The Power of ‘Touch Communication’ in Reflexology

I have always been fascinated by the evolution of humanity in terms of its ability to communicate. The mobile phone rapidly took the place of the landline and public payphone and the internet is competitor of the television. Arthur C. Clarke envisaged much of this evolution in his fictional novel and film adaptation of ‘2001 A Space Odyssey’, in which a form of ‘Skype’ was portrayed with an audio-visual space link to Earth.

Telephone Box

Telephone Box

For a time it seemed our technological advancements had far surpassed our actual skills in verbal communication. The ability to effectively and appropriately communicate our true feelings has had a tendency to remain heavily guarded and not without good reason. This was very much my own experience in the past as I struggled to understand the impact of the trauma’s and strains I was experiencing back then. I was in the dark as to the words and behaviours required to assert or defend myself appropriately.

 

Despite this, as a teenager I envisaged a distant future in which telepathy would be an accepted method of communication. There has already been an advancement in this area.

There are other means of communication considered by the more observant of our society. Body language, the degree of sparkle in a person’s eyes, the level of ‘energy’ in their voice and manner of speaking, the way a person walks, all of these are known especially amongst actors and holistic therapists. For some these are skills to learn and for others they are more naturally observed.

Authentic Reflexology

Authentic Reflexology

In holistic therapy all of these communication methods are important factors in determining how best to treat each client’s individual needs.

Reflexology is the application of pressure to specific points on the feet (or hands, ears and face), known as reflexes which correspond to body organs and systems with the aim of relieving tension and restoring balance in body and mind.

 

 ‘TOUCH COMMUNICATION…EXTREMELY POWERFUL’

In my own practice of reflexology I consider the aspect of ‘touch communication’ to be an extremely powerful element of the treatment. In my training, with a number of very experienced therapists, it was evident that this form of therapeutic communication is not something new, as I learned to adapt treatment for the needs of people who may be dealing with more serious issues such as cancer.

Touch can be soothing to provide comfort, firm to encourage release of tension or extremely gentle conveying empathy with sensitive emotional states or delicate body tissues. Touch can even be hypnotic in cajoling a person into deeper relaxation.

Every touch has a meaning corresponding with the intention behind it. When I receive a massage or reflexology treatment I am informed of the level of awareness of the therapist to my needs. It is always a good idea to check with a client how they are experiencing the nature of touch being applied as telepathy is still in its infancy and also it conveys that your intentions are indeed for their highest good.

Thank you for reading. I am interested to hear own experience of the therapeutic power of touch communication in the comments below.

Caroline Cunningham Reflexology Therapist

Providing Therapy in the following LOCATIONS

To make a booking:  CONTACT

For more information about the therapy and self-treatment workshops I offer visit http://www.authenticreflexology.com

©Caroline Cunnningham of “Authentic Reflexology™”

Therapist Caroline Cunningham Reflexology Carlow

Therapist Caroline Cunningham Reflexology Carlow

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Hand Reflexology Just As Effective As Foot Reflexology

Reflexology is fast becoming the therapy of choice for people who seek to maintain and achieve well-being while dealing with life’s constant stresses and strains. Results speak for themselves but it helps that there are many reflexology professionals around the globe who are dedicated to researching the benefits of reflexology.

Reflexology is the application of specific types of pressure at points on the feet known as reflexes. These reflexes ‘mirror’ the body organs and systems whereby a ‘map’ of the reflexes reflects a ‘microsystem’ of the entire person.

Hand Reflexology Authentic Reflexology

Hand Reflexology Authentic Reflexology

Reflexology benefits the client by encouraging the release of tension in body parts, increasing blood supply to internal organs and glands, benefits the elimination of toxins and soothes the nervous system. The overall benefit of reflexology is to bring ‘balance’ to body and mind.

While foot reflexology is more widely popular, reflexology of the hands is just as beneficial. The same reflexes can be found (mapped) on the hands and are treated in similar way as on the feet.

Hand reflexology is more versatile in the sense that a person need not take off their shoes or socks and also it is possible to treat the person while they are seated, for example in their home or in a less private situation for example a hospital or care or community centre. A treatment on the hands also has the added emotional benefit of support as there is a more ‘caring’ connection associated with ‘holding hands’.

Always check that your reflexology therapist is trained to the highest professional standards. This can be validated by asking the therapist if they are a member of a professional regulating body such as Irish Reflexologists’ Institute Ltd (I.R.I.L.). The therapist will have a membership number which is also useful if you have health insurance which covers reflexology. The I.R.I.L. also have an on-line register so you may find the therapist who is qualified in your area.

Therapist Caroline Cunningham Reflexology Carlow

Therapist Caroline Cunningham Reflexology Carlow

Caroline Cunningham is professional therapist specialising in reflexology and reiki. Caroline is based in Carlow and is a member of I.R.I.L. Caroline regularly exhibits at the Mind Body Spirit and Yoga Festival in Dublin and is also a presenter and creator of the workshop ‘The Power In Your Hands’ whereby she shows people how to influence their own well-being through reflexology of the hands.

Contact Caroline to make a booking for treatment or to organise a workshop for your community or work place.

The Power In Your Hands Workshop

The Power In Your Hands Workshop

Caroline Cunningham Reflexology Therapist

Providing Therapy in the following LOCATIONS

To make a booking:  CONTACT