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— A Note from the Prof: "World Reflexology Week "

— Feature Article: When Sole meets Soul

— Upcoming Classes: September Foot Reflexology

— The Prof Recommends: The Foot Factor Program

— Marketplace & Helpful Hints: Thyme Is On Your Side


Ask the Prof


The exciting news this month is that we all have an opportunity to celebrate the healthy and healing aspects of reflexology because coming up is:

"World Reflexology Week"

This year it will be from September 20th through September 26th, 2009

Let us not miss this opportunity to shout from the highest tree how wonderfully powerful reflexology truly is.

What will you do for "World Reflexology Week?"


- give a talk

- donate a session

- co-ordinate an event to bring reflexology awareness to your community, city, state

- volunteer at a clinic or hospice or hospital (check with the Director of Nursing to see if it’s possible).

NOTE: The New York State Reflexology Association (NYSRA), which every reflexologist in New York should be a member of, is the largest state reflexology association in this fair country offering the largest array of community service celebrations for this important week.

They have an inspirational plan to offer reflexology to a number of communities who can really benefit from our fantastic relaxation effects. Don’t forget that relaxation promotes healing and we win the prize for having "hands-down" the best techniques for relaxation and for and for the most ardent supporters.

If you want to volunteer in one of any number of community services that NYSRA is offering this month – contact them now at info@nysraweb.org

You can be a student and still volunteer – I highly recommend it.

Write me and tell me what you’re doing for Reflexology Week and I’ll share it here.

Yours truly,

Wendy Coad
The Reflexology Professor.

Today, I'm talking about the relaxation benefits of reflexology and the "abode of the soul".

Read on...

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Live Long, Reflex and Prosper,

Wendy Coad

upcoming classes

The Next Foot Reflexology Certificate Training
Program – begins on September 26!

Wendy CoadThis is the next of my 2009 Professional Certification Program in Foot Reflexology that I teach every year in New York City.

Reflexology is one of the most practical, efficient and effective holistic health practices of today. It's easy to learn and its stress-relieving techniques are enjoyed around the world. , Reflexology promotes relaxation, may aid circulation and assist muscular and nerve function by supporting the body's own healing process. Join us to learn these popular health techniques based primarily on the system developed by American osteopathic physician William Fitzgerald.

Special features of this program:

  • Hands-on experience

  • Students give and receive a session every day

  • A wealth of information shared through daily lectures, Q&A, demonstrations, handouts and visuals to enhance learning

  • Alternative Careers for those exploring full, part-time or volunteer work in the holistic healing arts, even with no prior bodywork experience

  • Career Expansion for Healthcare professionals, nurses, spa and salon specialists, massage therapists, body workers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, yoga instructors, therapists, counselors, spiritual healers and caretakers

INTRODUCTION TO FOOT REFLEXOLOGY – this is the first 2 days of a 6 – 9 month, 200 hour PROFESSIONAL REFLEXOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM which can be taken separately.

Learn how to help yourself and others with the soothing relaxation techniques and healing wisdom that is the core of all Reflexology practice.


A TWO-Day Intro to Foot Reflexology Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, September 26th & 27th


No Prerequisites
For further information or to enroll, please call 212.219.2527 ext 2.

Note: Program Tuition does not include books, material fees, private tutorials or sessions received. Please bring a towel and sheet to each class.

Wendy Coad, MFA, RPP, LMT, ARCB Certified, is a former Director of the American Reflexology Certification Board. She has been an educator for over 25 years and teaches Master classes in Reflexology and Bodywork. She has a private practice in NYC and Miami. www.ReflexologyProf.com

feature article

When Sole Meets Soul!

As kids are going back to school and the transition into autumn occurs, it's more important than ever to take care of our bodies and support their natural defense systems.

One part of the body that supports our health in a big way is a little gland found in the center of the chest area called the thymus gland.

Interestingly enough, the word thymus is derived from the Greek thymos... which is difficult to translatable into modern terms but was used to denoted a life force, soul and feeling or sensibility. It's also the word used to reference "recognition" as a human desire.

thymusThe thymus gland is found in the thorax behind the sternum and in the anterior mediastinum.

It gradually enlarges during childhood but after puberty it undergoes a process of involution resulting in a reduction in the functioning mass of the gland.

The thymus gland is arranged into an outer, more cellular, cortex and an inner, less cellular, medulla. Immature lymphoid cells enter the cortex proliferate, mature and pass on to the medulla. From the medulla mature T lymphocytes enter the circulation.

The thymus is a gland that produces many of those disease-fighting foot soldiers -- the white blood cells that come to your defense against many types of infections.

And the thymus produces hormones that enhance your immune function overall. So if your thymus isn't working as it should, your body may have trouble fighting off infection.

Function of thymus

The thymus is critically required for the maturation of the vast majority of T cells. Once matured, T cells leave the thymus and patrol the body. They protect against foreign invaders by making immune responses that are initiated via T cell receptors expressed by these T cells.

T cells of thymus: T cells belong to a group of white blood cells known as lymphocytes, and play a central role in cell-mediated immunity. They can be distinguished from other lymphocyte types, such as B cells and natural killer cells by the presence of a special receptor on their cell surface called T cell receptors.

Some Thymus disorders

The thymus can be implicated in a wide variety of disorders, especially ones that involve the immune system.

Thymoma (cancer of the thymus): Thymus cancers are uncommon cancers that start in the thymus.

Thymoma is a disease in which cancerous cells are found in the tissues of the thymus. People who have myasthenia gravis are at increased risk of getting thymoma. Those diagnosed with thymoma often have other diseases, including myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, lupus erythematosus etc.

Symptoms: People with thymoma often have other diseases of their immune system, most commonly myasthenia gravis. Myasthenia gravis symptoms include muscle weakness because antibodies block the chemical signal connecting the nerve and muscle

Treatment: Surgery to remove the tumor is the most common treatment for malignant thymoma. Radiation also may be used alone or in addition to surgery, especially in patients with stage 2 thymoma.


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professor recommends

Even if you already know reflexology (or, you'd like to learn more), you'll love the Reflexology Professor's "all-in-one Foot Factor Program" designed just for you.

It's a goldmine of information, techniques and visuals so you can resource the most important techniques – and learn a few new ones.

- It's The Most Valuable Information a Reflexologist Can Have - All in One Place -

Take that quantum leap and enjoy the best that reflexology knowledge and wisdom can bring.

For a limited time only, I'm offering a special price for "The Foot Factor Program" Launch so... go to www.TheFootFactorProgram.com.

To Find Out More About It

Click Here for "THE FOOT FACTOR PROGRAM"

- Reflexology Training in a Kit -
9 DVD's, 9 CD’s and 3 Action Guides

It took a lot of work and almost 20 years of experience to get all the information I've put into my Foot Factor Program. And you know what people are saying? It's too good. That's not all, they're also telling me that I'm giving too much information. But, I want you to have it all.

Now, my years of knowledge has been compiled into a comprehensive training that’s perfect for:

  • Reflexologists who want to deepen their knowledge,
  • Anyone interested in beginning a career in Holistic Health,
  • Reflexology students who need a great review of their course materials,
  • Having everything in one place,
  • Reviewing things you might have forgotten,
  • Being able to view, over and over, all the techniques on DVD
  • Having audio CD’s of in class lectures
  • Nurses, Podiatrists, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapist, Physical or Occupational Therapists, Estheticians, Nutritionists, Bodyworkers and more...

About Wendy Coad

Wendy Coad

Wendy Coad, the "Reflexology Professor" helps reflexologists and aspiring reflexologists learn dynamic skills that attract clients and increase sales.

If you liked what you read today and want to learn more or refresh your skills, you'll love Wendy's www.thefootfactorprogram.com.

The Reflexology Professor has been sharing holistic health and "Reflexology News, Tips and Techniques" in classes, trainings and a weekly email newsletter to students and subscribers from around the world.

You can learn more about Wendy and her programs at www.reflexologyprof.com

marketplace and helpful hints

More Support & Helpful Hints

Here's another amazing connection.

The herb and also the essential oil of thyme has long been used to help with healing and to boost immune system function!
Not surprising!

Thyme has long been used by aromatherapists for protection against infectious disease because of it's antiseptic properties. It's even thought to stimulate the formation of white blood cells and promote the removal of cell waste in time of illness.

Thyme oil is also found to help with the emotional aspects of building self-esteem and confidence.

It’s a great anti-bacterial and antiviral and has even been found to be a good antifungal in cases of athletes foot and toenail fungus.

One common recipe is to blend a drop of each; thyme, tea tree and clove bud oils in half a teaspoon of vegetable oil and apply to the clean dry areas where athlete's foot is suspected. It's been reported that if used every day for up to 3 weeks it has made a difference for some people.

Caution – thyme, like some other essential oils can be a skin irritant – it’s to be avoided during pregnancy and in cases of seizures, high-blood pressure, hyperthyroidism or auto-immune system disorders.

Always use a carrier lotion or oil to dilute the intensity of the essential oil. In the case of the spice or herb based essential oils, use them as you do in cooking – in proportion to the rest of the recipe. You’d never eat a pound of thyme leaves but that’s how much of the plant goes into producing a few drops of its essential oil.

Any questions? I'm planning now for my upcoming "Reflexology and Aromatherapy" workshop. Stay tuned, I'll give you the details right here soon.

Remember that just like reflexology, aromatherapy should not be used to treat any specific illness.

Have a question or comment? Send it in to "Ask the Professor" – info@reflexologyprof.com

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Wendy Coad

Wendy Coad
The Reflexology Professor

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Sept. 4th, 2009
Vol4 Issue 32

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