DIY Depression reduction with Reflexo...

DIY Depression reduction with Reflexology?

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Liverpool, UK

#1 Feb 5, 2009
It seems these days our lives are being effected by all sorts of issues. Not least of all the recession, work issues (which are always there), social, family and other outlets in life.

I for one am a firm believer in the power of reflexology and how it can create a balance in mine and everyone elses lifestyle. When depression hits, it in turn effects everything else around you and can have catastrophic results.

Can anyone recommend a good book that might touch on this area specifically?

I came across this reflexologist - Beryl Crane - talking about it but I'd love to get more of an insight into how you can do more for yourself (or myself even!)

Any feedback welcome.



#2 Feb 7, 2009
Thanks for sharing this nice video.
Am a reflexologist myself, have studied it for 3 years in the NL.
Have just come across this forum.
I don't understand quite your question.
Do you want to help yourself on fighting off depression through reflexology ?
Beryl Crane talks about the solar plexus and the adrenals but she does not mention the pituitary gland (located on the big toe) which is actually the "chef d'orchestre" (master of command) of all hormonal glands.

Liverpool, UK

#3 Feb 10, 2009
Hi Sylvie

Oh I see what you mean, yes.

I love the idea of reflexology and the fact that anyone (given the right training of course) can do it themselves.

When I feel stressed, down and out, upset and tired I find that breathing techniques work great.

Could you recommend what specific area on the big toe I should massage in order to feel a bit more relaxed?

Thanks Sylvie
Patricia Brown

South Africa

#4 Feb 18, 2010
Just like your fingers your toes have what are known as whorls by Fingerprint experts. The pituitary sits in the whorl on your big toe.


Richardson, TX

#5 Dec 28, 2010
I have had many occasions to see truly remarkable responses to depression after a reflexology treatment. I worked on an associate who spend 2 years tending to her dying mother. when she returned, I offered her a reflex treatment. She called me a few hrs after the treatment to tell me how elated she felt. I told her that it was my belief that the treatment stimulated her body to balance her hormones, making her feel that way. It's like rebooting a computer, clearing the circuits.
I gave a treatment to a neighbor who called me the next day to tell me that it was the first time in her life that she felt normal; that she had been depressed since she was three.
Recently, I worked on a woman who called me the next day to tell me she was feeling euphoric. These are just a few examples of the work. For more info you can reach me at [email protected] I practice in the Dallas, Tx area.

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