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PRESENTATION:
A REFLEXOLOGY PROTOCOL ADDRESSING THE PHYSICAL, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL TRAUMA THAT DEFINES PARKINSON’S DISEASE

The purpose for this presentation is to provide the Reflexology practitioner with some tools that are aimed at bolstering their confidence to more successfully improve the quality of life for those who suffer the traumatic effects of this condition.

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) knows no national, continental, socio-economic or ethnic boundaries. The approximately 10 million people in this world who suffer the insulting trauma of PD reside in all corners of the globe from Albania to India to Zambia.

This presentation is based on decades of experience and case studies. The last 25 years of my 40 year Reflexology career have been spent working in medical clinic settings. The most notable of which was the renowned Whitaker Wellness Medical Clinic in California. It was this experience that led to the creation of a series of Reflexology workshops that I call ‘Condition Specific Reflexology’, which are based on protocols for over 75 conditions. A phone call one morning in 1998 from the medical director asking what Reflexology could do for a patient with Parkinson’s Disease is what started this endeavour. For the last 15 years, I have been teaching these workshops through the American Academy of Reflexology.

During the course of the presentation we will be looking at a basic overview of PD, it’s traumatic symptoms, possible causes utilizing statistics and case studies from around the globe.
We will discuss and explore an integrated Reflexology approach incorporating Foot, Hand and Ear Reflexology combined with a modified version of the PNF stretch found in the Reflexognosy method.