5 Maps Reflexology is the term I coined for my practice, hence the name of the website 5mapsreflexology.com. Since I use an Integrated method of Reflexology developed by Bill Flocco, Director of American Academy of Reflexology, I work on the maps located on the Ears, Hands and Feet, Face and Scalp.
The nature of Integrated reflexology method is about priority reflexing. For example, if you have back pain, we start with reflexes located on your ears, then on the feet, and then on the back to give you the fastest relief from pain.
Ear reflexology is a diagnostic and healing treatment that stimulates points on the ear that correspond to different parts of the body. Ear reflexology is based on zones and points in the ear which relate to the meridians and other parts of the body. Ears look like kidneys. Have trouble hearing – check your kidneys first. Reflexes located on the ears look like fetus positioned upside down.
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Permission to use Master Chart of Ear Reflex Locations obtained from Bill Blocco 4/6/17, order originals here.
Hand reflexology is an ancient therapeutic technique that applies pressure on parts of the hands in order to stimulate other sections of the body.
Permission to use Master Chart of Hand Reflex Locations obtained from Bill Blocco 4/6/17, order originals here.
Foot reflexology is an ancient therapeutic technique that applies pressure on parts of the feet in order to stimulate other sections of the body.
Permission to use Master Chart of Foot Reflex Locations obtained from Bill Blocco 4/6/17, order originals here.
FACIAL MARMA and FACE REFLEXOLOGY
I start all facial reflexology sessions with ancient Ayurvedic work called Facial Marma. For more information about it, follow the link to the article here.
In addition, I practice Vietnamese Method called “Dien Chan – Multireflex”. In October-November 2016, I took a 5-week course Dien Chan with Brigitte Amiache, Owner of Dien Chan USA. Brigitte studied with Professor Chau, who developed this beautiful method.
There are 564 points located on our faces and there is a protocol for every imbalance which can be worked on the face.
Permission to use the Facial Marma Points for Face-Lift granted from The Prana Center by Dr. Milena Takvorian, August 2016, www.vaidyamishra.com
Since 2015 I have been taking various Face and Body Reflexology courses with Lone Sorensen. What I learned from her greatly contributed to my practice. Her courses are available at http://www.facialreflexologyschool.com/
In 2016 I became interested in the work of Patryck Aquilar, President of the Club Dien Chan International, International School of Multireflexology – Dien Chan (EIMDC). There is a wonderful book Multireflexology – Dien Chan written by him which is available here. Patryck provides me with a lot of guidance on various facial protocols and amazing tools which are made of natural horn.
You can now order all Chan’beaute tools and courses by following the link here.
Permission to use Dien Chan – Multireflex image obtained from Patryck Aquilar 4/11/2017
Tip: if you have a tight neck, work around the bridge of your nose, as this is a projection of your neck. If your back bothers you, work your nose, as it represents spinal reflexes.
SCALP REFLEXOLOGY/INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
Just as the face mirrors the entire body, so does the scalp – there are zones corresponding to the organs on of the body which can be found there as well. Massaging the scalp is simple and pleasant.
The main effects are:
Improves memory and clears mind
Calms the mind
Relieves headaches, migraines, dizziness
Stimulates cerebral circulation
Prevents hair-loss and improves the well-being of the scalp
In addition to scalp massage, I offer Indian Head massage.
Indian head massage can be given almost anywhere. The receiver remains fully clothed, seated in a chair or can sit cross-legged on the ground. It involves using a sequence of moves such as energy balancing techniques, lymphatic drainage, acupressure points, stretching and general massage to the shoulders, neck, face and scalp. The techniques work on both the physical and ethereal body with over 60 movements.
During the massage of the skull, the tongue is placed on the roof of the mouth and the eyes are moved up to the left and then across to the right; this technique stimulates the energy from left to right in order to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain. (Ref. Chi Self-Massage The Taoist Way of Rejuvenation, Mantak Chia).
SCULPTURAL FACE LIFT, Yakov Gershkovich Method
In November 2018 I was fortunate to attend Yakov Gershkovich’s training in Sculptural Face lift.
In his own words, “The SCULPTURAL FACE LIFTING is a gym class for the face. Facial massage works because the rapid movements promote blood circulation and stimulate muscles memory, making the skin perfectly refreshed. The deep tissue massage takes a step further by applying motions external and internal face muscles. This non-surgical face lifting and rejuvenation is an alternative to face injections and plastic surgeries.”
This massage is especially beneficial for people who can appreciate non-surgical approach to beauty as well as people who suffer from TMJ.