On November 26, 2003, on the recommendation of the Taiwan ambassador to the Vatican, Reverend Josef Eugster, who is originally from Switzerland but who has lived in Taiwan for decades, made his first visit into the bedroom of Pope John Paul II. Reverend Eugster situated himself at the feet of Pope John Paul II and began giving the pope a foot massage. "I told the pope that foot reflexology is the way that I spread the gospel in Taiwan," Reverend Eugster said.
One of our Australian students emailed me that she was volunteering with special needs kids – this email inspired me to write the following article.
Several years ago in my West Vancouver, British Columbia clinic I experienced my first client with Cerebral Palsy (the British Columbia Association of Cerebral Palsy explains that CP is a term used to describe a group of disorders affecting body movement and muscle coordination developed during pregnancy, at birth or for up to three years following birth).
A lady phoned requesting weekly appointments for her twelve year old son, lets call him “Jimmy”.
More clinical trials are needed into the benefits of complementary therapies for cancer patients, says one expert.
Professor Leslie Walker said many patients benefit from relaxation therapy and "guided imagery" - or visualising the body beating tumours.
The Cancer Research UK scientist says trials should look at the safety and cost of other complementary therapies.
Current trials include the effects of reflexology and scalp massage on 180 women with early-stage breast cancer.
Did you know that Christmas is typically one of the most stressful events of the year? Stress, anxiety and depression are common during the festive season.
Oh, the joys of Christmas shopping. Been to a shopping centre lately? Enjoy the crowds? Isn’t the rush and crush great? Of course, we all know exactly what to buy for everybody, don’t we? Parking is no problem and the weather is great. And those gifts are so easy to find for that ever growing circle of family and friends. And, no guilt feelings over the amount we are spending on these gifts.
I was very excited. It was a week that I would never forget - it was the first week of my new Reflexology practice and my promotion had already created two customers. My very first customer won a session at “half-price” for coming in second. Actually it wasn’t such a big deal, that is coming in second. Everybody who entered my contest and didn’t win the grand prize, won second prize – a full Reflexology session at half-price.
The grand prize winner booked her “freebie”, and became my second client. My promotion was working three days at a major health expo with 50 other Reflexologists. First prize was a free Reflexology session.
Celebrating our 15th year as a Premier Teaching Institute, the Universal College of Reflexology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada is delighted to announce our *NEW* 2005 Calendar full of innovative and exciting programs. These events are designed to complement our extremely popular Reflexology and Reiki classes. This new range of continuing education programs is designed for both the casual and professional Reflexologist.
Please click on the links below to access detailed course information.
The Universal College of Reflexology Annual Conference held in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada was the launching pad for the long anticipated release by the newly formed UCR Faculty of Integrated Medicine of three brand new Distant Education Vibrational Courses.
The 3 new courses are:
"Healing with Crystals" - DE Course #RVM5
"Herbalism - An Introduction" - DE Course #RVM7
"The Essentials of Aromatherapy" - DE Course #RVM1
No pre-requisites - open to everyone. These Vibrational Medicine home study courses have been designed to give an thorough working knowledge of the subject, plus also each course includes bonus material on how to integrate the knowledge with Reflexology - or wholistic therapy sessions.
Each of these courses will count as credits towards the Universal College of Reflexology Diploma of Specialized Reflexology Studies.
Welcome to the Universal College of Reflexology, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This site is packed full of information on Reflexology. First here are some Quick Facts on the college.
Universal College of Reflexology
is a premier institute of Reflexology certification.
It is recognized for high standards and quality programs. The Universal College
of Reflexology has students from 20 countries on all six populated continents.
Faculties include Undergraduate training in Foot Reflexology, Postgraduate training
in Therapeutic Reflexology/Advanced Reflexology/Continuing Professional Development,
and a world-class Distance Education program.
So you've decided to pursue Reflexology on a more formal basis, perhaps to
begin a new career or maybe you want to follow a part-time vocation of helping
others to better health. At this point you're asking yourself, "Where do I
start to get education which will prepare me for this new adventure?" Here
are some ideas to help you as you begin your journey.