Author(s): Barbara Kunz
Reflexology is the technique of applying pressure to specific reflex points on the hands and feet to stimulate the body's own healing powers. Reflexology: Healing at Your Fingertips shows you how to perform both hand and foot sequences that will boost your health and reduce stress.
Kevin and Barbara Kunz have been pioneers in the research, teaching, practice, regulation and documentation of reflexology for 25 years. They are co-directors of the organisation Reflexology Research and co-editors of its journal, Reflexions (now init's 21st year of publication). They maintain three websites, and run a reflexology practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Principles of reflexology: the history of reflexology; how reflexology works; foot reflexology maps; hand reflexology maps. Benefits of reflexology: why do people use reflexology?; reflexology for everyone; reflexology research; reflexology in medical care; success stories; visiting a reflexologist. Taking care of hands and feet: anatomy of the feet and hands; feet and hands - an owner's manual; health pathways; self-help tools; relaxation exercises. Giving a reflexology session: preparing for a reflexology session; techniques; foot desserts; the complete foot reflexology sequence; hand desserts; the complete hand reflexology sequence; people with specific needs; self-help for the feet; self-help for the hands. Reflexology to target health concerns: using reflexology for health concerns; constipation; headaches; backache & neck pain; pain; arthritis & rheumatism; other health concerns. Finding a practitioner; contacts; websites and further reading.