Wendy Coad - Reflexology Secrets, Tips and Techniques
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Thursday, Apr. 2nd, 2009
Vol. IV, Issue 10

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- Feature Article: Reflexology and the Bronchial Tubes

- A Note from the Professor: AMTA Conference

- Upcoming Classes: Face Reflexology & Hand Reflexology – Last Chance - Don’t miss out!

- The Professor Recommends: The Foot Factor Program

- Marketplace & Helpful Hints:
Ask the Professor – A Hammer-toe Question Answered

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A Note From the Professor

If you were on the fr*ee tele-seminar last week, you heard all about the NEW National Certification Exam for Hand Reflexology.

I spoke with Annalise Evenson who’s been instrumental in shaping this project for the American Reflexology Certification Board.

It’s been years in the making but it’s almost ready and on the call we answered your most pressing questions regarding the process and the test.

A sample of the things we talked about:

1. The prerequisites for ARCB Hand Reflexology Certification (for now you need to be nationally certified in Foot Reflexology to qualify for testing and certification in Hand Reflexology).

2. How many hours of training are required to apply to be tested for National Certification in Hand Reflexology (30 hours of in-class training – this is so low because in the beginning, everyone has to be brought up to speed).

3. What students need to know to prepare to take the ARCB Hand Reflexology Exam.

And, lots more...

Sorry if you missed the call. I know that many of you couldn’t be on the call.

I tried to audio-tape it for playback later – so more of you could hear this information packed call - but, because of technical difficulties that taping didn’t happen.

This new test is certainly groundbreaking for the field of reflexology and it makes me very proud of our profession.

This weekend I'm heading off to teach a couple of Reflexology workshops at the American Massage Therapy Association's Conference.

It should be lots of fun – I was told that last year 5,000 people attended!
And, over the last few weeks I’ve been working on a couple of projects that I can’t wait to share.

I shared one of them with my class and they loved it. The other one is top secret.

You’ll hear about them both soon, I’m just working on a few of the finishing touches.
Stay tuned...

Don’t forget, I’m teaching a Hand Reflexology Training Program that will make you eligible to take the exam for National Certification. It starts in just 2 weeks.

And, if you’ve already taken my 200 hour Hand Reflexology Training program or even an earlier Basic Hand Reflexology course, contact me so that you can complete your requirements and I can provide you with the appropriate documentation

Live Long, Reflex and Prosper,

Wendy Coad

Wendy I. Coad, “The Reflexology Professor”
Creator the Mega Reflexology Training

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Classes and Workshops

Hand Reflexology Workshop

Fridays (6-9pm), Saturdays (9:30am - 5:30pm) & Sundays (9:30am - 5:30pm), April 17, 18 & 19 and May 15, 16 & 17.

Hand Reflexology is the most effective, least expensive, easiest way to add value to your session. Create a full ONE HOUR SESSION dedicated just to the hands OR, a full ONE HOUR SESSION on the hands alone.

I’ve dedicated the past many years to helping reflexologists (and even those who have NO prior training) to learn how to practice Hand Reflexology with accuracy & confidence...even if you’re already practicing, you’ll learn a whole lot more.

Hand Reflexology is hands-down (pardon the pun) the best way to improve your reflexology efforts, generate more business and add variety to you sessions.

Location: Mid-town, New York City
No prerequisite

YES, this class will give you what you need to apply to be tested for NATIONAL CERTIFICATION in HAND REFLEXOLOGY

No other training program offers this much information.

To reserve your place click on this link:

No Longer Available

Face Reflexology Workshop

Mondays (9:30am - 5:30pm), April 20 & May 4.

Face Reflexology is my most popular continuing education workshop because the benefits are, well… right before your eyes.

But that’s not all, although it’s fabulous to have your face looking refreshed and youthful, just like all of our wonderful reflexology techniques there’s a map of the whole body on your face.

You can use these amazing techniques for the rest of your life – to give your own face a “lift” or to help clients with all the balancing effects of reflexology – relaxation, improved circulation, stress relief.

One of my clients found it to be most helpful for preparing for dental surgery – actually, his dentist cancelled the procedure because the problem had resolved itself!

You’ll learn how to create a full ONE HOUR SESSION dedicated just to the FACE OR, a how to combine it with other forms of reflexology.

This program was developed over many years (and my 5,000 hours of bodywork training) while working with clients.

Students who have taken the class report they use it and their clients love it. Face Reflexology is another powerful way to generate more business and add variety to you sessions.

Location: Mid-town, New York City
No prerequisite

There’s no other training program like this, anywhere.

To reserve your place click on this link:

No Longer Available

Wendy Coad PO00104 is approved as a provider of Continuing Education Units by the American Reflexology Certification Board. This course qualifies for the ARCB CEU requirements.

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Feature Article

Reflexology and the Bronchial Tubes

I don't know about you, but this season I was hit by a whopping case of bronchitis. It’s happened to quite a few people and it was a wicked strain this year. It made me think about these little tubes that hold our lives so dear.

When was the last time that you noticed the twelve to twenty times per minute, each and every day (and night), you breathe -- thanks to your body's respiratory system.

Oxygen is a vital fuel that goes to every cell in your body. And, your cells needs oxygen supplied regularly each and every minute. In fact if a cell doesn’t get oxygen within about 4 minutes, well... it’s a dead cell.

Your lungs expand and contract, supplying life-sustaining oxygen to your body and removing a waste product called carbon dioxide.

When a person breathes, air comes in through the nose or mouth and then goes into the trachea (windpipe). From there, it passes through the bronchial tubes. These tubes or airways, let air in and out of your lungs, so that you can breathe. There are 2 – one going into each lung.

Bronchial tubes, or bronchi are divided at the end of the windpipe (trachea) to left and right. These main bronchi then branch into progressively smaller airways (bronchioli) ending in microscopic numerous sacks (alveoli). Oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged between air and blood through thin alveoli.

Bronchial tubes are one of the main sites for airway inflammation that leads to bronchoconstriction.

Anatomy of Bronchial tubes

The trachea (windpipe) divides into two main bronchi (also mainstem bronchi), the left and the right, at the level of the sternal angle.

The right main bronchus is wider, shorter, and more vertical than the left main bronchus.

The left main bronchus subdivides into two lobar bronchi while the right main bronchus divides into three.

The lobar bronchi divide into tertiary bronchi. There are ten segments per lung, (but due to anatomic development, several segmental bronchi in the left lung fuse, giving rise to eight).

The segmental bronchi divide into many primary bronchioles which divide into terminal bronchioles, each of which then gives rise to several respiratory bronchioles, which go on to divide into 2 to 11 alveolar ducts. There are 5 or 6 alveolar sacs associated with each alveolar duct.

There is hyaline cartilage present in the bronchi, present as irregular rings in the larger bronchi (and not as regular as in the trachea), and as small plates and islands in the smaller bronchi. Smooth muscle is present continuously around the bronchi.

Okay, I’m sure that by now you understand that there are many, many branches of bronchi.

The Role in Disease

Bronchitis is defined as inflammation of the bronchi. There are two main types:

Acute bronchitis is an infection of the bronchia tree. The bronchial tree is made up of the tubes that carry air into your lungs. When these tubes get infected, they swell and mucus (thick fluid) forms inside them. This makes it hard for you to breathe.

The symptoms of acute bronchitis can include:

Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD, usually associated with smoking or long-term exposure to irritants.

Asthma is hyper reactivity of the bronchi with an inflammatory component, often in response to allergens.

What can Reflexology Do?

I think you can easily tell that it’s important to keep your lungs and bronchi in good working order. In fact, your life depends on it.

If you or anyone you know think they have a problem there - asthma or bronchitis, etc. – it’s very important to get the appropriate medical attention.

As with any illness, stress is always a factor. Rest is important and the stress relief that reflexology brings is a wonderful component to any health maintenance regime.

So where are the bronchial reflexes?

The bronchi have a very specific reflex location - bilateral - found on the plantar aspect of the foot between the first and second metatarsal heads.

And, since they’re part of the respiratory reflex system they are well suited to working in a detailed way.

You might have noticed on some people’s feet, there are thin calluses on just that thin space between metatarsal heads one and two.

Of course, you’ll want to detail the reflexes for the whole respiratory system.

Another set of reflexes you’ll likely want to detail is the immune system reflexes.

And, don’t forget the lung – large intestine connection too.

Common Home Remedies for Bronchial Health

As always, there’s so much more I’d like to share with you. I’ll be adding more great reflexology information in future newsletters.

Here’s a quote that’ll take your breath away:

“A human being is only breath and shadow.”


@ Wendy I. Coad


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The Professor Recommends

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Now, my 18 years of knowledge has been compiled into a comprehensive training that’s perfect for:

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Marketplace and Helpful Hints

Reflexology and the Hammertoes

Question: I have a client who asked me if it is possible to develop a hammer toe later in life. His brother has it and he is concerned that he might get it too. He is in his fifties.

Great question. (And, if you have one, write in so I can put the answer in my newsletter!)

First I’m not a Podiatrist or a doctor, so this is just my opinion:

I think that you can develop a hammer toe anytime in life… and once you have one, it’s very hard to undo without surgery.

If your client has gone 50 years without one, then it’s probably not hereditary. But a hammer toe can develop from improper footwear at any time in life.

Also, an injury or a degenerating joint illness, might make one more susceptible.

The best thing anyone can do is to wear shoes that fit right - the shoe size is important as well as the size of the toe box.

Also, the shoe shouldn’t let your foot slide forward into the tip. This will cause the toes to bend and after time passes, the toes are likely to stay that way.

Since he doesn’t have hammertoes now, if he continues to wear good fitting shoes (lace-ups are probably the best) his chances of getting hammer toe now are minimal - barring any accident.

And yes, reflexology may help (I didn’t say cure) by relaxing and mobilizing the foot and the toes.

Have a question? Send it in to "Ask the Professor" info@reflexologyprof.com

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