VRT is a remarkable new form of Reflexology that is applied to the weight-bearing feet for a few minutes before the conventional treatment. It was developed by Lynne Booth and is now taught and practiced all over the world. Lynne has written two books including the bestseller ‘Vertical Reflexology’ and also ‘Vertical Reflexology for Hands’ available from bookshops and Booth VRT direct. They have been translated into Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Czech and Portuguese. Lynne lectures and teaches VRT internationally as well as running a private practice in Bristol. She also runs a Reflexology Clinic at the St Monica Trust, Bristol for older people and a Sports Injury Reflexology Clinic.
Why is VRT So Effective?
Anatomically, the nerves in the hands and feet remain desensitised when passive or reclining and those same nerves become sensitised when the feet are standing or the hands are pressed down on a flat surface. The general premise of reflexology is that the reflexes in the hands and feet can be triggered to send a message to a specific organ or gland in the body which will help to trigger a healing response. When a reflexologist stimulates the feet, an energetic response must be carried through the body to a particular target. It appears obvious that, in the reflexology concept, the response is transmitted in some way by the nerves and, if this is the case, then there is a possibility that the sensitised weight-bearing reflexes may enhance the response of the stimulated reflex.
What are the Benefits of VRT?
The therapeutic response from VRT is often quicker, especially with orthopaedic problems. Advanced VRT techniques can often help intransigent conditions. VRT can also be used as a brief first-aid treat-ment or as part of a comprehensive 25 minute treatment for hospices, the work-place, schools, sports centres, etc.
(Information supplied by Lynne Booth at boothvrt.com)