How to apply the precise treatment techniques of Total Reflexology, which combines craniosacral therapy and foot reflexology, to the hands
• Explains the special relationship between the hand and the brain, making hand reflexology ideal for treatment of neurological, mental, and emotional disorders
• Details how to use the occipital zones of craniosacral therapy to pinpoint which zones and points on the hands to treat
• Includes full-color detailed maps of the pressure points and zones of the hands
One of the most defining physical characteristics of humanity, the hands contain reflex zones and pressure points related to the systems and organs of the body just like the feet. The reflex zones and points of the hands present the most effective means of treating psychological and neurological disorders due to their sophisticated relationship with the brain.
Applying her ground-breaking combination of reflexology and craniosacral therapy to the hands, Dr. Martine Faure-Alderson explains how to use hand reflexology to treat the brain and each of the body’s systems, from the digestive system to the human energetic system. She provides precise full-color mapped hand diagrams illustrating the exact placement of the points according to the bones of the hands, the result of more than 40 years of research and clinical practice. She explains how to use the occipital zones of craniosacral therapy to pinpoint which zones and points on the hands to treat.
Examining the psychological level of brain-hand interactions, the author reveals how neurological dysfunctions and mental disorders respond more readily to hand reflexology than to other forms of therapies. She explains how many physical ailments have a psychological component and how reflexology automatically triggers the release of endorphins by working directly on the autonomic nervous system.
The author explores the role of nutritional supplements, including Omega 3s, as a support to reflexology therapy and shows how finely tuned reflexology stimulates the body’s self-healing abilities and cellular regeneration, making this an indispensable resource for holistic health practitioners and for home self-care.
About the Author
Martine Faure-Alderson, D.O., had integrated naturopathy, acupuncture, and homeopathy into her medical practice for 25 years before she began her training in reflexology in the 1960s. She combines all these complementary holistic disciplines in her treatment and diagnoses of patients and in her research and teaching at her Total Reflexology Therapy school in Paris. She also gives seminars throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and Europe. She lives in England.
“An essential resource for anyone interested in balancing the brain and craniosacral systems through reflexology. The superbly detailed illustrations on craniosacral reflexology are a treasure trove of valuable information for healers. If you want to know how to affect the cranium, spine, and brain through working with the hand, then Total Reflexology of the Hand is an indispensable guidebook that will benefit both you and your clients.” — Joyce Thom, founder of ThePATH.us and coauthor of Craniosacral Chi Kung
“Total Reflexology of the Hand is a ‘must-have’ for all reflexologists seeking to deepen their knowledge and take their practice to whole new levels. It is elegant and insightful in its holistic approach to integrating the brain-body with the cranial concept in hand reflexology. This book is a joy to read and learn from. I highly recommend it.” — Carol Faguy, RCRT/MCSRI, teacher with Cranio-Sacral Reflexology International Academy of Excellence
“This is a complementary approach that we can use in our practice to help our patients. Thanks to Martine for always giving us a bigger picture of our practice and more tools to handle it as professionals and caregivers.” — Emmanuelle Ruen-Hayes, certified reflexologist