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hello and welcome Adam Thomas from
balancing touch reflexology so good to see you and thanks for joining me today
if this is the first time here hello again my name is Adam Thomas I’m a
reflexologist and on this channel we talk a lot about tips and tricks to
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you’ll get the videos when they come out so anyway let’s get into what I wanted
to talk about and that is the back a lot of people have back issues and I want to
share with you this cool trick today on in just in a couple seconds it can
reveal where on the person that you’re working with where they hold their
tension in their back okay so let’s go take a look at this so this technique
that I want to share with you is a little bit different than what we’re
used to because for example here if we look at the muscular system we can see
here that you know it’s reflected on the plantar surface of the foot you’re going
to get all the muscle groups reflected that way right but this technique is a
little bit different it’s going to show you we’re gonna be working on the
plantar surface of the foot but it’s going to show you where they hold their
tension on their back okay so it’s a little bit of a reversal of how
reflexologist really see the foot but it’s a great tool and I think it’s just
so great because so many people out there have back tension and to know if
it’s upper back lower back mid back where exactly you know left right side
of the body they’re holding their tension is just so important and it can
get us to where we need to get working on the
eat as fast as possible and if we do massage we can work on you know get to
where we need to work and you know relieve tension in the body so I want to
take you right now to show you a couple examples on different people’s feet to
show you that it there is a difference and how I use it so let’s go take a look
at that so before we jump into the technique I
just want to show you and get you a clear image of how it is that we want to
see the back muscles of the body and so I’ve lined up the feet next to a body
here and you’ll see that the the butt of the body lines up with the heels and it
kind of forms a shape like a butt and then at the top you have the head and so
if you were to imagine leaving the big toes and then getting rid of all the
other toes you would be left with a shape that looks like the torso of the
body and I’ll just show you that in red here yeah so you can see it there and
that’s what we’re looking at here so you can see that you know at the very bottom
here you can see the butt and then it goes up into the head and you know
shoulder area so when you have the clear image of this then you’re able to
understand you know out by the underneath the pinky toes you’ll see
that that’s where the shoulder areas are and you can see clearly on the feet
there’s a line there that’s the diaphragm line and so you can tell that
that’s the chest cavity up top and that’s you know gives you an idea of
that so where the big toes are that’s more of the center of your body and then
working out towards your shoulders so that will give you a clearer idea of
where it is that we’re going to be working so the technique is really
simple all you’re gonna do is grab the toes and pull them back and you’re gonna
use a good pressure here because you want to have sort of a downward pressure
as you’re holding the toes back and what you’re gonna do is wait for about 20
seconds and what you’re going to start to see is areas changing color so you’re
gonna get red and then you’re gonna get white spots as well and so the red
basically means that there’s circulation getting there and the white basically
means that there’s tension there that the circulation doesn’t flow nice and
evenly that way so you can see here that the shoulder is not getting a lot of but
there’s tension there and you can see the
with a diaphragm along there you’re getting a lot of tension a lot of white
there and then you’re also gonna see like up in between you’re gonna get some
good circulation but look at the occipital Ridge up here as well is quite
white and so there’s a lot of tension right at the top of there so this gives
you a great indication of where it is that this person needs work so there’s
going to be a lot of work in the shoulders a lot of the diaphragm area
and a bit of the neck underneath the occipital Ridge needs work right and so
then you want to go over and check the other foot because the other foot tells
a completely different story sometimes and so yeah you’ll notice that
there’s a little bit of a different picture on this side you’re getting a
lot more attention above the diaphragm line and sort of in the middle of the
foot you’re gonna see a lot more tension there and also on the shoulder this
one’s not as pronounced but their eyes more of you know tension right in one
little spot there and then mostly in the diaphragm sort of chest area doesn’t
receive a lot of circulation along the side here as well you can see that it’s
nice and white and again on the occipital Ridge so tells sort of the
same story but a little bit different but what a great technique to be able to
tell where it is on her back that needs work okay so looking at another pair of
feet here again holding for 20 seconds at least to make sure everything shows
up so now we can see after holding it for a bit that right down the center now
above the diaphragm is where the tension is being held so it’s not necessarily on
the neck and shoulder like the outside shoulder area that we saw in the person
before right so now we can see it’s in the more in the middle so it’s
definitely change right so it’s down the center sort of of the back off to the
side of the spine in between the shoulder blade that
the tension is gonna that is felt on the right side of the body right now that
we’re looking at so let’s go take a look at the other foot to see what it reveals
and we’re gonna see here after holding for a bit that again the tension is more
in the center of the foot the center of the chest area rather than on the sides
there is a line showing up here which indicates a bit of problem in that area
there but again as you can see it’s actually even more on this left side
showing up now that you can see the tension that there’s a lot more white
right in the center of the foot whereas the top of the shoulders across the top
of the shoulders gets a nice circulation but it’s just a little bit lower than
right across the top of the shoulders where you’re feeling a lot of tension
there in in the middle of her back there not so much on the outsides but again
right down the middle so interesting it’s totally different than the feet
that we saw before okay and looking at another pair of feet here we can see
after holding for a bit that there is a lot more tension in the
shoulder area now you can see that there’s hardly any red showing up and
there’s more white showing across the whole shoulders area and this indicates
that just the shoulders I have a lot of tension in them and verified through the
client that that is worth where a lot of tension is held here and then looking at
the other foot here as well this one even has more tension you can see
defined lines on each of the zones of the feet of where tension is being held
and also especially on his left side there’s a lot of tension there and you
can see also that there’s a callus on the shoulder area meaning that you know
there’s lots you know wear and tear and the shoulders
lots of attention there right and also on the medial side so if I was to work
on this person a lot of shoulder upper back work would be needed so there you
are I’m so excited to be able to share this with you because it’s a great tool
that I use all the time and what I find really important is if you think back to
the other examples is you know I’m doing the same technique on the feet but
they’re showing up in different areas different tension right because we’re
all different and that’s what I think is so important in reflexology as to be a
good reflexologist is not to just treat everybody you know like okay this is you
know combo a so I’m just gonna do my thing
right everybody’s individual and to be able to you know have a tool like this
to just you know check it out and go okay that’s where I need to work and
that’s where the tension is another thing that’s really great too is
instantly you can tell where the person holds their tension so you can sort of
gain confidence and you know the client can gain confidence in yourself because
you can say oh I see that there’s you know some tension in your left shoulder
is that true and then you know you sort of have some instant feedback and so the
client feels a lot more confident and you know knowing that you know your
stuff right so it’s a great little tool so I just I’m so excited to share it
with you so I hope it helps if you have any other tricks that you use I would
love to hear about them but yeah this is a good one so until next time this is
Adam Thomas from balancing Pasha reflexology have a good day and keep
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3 thoughts on “How to Tell in 20 Seconds Where Your Reflexology Clients Hold Tension in Their Backs

  1. Hi,
    So red means tension, blue means poor circulations and white area means what? Are the colors as evident in darker skin clients?

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