouble sleeping and some suggestions for how to address insomnia. At the end of this session you will have some new tools to use to help relax your body and optimize hormone production for sleep.
This bonus video is a mini-session for stress reduction. You will be guided to give yourself a stress reduction and relaxation treatment that you can use anytime to give yourself a stress break. At the end of this treatment you will hopefully be more relaxed!
Congratulations on finishing the course! This short video talks about next steps and resources for further learning.
Anya Hricko, Ph.D. was on the leading edge of Reflexology receiving certification in the early 1970’s. She is a Master Reflexologist who has been featured on radio, TV and in several publications. She brings to her profession 40 years of clinical experience and 37 years of teaching experience with a diverse and eclectic background offering a unique blend of skill, competence and depth to her work and teaching.
She is the former director of the Pioneer Valley Reflexology Center where she taught hand and foot reflexology and provided private sessions and consultations for 15 years.
She later founded the Soma Wisdom Institute as a vehicle to integrate her extensive background in bodywork with the leading edge of psychology.
Dr. Anya is excited to offer her expertise and passion to the students at Udemy with hopes of inspiring them to live a full and healthy life.