Round about: Digestion

Start dateDurationCityCountryDetails
01 February 20192 day(s)AmsterdamNetherlandsRead more here
13 September 20192 day(s)ZürichSwitzerlandRead more here

Subjects for the workshop:

  • Nerve reflexology for the inner organs
  • Understanding the physiology of digestion.
  • Conventional as well as complementary and alternative views on common gastro-intestinal problems.
  • Update and clarification of the classic digestion reflexes.
  • Reflexes on the dorsal aspect of the foot.
  • Alternative techniques for treating digestion reflexes.
  • Psyche and digestion - "The Stomach Brain"
  • Treating the seven sphincters
  • The role of the diaphragm and the psoas muscle
  • Simple exercises for better digestion.
  • Nutritional advice.

Many of your clients have digestion imbalances.

In India they say: "If your stomach is well, you will never get ill".
Being able to successfully treat and counsel clients to achieve an improved digestion is necessary to successfully treat ailments elsewhere in the body.

70-80% of our immune cells are in the intestines

One interesting reason to focus on the large intestine is that a large part of our immune defence is located here. New findings show that up to 80% of the immuno active cells can be found in the large intestine, which is certainly worth considering, when we think of the large role immunology and inflammatory processes play in most health problems.

”The mucous membrane organ”

All mucous membranes in the body can be regarded as one large ”mucous membrane organ”. The endothelial cells forming these membranes are all developed from the same original stem cells (entoderm). Even though they later on differentiate to become specialised cells in for instance the mucous lining of the nose or the small intestine, they maintain the ability to communicate and cooperate. Therefore we often find, that a problem in mucous membranes in the digestion system is accompanied by a problem in another mucous membrane somewhere else.

”The Stomach Brain”

 New research has shown that the intestines possess a much more comprehensive nervous system than previously believed. This so called ”Stomach brain” or ”Second brain” contains more neurons than are found in the entire spinal cord, and is capable of making its own decisions in many cases. We will take a closer look at what this knowledge implies for reflexology.

The treatment scheme shows all the techniques we teach in the workshop.

In Touchpoint’s continuing education classes we primarily present techniques from classical and nerve reflexology, and a few selected body techniques.

Towards the end of the course, we discuss the
treatment scheme, which, built on our clinical experiences, is meant as an inspirational tool and a way to remember the new techniques.

Treatment scheme

The process of digesting
A highly complicated but also fascinating interplay of processes take place when we digest our food. A wider knowledge about this helps understanding the many symptoms arising from the digestional system.

In this workshop we teach techniques from both classical and nerve reflexology.

Continuing Training credits are available.

Instructors: Dorthe Krogsgaard & Peter Lund Frandsen

On Touchpoint courses and workshops you benefit from having two instructors throughout the days. Dorthe Krogsgaard and Peter Lund Frandsen are both highly experienced international teachers, who present a mixture of theory, demonstrations and lots of hands-on practice.

Material: An extensive fully illustrated workbook is included with the workshop.

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