International Institute of Reflexology (UK)

The Only School Licensed To Teach The Original Ingham Method of Reflexology

Stathis Method of Ayurvedic Reflexology Therapy (SMART)™

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Course Details

Day 122nd April 2017
Day 223rd April 2017
TutorSharon Stathis
VenueThe Joseph Stone Centre
School Street
S20 5FG
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The IIR (UK) invite you to a very special Stathis Method of Ayurvedic Reflexology Therapy (SMART)™ event with Sharon Stathis to be held in Sheffield on the 22nd April 2017 and this workshop is open to all body-workers, not only reflexologists.

Ayurvedic Reflexology is the dynamic integration of traditional Ayurvedic hand and foot techniques with contemporary reflexology. The work is dynamic, easy to apply and can be easily integrated into existing regimes. The direction of energy (prana) flow within the body is respected and followed during the application of Ayurvedic Reflexology.

Attendees learn to identify and work vital energy centres known as Marmas. Some of the most important marmas used for healing purposes, occur in the limbs. The traditional metal kasa bowl adds a new and unique dimension to the procedure. The Ayurvedic Reflexology techniques are described as "kinder to the (practitioner's) hands".

SMART™ 1 Workshop is held over two days and cover the following key techniques:

  • Brief overview of Ayurveda
  • Brief overview of Reflexology
  • Marma Therapy for the feet
  • Kasa bowl work for the feet
  • Ayurvedic Reflexology routine for the feet
  • Self-help foot routine
  • Daily Ayurvedic practices for self-care

Sharon's workshops are practical (hands on) in their orientation. They introduce exciting new ways to work the feet and hands and are delivered over two eight hour days. Comprehensive course notes are provided in the form of a course manual. All delegates who complete the workshop are issued with a certificate of attendance.

This workshop is open to all body-workers not just reflexologists and reflexology knowledge is NOT a prerequisite for attendance, though some bodywork experience is preferred along with an understanding of the basic Reflexology Fundamentals. For body-workers without this knowledge, a short excerpt from the SMART 1 manual provides the required information.

Download: reflexology-fundamentals.pdf

Ayurvedic ReflexologyAbout Ayurveda Reflexology
Ayurveda is the traditional healing system of India. It is the oldest known recorded medical system. The original principles of Ayurveda were developed by the great Indian sages (rishis) many thousands of years ago. Ayur (or ayus) means 'life' and veda and means 'knowledge'. Ayurveda is the study of the knowledge of life. The Ayurvedic approach to health and wellbeing is based on the concept that there is a deep connection between mind, body and spirit.

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Sharon StathisAbout Sharon Stathis
The philosophy of Ayurveda states that there is no separation between the physical body and the mind. Ayurveda has a spiritual basis, and encourages individuals to embrace healthy spiritual practices. Massage of the feet and hands has a special place within Ayurvedic tradition.

Sharon Stathis is a registered nurse, international educator, author and holistic health practitioner based in Brisbane, Australia. Sharon is co-director of Feel-good Health Services with her psychologist husband Richard Rigby. Sharon created the concept of Ayurvedic Reflexology in 2003 and is a Charter member of the International Council of Reflexologists (ICR). In 2007 Sharon received the Ollie Bailey Service award for her contribution to Reflexology.

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For full details and booking enquiries, please call 0114 247 6950 or 0292 031 5005. Alternatively, you can send us a message via the contact form.