Wendy Coad - Reflexology Secrets, Tips and Techniques
 
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Thursday, Feb. 19th, 2009
Vol. IV, Issue 6

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- Feature Article: Love the Moment

- A Note from the Professor: Reflexology marathon!

- Upcoming Classes: Hand, Face & Ear Reflexology!

- The Professor Recommends: The Foot Factor Program

- Marketplace & Helpful Hints:
New York Reflexology Conference

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A Note From the Professor

I’ve just spent a glorious few weeks in Miami Beach. It was so good to leave the cold of the Northeast and spend some quality time in the sun and surf.

I spend my time here in Florida planning and refining all the things that I can do to bring reflexology to as many people as possible.

And, I want to thank those of you who gave me "feet-back" on my newest video. I beachappreciate your comments.

Next, it's back to New York to teach my Meridian & Reflexology workshop.

I also have a fabulous Foot Reflexology Training and can’t wait to see everyone again after several weeks.

Martha, my wonderful Alexander Technique Teacher, will be helping each student individually with their posture. She goes around the room and gently corrects the slouches and twists. It’s one of my favorite things to watch – the room is transformed.

I take good ergonomics very seriously, because without it, well, we just have to work harder and we’ll wear out more quickly.

When I'm comfortable and at ease, I can do as many sessions a day as I want. Now, I don’t recommend this – it was an exceptional day - but the most reflexology I've done is 11 sessions in one day.

I was tired from the day but not from the reflexology:-)


My one-of-a-kind Hand, Face & Ear Reflexology - The Ultimate Success Workshop, happening April and May, 2009 is filling up nicely. For more details, read on or reserve your spot here now. 2-PAYMENT PLAN ends TUESDAY, February 24th!

Last one until... who knows when. Don’t be sorry you missed it. See information below.


Happy “Reflexing”,

Wendy

Wendy I. Coad, “The Reflexology Professor”
Creator the Mega Reflexology Training
“THE FOOT FACTOR PROGRAM“

Email: info@ReflexologyProf.com
Call (800) 875-1773 or (646) 456-0000


 

Classes and Workshops

Hand, Face & Ear Reflexology - The Ultimate Success Workshop

Hand, Face & Ear 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 face and the ears 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, Face Reflexology & Ear Reflexology with accuracy & confidence... and yes, even if you’re already practicing, you’ll learn a whole lot more.

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

handsNo other training program offers this much information.

Each class can be taken separately!

To learn more and to reserve your place click on this link:


Workshop 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 - LOVE THE MOMENT

I enjoy finding something new each week to bring to you.

I love talking about the practical, the technical, the philosophical, but what I love the most are the moments in reflexology that bring me closer to spirit.

I’m sure you know what I mean - when you realize in the midst of your reflexology session, there’s just a quiet calm.

These are very special moments.

It reminds me of when I was an artist - a painter. I still am, but I say, “I used to be an artist” because I haven’t painted a picture for a while.

I remember my favorite part of that creative process – the part I loved the most was when I became one with the moment. And… all strung together they became hours, making it seem like time both stopped and flew by.

I’m sure that’s what kept me painting for almost 25 years. I’m just as sure I’ll return to it someday, but not because I miss those moments.

Let me explain…


I don’t think about feet much when I’m not working on them, but when I start to work on my client’s feet – it occupies my full attention.

I like to tell my students that there are really many layers to a reflexology session. Two of them are:

1) The techniques – and we've got the best!
2) The “attention” and “intention” that goes into the session.

When I start my session, I take a moment at the beginning and at the end to” intentionalize” what I want my client to gain from the session.

I usually weave this into the first point I hold– the solar plexus reflex.

Now, we reflexologists know that this is a very intense and powerful reflex point. In fact, I believe that if we could do nothing else, by holding this one point we could help the body in its natural balancing processes... IN A BIG WAY.

So while I’m there for those few seconds, or maybe up to a minute, I let my mind clear and I bring my focus to the table – ATTENTION.

I let my intuition tell me what thoughts to add, if anything, and intend that the reflexology - and safe compassionate touch - is “for my clients highest good” – INTENTION.

Sometimes, a little blessing or a mantra, an image or a sound will emerge and I add it all into the mix.

I’m one of those folks who believe that intention sets up the vibration, or the energy, for the whole session. It can affect us right down to the cellular level…

So, I always want to start from (and, I suggest that you NEVER underestimate the power of) these positive and powerful places – attention and intention.

From the solar plexus point on, the sequence of events that unfolds in a reflexology session are nothing short of miraculous.

Not because anything theatrical is going to happen, but because I will be a witness to the nuances and the changes, the textures and their shifts for the next hour of my life on this planet.

I sometimes think that reflexology, as great a tool as it is, is simply a vehicle for us to be present, fully present... for my client... and, for myself.

It is written into the “stone tablets” of reflexology. BE... PRESENT.

And, what happens when you’re fully present?

It feels to me like I can tap into the whisperings of the universe.

Sometimes I wonder why this occurs – what’s so special about these particular moments? Is it really just the feet? (It happens with the hands, the face and the ears too!)

There’s a level of “conversation” that goes beyond the verbal or even the spoken word. That globeconversation is a parlay between client and practitioner, indicating that there is support, a deep listening and peaceful rest available.

I find that most clients drink deep from this well.

I think of it as “holding the space for their healing to occur” (or, to continue or, to complete itself...)

This is sacred ground.

As my clients sink deeper and deeper into the layers of relaxation, I sink deeper and deeper into the surface of the skin.

My thumb and finger walking pressures don’t change much, but in my “mind’s eye”, I imagine the layers of tissue that I’m above and making contact with.

Sometimes, I even count the layers... skin, connective tissue, muscle, bone.

As my thumb walks steadily across the surface, every reflex point becomes a world unto itself.

I’ll give you an analogy... from an artist’s perspective.

It’s as if I was walking in a great museum (I like the Guggenheim Museum in New York City), and each reflex point is like a painting.

There’s a slow and steady pace you keep in order to get through all the rooms. Some rooms are covered at a glance, each painting quickly acknowledged and appreciated.

But, some rooms are taken at a much slower pace... and one or 2 paintings simply drawing you in.

There are even places where you stop altogether and just pause... for a moment... or two... struck with awe and wonder at the depth of this point.

Time is suspended.

By being there, by paying attention to what’s before me, I notice that all of the world is in front of me.

I think this quote sums up what I’m saying:

“Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments. Therefore, each moment is vital. It effects the whole. Life is a succession of such moments and to live each, is to succeed.”

– Corita Kent

I’m sure I’ll take up painting again, but for the moment, I’m in no hurry.

@ Wendy I. Coad


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The Professor Recommends

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Take that quantum leap and enjoy the best that reflexology knowledge and wisdom can bring.


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It took a lot of work and almost 20 years of experience to get all the information I’ve put into my Foot Factor Program. And you know what people are saying? It’s too good. That’s not all, they’re also telling me that I’m giving too much information. But, I want you to have it all.

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

  • Reflexologists who want to deepen their knowledge,

  • Anyone interested in beginning a career in Holistic Health,

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  • Having everything in one place,

  • Reviewing things you might have forgotten,

  • Being able to view, over and over, all the techniques on DVD

  • Having audio CD's of in class lectures

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Attention Reflexologists:

As a reflexologist and as a reflexology instructor, if I could have my way there are a few things that I would make compulsory – one is that we all join the larger community of reflexology and become members of our National and Regional Reflexology Associations.

They serve our best interests and offer an important community base for our profession.

Like all professions, conferences are where reflexologists can meet and gain important contacts and information. The next one is coming soon:

The New York State Reflexology Association is holding it’s
NYSRA 2009 State
Reflexology Conference:
April 25th & 26th, 2009 in Saratoga Springs, NY.

For more information contact the New York State Reflexology Association at:

www.newyorkstatereflexology.org

Or call/write (914) 472-2521, PO Box 262, Scarsdale, NY 10583.


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Live Long, Reflex and Prosper!

Enjoy.

Wendy Coad

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