If you’ve not had the pleasure of attending a live class in reflexology yet, you may be interested in watching a video I made for the Florida School of Massage (where I teach an introduction to hand and foot reflexology).
In it I explain a little about the theories behind reflexology, the longitudinal and horizontal zones, the reasons people seek out reflexology, and more. You’ll also see a demonstration of a foot reflexology session.
It was fun for me to watch the video. People always comment about my voice when I’m teaching, and I just got to experience it myself!! And if you’re interested in learning more about reflexology, I’ll be teaching a foot class in Orlando, Florida on March 10 and 11 and one later in Gainesville, Florida on July 14 & 15.
I welcome your comments and questions! Just click on the Comments button below.
Barb Timmer says
Wonderful, Karen! That’s one of the best I’ve seen so far! And yes, your voice almost put me into a meditation while watching it. Very professional!
Nice job Karen! The video was well shot, very professional. Likewise, your presentation and explanation of technique was very easy to follow.
dawn myrthue says
I love this blog! The video is fantastic and I knew I had far more to learn from you 🙂 I can’t say enough about how much I like your gift of teaching. I just wish you weren’t so far away. Happy New Year Karen and I hope to see you again very soon.
Dawn Myrthue, RCRT
A New Dawn Reflexology
“If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?” Unknown
P.S. I “started off running” after our Plantar Fasciitis workshop in Vancouver and it was great! Clients were happy and improving quickly. I’m hoping to quickly manifest more of those who need my services.
Jennifer Savage LMT says
Karen, I so enjoyed the sessions you provided at FSM (Sept 2010 class). I use the basic techniques you and Jennifer Greenwood taught us in every massage session I do! My clients love it and they cannot believe the way reflexology makes them feel. I hope one day to be able to take the full certification class you offer. I love telling clients about the amazing things that reflexology can do for them.
Thanks so much for giving us such a great introduction to reflexology!!!!
Karen Ball says
Thank you all for your kind comments. It was a little nerve-wracking, as I recall, making the video – I’d never done that before, but the two photographers, Chrissy Martinez and Amanda Holmes were great to work with, and should be given the credit for creating such a wonderful story.
César Tapia says
Very interesting. I was charmed by the patience and kindness of your flow. I know your clients feel that and love your treatments. Excellent warming up of the foot.
About how long are your treatments? I move slowly during mine and it takes me an hour. You seem to follow more the flow of the waves and then you get the time to stop and connect with the client.
Are your thumbs and wrist in pain afterwards? I feel that you use a lot their own strength instead of using some leverage.
When you are working with the clients, do you mention to which reflex area is the one they feel tenderness or you feel the difference in the tissue?
So many questions. I hope I’ll get to meet you soon and that we can have a nice talk. Thank you for sharing this video.
Karen Ball says
No need to apologize for the questions, Cesar. I love questions!
My sessions are 75 minutes long. That includes about seven or eight minutes of hydrotherapy. I move pretty slowly also. It’s a “thumb-walk”, not a “thumb-race” (-:
I have never had trouble with my hands at all. I am very careful to watch ergonomics and body mechanics; to use both hands; fingers as well as thumbs. I use various techniques, including leverage, to add extra pressure if requested without hurting myself.
I tell clients which reflex I am working if they ask.