Round about: Stress

Start dateDurationCityCountryDetails
27 April 20202 day(s)BelfastNorthern IrelandRead more here

Subjects for the workshop:

  • Stress signs and symptoms.
  • How does the body react to stress?
  • What happens in muscles, joints, nerves and to the immune and hormonal systems?
  • Psychological mechanisms in stress
  • Which imbalances are found in the stressed individual?
  • Stress as friend and enemy
  • How does the autonomic nervous system react? – and how can we influence it with reflexology?
  • Detailed reflexes for the diaphragm and it's nerve supply.
  • Relaxation techniques – mental, and with reflexology.
  • Balancing energy centres in the body via chakra reflexes on the feet
  • Stress reduction through an excercise for the heart
  • How do we inform clients about stress and its effect on their bodies?

Stress may reduce the effect of treatments

One fifth of the western population have daily stress related symptoms, but what is actually going on in the stressed body? – and how do we make sure stressed clients get the most out of reflexology treatments?

The outcome of our treatments depends on the body’s ability to react to reflexology’s impulses. Without functioning communication channels in the body, mechanical, neurological, hormonal and energetic, it is difficult to get through with even the best therapy. And these are the very systems, that are affected when we are stressed.

Maybe we have come to the point, where some people don't get the most from “classical reflexology”. The intense and at times painful treatment may overload an already well loaded system.

In the workshop we show techniques and strategies to deal with this problem, and reestablish good flow and communication in the body.

Nerve Reflexology points for the brainstem

In the Copenhagen Touchpoint Clinic we have experimented with stress reducing reflexology techniques. Using measurements of heart rate variability we found, that one of the most effective techniques is stimulation of the brainstem points with Nerve Reflexology.

It seems that the using these points immediately shifts the autonomic balance towards an increased parasympathetic response.

Video introduction

In this short video we introduce more of the techniques we teach on the "Round about: Stress" workshop.

Overview of techniques

The Overview of techniques 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 overview of techniques, which, built on our clinical experiences, is meant as an inspirational tool and a way to remember the new techniques.

More about the instructors here >


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.


The techniques we demonstrate on this workshop are also available as collections of high quality videos.You can get them on DVD or USB flash drives.

Buy them online here > or at a discounted rate on the workshop.


Click for details

Ryesgade 27 DK-2200 Copenhagen N
Tel: (+45) 7023 7047