Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) is a powerful but brief reflexology technique that was discovered and developed by reflexologist Lynne Booth in the early 1990's and is applied to the dorsal weight-bearing feet (or hands) and has been taught to over 7000 reflexologists internationally.
In 2011 VRT received a Highly Commended Award for its Outstanding Contribution to Complementary Medicine by the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM). VRT is ideally incorporated into a classical reflexology session at the beginning and end of a session without increasing the appointment time but is also used in shorter sessions and self-help.
VRT, also know as Vertical Reflexology, is versatile and can be used in semi-weight bearing positions on small children and babies, for palliative care and older people, for sports injuries, general treatments and in the workplace. The anatomical explanation for VRT’s efficacy is that the nerves on the passive feet are naturally de-sensitised but, when weight-bearing, these nerves become sensitised and appear to send a stronger healing impulse to an organ, gland, muscle or vertebra.
All VRT classes are complemented by Vertical Reflexology, Vertical Reflexology for Hands books plus VRT hand and foot charts and VRT DVD. After one day’s tuition and VRT can be immediately integrated into a reflexologist’s practice. VRT tutors offer a range of one day classes including VRT Basic, Advanced, Endocrine issues and VRT Hand & Nail-working courses available plus VRT Pain and Mobility classes with additions for Older people, Palliative Care & Dementia. VRT workshops are accredited by the Association of Reflexologists and are recognised by many reflexology organisations for CPD points.
See available VRT Courses in the UK and internationally