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Therapeutic Reflexology: A Step-by-Step Guide to Professional Competence, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Paula Stone

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 29, 2010

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For all courses in reflexology, at introductory to advanced levels, including courses leading to formal professional certification and licensing.


This text teaches all areas of core reflexology knowledge for students in classes or programs at all levels. Paula S. Stone takes a medically sound, anatomical and physiological viewpoint, while acknowledging other holistic paradigms. Beginners will learn the foundations of reflexology history and theory; as well as techniques and sequences carefully supported by case studies and clinical research. Tips, notes, and graduated learning sequences help practitioners progress smoothly to intermediate and advanced clinical skills. A companion Professional DVD demonstrates a wide spectrum of reflexology techniques and practices, from table and chair set-ups to master-level techniques shown in no other package.

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview of Reflexology Chapter

1: Introduction to Reflexology Chapter

2: Theories of Reflexology Chapter

3: Zone Therapy, Meridian Therapy, and Reflexology Chapter

4: Forms of Reflexology Chapter

5: Reflexology, Massage, and Allied Practices


Part II: The Reflexology Practice Chapter

6: Wellness Models Chapter

7: Session Fundamentals and Charting Chapter

8: Reflexology Practice and Business Chapter

9: Self-Care for Reflexologists  


Part III: Fundamentals of Reflexology Chapter

10: Orientation to the Body Chapter

11: Anatomy and Physiology of the Foot and Leg Chapter

12: Guidelines and Stabilization Chapter

13: Touch, Thumb and Finger Techniques


Part IV: Reflexology in Practice Chapter

14: The Body Chapter

15: Integumentary System Chapter

16: Skeletal System Chapter

17: Muscular System Chapter

18: Nervous System Chapter

19: Cardiovascular System Chapter

20: Sensory System Chapter

21: Respiratory System Chapter

22: Endocrine System Chapter

23: Lymphatic System and Immunity Chapter

24: Digestive System Chapter

25: Urinary System Chapter

26: Reproductive System



A: Resources

B: Professional Ethics and Standards of Practice

C: Charts

D: Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

E: Table of Health Challenges

F: Glossary            

Biological and Medical Terms            

Body Orientation and Movement            

Reflexology and Bodywork Terms            

Reflexology Techniques            

Reflexology Reflexes            

Business and Practice Terms

G: Bibliography        

General Interest            

Business, Ethics, Philosophy, Intention            

Reflexology, Massage, and Other Forms of Bodywork            

Allied Practices  


Index of Reflexes            

Index of Tables            

Index of Figures            


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$30.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-510713-3