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Vertical Reflex Therapy

Re-Discovering Traditional Treatments for Today's World

What is Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT)?

Reflexology is an ancient scientific therapy that dates back as far as Egyptian times. It follows the same principles as acupuncture, using pressure points to stimulate the body to restore itself to full health. In reflexology however, the hands are used instead of needles to massage the foot reflexes to bring about this improvement.

VRT is a form of Reflexology where the hands and feet are worked in a weight bearing position for short periods, providing an intense level of treatment that can aid general well-being, relieve tension in the body and bring about a state of relaxation throughout the body.

This treatment provides deeper access to the reflex points, so that the treatment may be quicker and more effective than conventional Reflexology.

VRT is thought to do the following:

  • It enhances and compliments professional Reflexology treatments.
  • It can achieve significant results in just 5 minutes.
  • It provides access to many new reflex points, including reflexes for stimulating the immune system and calf reflexes to help ease back pain and chest congestion.
  • It makes it easier and more effective to self-treat.

Key differences between VRT and conventional Reflexology:

VRT is practised on the feet and hands in a standing, weight-bearing position.

  • Synergistic Reflexology applies to the simultaneous working of specific hand and foot reflexes.
  • VRT self-help techniques enables a client to self-treat much more sensitively and effectively than is possible with conventional Reflexology, using hands and feet in standing and sitting positions.
  • Most VRT techniques can be used during conventional Reflexology sessions as well.
  • A fully comprehensive complete VRT treatment lasts about 20 minutes. Most Reflexology treatments are 30 to 60 minutes.
  • The body responds very quickly to VRT , sometimes instantly in orthopaedic conditions.
  • VRT approaches the plantar reflexes via the dorsal area.
  • New, deeper reflexes for use with VRT have been located in the hands and feet.
  • VRT identifies specific new ankle reflexes called zonal triggers that, when combined with 2 specific hand and foot reflexes, help to accelerate the natural healing process.
  • Diaphragm rocking, a technique used to consolidate VRT, appears to prioritise the body’s weaknesses and pumps energy into the parts most in need of stimulation or healing.

Reflexology and Vertical Reflex Therapy can play an important role in de-stressing the entire system because it induces deep relaxation and feelings of well-being. Because of this it can be highly effective in treating a large number of common health problems.

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