Round about: Digestion

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05 June 20202 day(s)Boston Spa, Near LeedsEnglandRead more here

Subjects for the workshop:

  • Nerve reflexology for inner organs
  • How is acid production controlled?
  • Gallbladder: Stress or stones?
  • Can the gut be depressed? - What to do?
  • New view on the microbiome
  • Updated digestion reflexes
  • Reflexes on the dorsal aspect of the foot
  • Reverse reflexology techniques
  • Psyche and digestion - "The Stomach Brain"
  • New ways to deal with reflux 
  • Importance and treatment of the seven sphincters
  • What is "leaky gut"?
  • Diaphragm and digestion
  • 10 steps for better digestion

Are you best friends with your bacteria?

In India they say: "If your gut well, you will never get ill".

New knowledge of the importance of the microbiome is growing rapidly.
Our bacteria are involved in everything from how we digest to how we think and feel!

Being able to successfully treat and counsel clients to improve digestion, is necessary to get rid of many ailments elsewhere in the body.

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

An interesting reason to focus on the large intestine is, that a large part of our immune cells - up to 80% - are located there. 

These cells can be activated and move to other tissues when needed. 

Never forget the intestines, when working with inflammatory processes, which means virtually all 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 the lining of the digestional tract is accompanied by a problem in other mucous membranes somewhere else.

”The Gut Brain”

The digestion system has a much more comprehensive nervous system than previously known.This so called ”Gut brain” or ”Second brain” contains more neurons than the entire spinal cord, and is capable of making its own decisions in many cases. 

All neurotransmitters found in the brain are also in the gut, some even in much higher quantities.

We will take a closer look at what this knowledge implies for reflexology.

Reverse technique for colon reflexes

Nerve Reflex Points for Digestive Nerves

Treatment scheme

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.


Dorthe Krogsgaard & Peter Lund Frandsen

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

An extensive fully illustrated workbook is included with the workshop.

More about the instructors here >

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