Thanks again for visiting Footfairy. Here are some of my favourites and some that I’ve still to read myself. Enjoy!
Reading the Foot
Chris Stormer-Fryer has written 7 books, mainly on reflexology, given countless interviews on radio and television on her holistic view of health and wellbeing and now is involved in running women retreats at the Good Vibrations Health Sanctuary in South Africa.
Chris is a very popular speaker and has travelled the world giving workshops on her Universal Technique which is a light touch type of reflexology and focuses on the mental and spiritual aspects of uneasiness or dis-ease and how this affects the feet. This year (2016) is her last international tour – she is coming out of retirement for this year only.
One of her most popular books is
The Language of the Feet – the second edition shows how the mind and spirit can have an effect on the body and on the feet. When the original book was published it was almost before it’s time. Now almost everyone accepts that mind and spirit affect health and wellbeing. Chris explains more about how the feet reflect profound changes of mind and emotional states and how to use what the feet are saying in your sessions.
Ann Gadd has written 9 books on various topics, one of which Finding Your Feet: How the Sole Reflects the Soul gives some of her insights into foot reading. Ann has been an artist, a writer, a Reiki Master and a transformational counsellor and speaker and now runs many art and self development workshops in South Africa. In the introduction to the book Ann describes it as a beginners guide to understanding the feet. Aimed at the general reader, not particularly reflexologists, it describes how the chakras relate to the feet, encourages self evaluation through consideration of how you feel about your own feet and examines various aspects of feet looking at both physical and emotional causes and healing. The aim is of this book is to “allow us to become more conscious of ourselves and others, assume responsibility for our own healing and to release and make changes where appropriate”.
For more about Ann and her current workshops see her website.
Tony Porter’s ART
Advanced Reflexology Techniques
The author Tony Porter describes ART as “an advancement of the original concept”.
Tony Porter Advanced Reflexology Techniques (ART) DVD”
This DVD is great for those of us who are visual learners and like to see techniques demonstrated but can’t make it to the seminars. The techniques are clearly demonstrated. The DVD is organised in chapters making it easy to navigate. It has sections on the body systems e.g. endocrine, skeletal…so it’s easy to skip between sections or refresh your memory on particular holds or movements.
5 Elements and Reflexology
An insight into TCM 5 Element Theory and how it can relate to Reflexology from Inge Dougans, founder and principal of the International Academy of Reflexology & Meridian Therapy.
Pamela Ferguson has written this little gem which explains 5 Element theory in a fun way. Pamela has had a wide and varied career in Zen Shiatsu, Asian Bodywork and is the Asian Bodywork Therapy columnist of the monthly Acupuncture Today.
Moss Arnold, founded the Australian College of Chi-Reflexology in 1995. He developed Chi-Reflexology: Guidelines for the Middle Way (Chi-Reflexology: Guidelines for the Middle Way Part 1)“Chi-Reflexology” which combines Chinese philosophy, and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with the science of Reflexology. The result is a unique approach that emphasises a wholistic and balanced approach to Reflexology, resulting in a consistently followed perspective of the feet – the Anatomical Reflection Theory.