Reflexology: Health at Your Fingertips and companion 52 Card Deck Reflexology: Healthy Healing Techniques by Barbara and Kevin Kunz
Anyone interested in reflexology will benefit greatly by reading Reflexology: Health at Your Fingertips as well as the deck of 52 reflexology cards entitled Reflexology: Healthy Healing Techniques, both authored by Barbara and Kevin Kunz and published by DK Publishing. The book covers basic reflexology techniques and applications while the card deck provides a means of easy, portable reference.
If you have never tried reflexology, it is the modality of applying pressure at specific points on the hands and feet which correspond with specific body parts, organs, physical systems, and which provides pain relief, flexibility, natural healing, and relaxation. It can be used as a means to simply enjoy stress removal or as a healing process to address specific health problems. Reflexology, when proper techniques are applied, can benefit anyone from infants to elderly and every age in between. It can even be safely applied to benefit pregnant women. Unlike massage therapy which applies pressure to all parts of the body, reflexology maps the body areas which correspond to locations on the feet and hands.
Novices to reflexology should start with this book, or another of Barbara and Kevin Kunz great reflexology books, such as Complete Reflexology for Life, and use the deck of cards as handy reference material. For those who have knowledge and experience with reflexology and the many benefits, but want a means for portable reference, then adding the card deck to your library is perfect.
The hardback, Reflexology: Health at Your Fingertips, is easy to understand and contains illustrations of the exact techniques showing where and how to apply the pressure to gain the benefits of reflexology. It introduces then concept of reflexology complete with this modality’s history. Then it goes deeply into mapping the hands and feet and which pressures should be applied where for the desired benefits.
The deck of 52 cards is a fabulous references in a size slightly larger than a deck of regular playing cards (but much sturdier for years of use). They are color coded so you can quickly and easily locate the cards which depict the reflexology maps, techniques, foot reflexology, hand reflexology and self-help applications of these skills. These cards could be used as a reference or as a fun way for partners to treat one another to special “desserts” as the cards call the relaxing and healing treats of reflexology pressure.
Both the book and the deck of cards recommend the use of a foot roller or similar tool and a golf ball or similar round object for use in the self-help techniques. I must say that the self-help techniques alone are worth the price because they are explained simply and clearly, making the pressures easy to apply to your own hands and feet and feel immediate results. As a sufferer of arthritis, I immediately tried the technique for self-help finger flexibility and pain relief and found it amazing and instantaneous. Within 24-hours of first using the skill, I noticed a clear difference in flexibility. I’ll certainly make this new self-help skill part of my everyday life.
Who would benefit from this book and deck of cards? Anyone who suffers from pain, stress, health issues will benefit as well as those who already practice the skills of reflexology, whether as professionals or individuals who simply enjoy the benefits. Nail technicians and pedicurists can incorporate some of the hand and foot pressures into helping their clients relax and feel more comfortable and happy while receiving their professional services. The book and card set would make the perfect gift for someone you know and love while the deck of cards would make a very welcomed gift by itself for anyone you know who already has some knowledge of reflexology.
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