Round about: The Heart

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27 October 20202 day(s)NashvilleUSARead more here

Subjects for the workshop:

  • Embryology, the heart is formed from two different cell lines, see how the heart is structured as a knot, that can be "untied".
  • Heart anatomy and physiology -  about two million heartbeats of a lifetime.
  • The Vagus nerve is mostly an afferent (sensory) connection to the heart, how can we interpret this new finding?
  • The Heart as a hormonal gland.
  • The hearts influence on stress, how can we stimulate it in a positive way?
  • Heart diseases and what we can do.
  • The heart creates our strongest magnetic field, 5000 times stronger than the brain's, what does that mean?
  • The relationship of the heart to other organs during reflexology.
  • Techniques to relax the fascia around the heart.
  • The heart's connection to the diaphragm and psoas muscle.
  • New reflexology techniques for the heart.

Deep wisdom of the heart

In many cultures the heart is viewed as the very center of life.

In ancient Egypt the heart of deceased was weighed in a ceremony to see if they were worthy to enter the afterlife.

The Aztec would sacrifice hearts to return power to the sun. In the Bible the heart represents the innermost part of a human being, its soul or true self.

The Indian Upanishads talk about the Lotus of the Heart, the inner chamber of the self, which becomes an eternal part of the universe, when the body cease to exist. " As large as the external universe, so large is the universe in the heart lotus".

These philosophical descriptions, despite their different origin, share the same deep wisdom of the heart. And excitingly, new scientific research now enables us to revive this old knowledge in a Western reference frame.

Nerve Reflexology points for the thorax

Working points for the intercostal nerves can help reduce tensions and open up the rib cage to provide more space for the heart.

In this workshop we also work with the phrenicus and vagus nerves. We include muscle reflexes for the thorax and diaphragm and a new updated heart reflex.

The heart is much more than a pump

A wealth of new information inspires us to emphasize working more with the heart in all reflexology sessions.

For example, scientists have identified the "heart brain", a large group of nerve cells located on top of the heart around the large vessels going in and out of the heart.

This structure seems capable of high level decision making and talks back to the head brain in complicated ways.

Heart rate variability

Subtle changes in the rhythm of the heart reflect our emotions, and the other way around: When we work with our mind and focus on inner peace, the heart immediately changes.

In the workshop we will measure this change and demonstrate a simple meditation technique to calm the heart.

Work sequence

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

This workshop will give you a completely new view of the heart.


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 >

Read also our article: The heart is much more than a pump >


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