Verticle Reflex Therapy
What is Vertical Reflex Therapy?
Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) is a highly effective reflexology technique discovered and developed by Lynne Booth in the early 1990s. It focuses on working the weight-bearing dorsal reflexes (top) of the foot rather than the familiar plantar or sole where the main reflexes are conventionally situated. A five-minute VRT treatment on the weight-bearing hand or foot dorsal reflexes can accelerate the healing response of the body. This treatment can be given in its own right, as first aid, or as a brief part of a conventional Reflexology session.
What are the benefits of Vertical Reflex Therapy?
Hip, back and skeletal problems in general respond particularly well and the benefits continue after only a few short treatments. In many cases improvement has been noticed immediately. All conditions can be helped and cases such as digestive problems, asthma and immune deficiency disorders have also responded well, as all reflex points can be accessed from the dorsum (top) of the foot.
One of the major benefits of Vertical Reflex Therapy is to ease lower back pain and a useful technique is to put the thumb or finger under the instep and gently press and pull upwards, as if bending the 'spine' into a banana shape. This can sometimes instantly relax the lumber vertebrae and any work on the spinal column will, of course, stimulate the entire nervous system. Weekly treatments produce good results and a maximum of two sessions per week are recommended, as the client's body needs time to adjust.
I have successfully
used Vertical Reflex Therapy in my practice for the past 2 years and have
had very good results with back pain, Sciatica and all muscular skeletal
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