Clinical Reflexology: Basics of the Middle Way Book
A first for the Reflexology community is this work by Moss Arnold with detailed analysis of the theories and practical applications of Clinical Reflexology as a serious therapy and science. Included is a detailed analysis of the Anatomical Reflection Theory, which is that, the two feet reflect the body anatomically and proportionately accurately. It is over 400 pages of information covering all aspects of the basics of the science of Reflexology.
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I first met Moss about four years ago when he came to Napier University to do an evening talk. One of his opening lines was something like ‘Whatever you think you know about Reflexology throw it out the window…’ and I knew instantly that I was going to like him. I went on to organize and attend Chi Reflexology training with him and I would be lost professionally without knowledge of his work and his ethos.
What I love most about Moss is his ability to speak passionately about Reflexology and its application, his dedication to giving only the best treatment and the respect that he affords everyone while being pragmatic enough to say ‘if you don’t agree with me then throw it out’. He is also extremely generous with his information and has given much of his work and knowledge away for free.
This book goes back to basics but is in no way a basic book. Moss has an honest approach to everything and this book tells it like it is. Starting at the beginning is always helpful and this book looks at the client approach in terms of spiritual, mental, emotional and physical but goes further and also explains why. This, for me, is something that can often be left out of other books and is the one question I am always left asking: but why am I doing it like this?
Each section takes a straightforward look at the approach, techniques and rationale behind what is being taught and this makes for an extremely comprehensive reflexology book which will prove hard to put down and essential to pick up. Moss not being a man to mince his words also tells you here clearly what he does not believe in and that is an important part of what makes this book so powerful. Having the courage of your convictions as a Reflexologist is one of the most important lessons we have to learn and it is not something that can easily be taught, but by seeing it here in this book we can at least start to look at our own beliefs and practice and see if we really agree with everything we are doing.
Knowing Moss, I know there is more to come than is in this book but I also know that this book will be one of those on my treatment room bookshelves that will be instantly recognisable from the fact it is dog eared and well thumbed as it becomes a useful resource to my professional practice and teaching. We need to always be challenging ourselves as therapists and be willing to question and expand our practice for the benefit of our clients and ourselves; this book will help you do that.
So pick this book up, but do so with an open mind and an open heart and there will be something you find is new information or is useful to you as a Reflexologist and be prepared to throw some of what you already know out. In conclusion I would like to say that without Moss and his work in my life I would not be the Reflexologist I am and for that I am grateful.