Universal College of Reflexology

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Ending Back Pain with Reflexology

Lauren Slade

with Master Reflexologist Lauren Slade

Founder and Principal of the Universal College of Reflexology


Ending Back Pain with ReflexologyEighty percent of Americans suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, and spend $50 billion each year on low back pain.

Back Pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States — only headaches are more common.

Ending Back Pain with ReflexologyReflexology is a method of activating the healing powers of the body.  It is both old and new.   From Ancient texts, illustrations and artifacts, we know that the early Chinese, Japanese, Indians and Egyptians worked on the feet to promote good health.

Today many of these same techniques have been developed into a modern scientific method called Reflexology.  What joins the ancients with the moderns is the long established principle that there are energy zones that run throughout the body and reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all the major organs, glands and body parts.

Spine man+foot+label+logoModern Reflexology is both a science and an art.  As a science it requires careful study, faithful practice, a sound knowledge of the techniques and skill.  As one of the healing arts, Reflexology yields the best results when the Reflexologist works with the European Reflexology Method combined with dedication, patience, focused attention and TLC (tender loving care).

The feet are a perfect microcosm or mini-map of the whole body.  All the organs, glands and body parts represented in the foot are laid out in the same arrangement as in the body.  Even the inside curve of the foot corresponds to the natural curves in the spine.

Since the 1980’s, Lauren Slade has made observations through her Reflexology clinical experience that have shown clients respond to different forms of reflex stimulus, which can alleviate severe and disabling pain associated with low back pain.Spine-zone 5+label+logo

Notice anything different about the  illustration to the left?  Look carefully… yes you will see the spine and the pelvis on the outer side of the foot – in zone 5. These lateral reflexes are not mentioned at all during basic Reflexology workshops.  I have found them however, to be my secret weapon in the fight against back problems

Pelvic imbalance can be detected on the lateral reflexes of the feet as shown in the above illustration.

You will find these reflexes to be very accurate guides in determining which side of the pelvis is out of balance, while at the same time providing a vital area to be treated in combination with the disturbed spinal reflexes

In this “Ending Back Pain with Reflexology” Lauren will share these and many more new ways of working the spinal reflexes, as well as many surprising unknown reflex points that she has used to great effect over the years to help and alleviate back pain.

Spine nerves+logoThese pelvic spinal nerves reflex area, I have found very effective in working to alleviate Multiple Sclerosis symptoms, and diseases of the nervous system.


Piriformis Muscle Syndrome (PmS) is an irritation of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle.  PmS Therapy is a specific reflexology system that targets this muscle. It can be done alone, but works best in conjunction with a comprehensive European Reflexology regime.

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Piriformis Muscle Syndrome

In “Ending Back Pain” Lauren will share her 30 second PmS Reflexology adjustment that has astonished and surprised hundreds of her Reflexology students (and clients) over the years with it’s amazing fast and effective results.

This is where European Reflexology comes into its own, because the session length can be adjusted to work just the necessary reflexes, and a complete or full session is not required, every time. However, this mini session must be considered as a follow-up session after at least 2 full sessions have been completed.

If you charge say $1 per minute – per session (assuming the session is 60 minutes long), a treatment lasting only 10 minutes will cost the client just $10. This makes it affordable for your client to return several times, and for you the practitioner to monitor the client and achieve excellent results, thereby building your reputation and practice.

A win-win solution for both you and your client!

What will I learn in Ending Back Pain with Reflexology?

  • Curves of The Spine Mirrors Curves of the Foot
  • Spinal Reference – Areas and Effects
  • Explaining Spinal Anatomy
  • Low Back Pain – Causes – Treatments
  • Pelvic Imbalance causes Low Back Pain
  • Zone 5 Spinal Reflexes
  • Piriformis Muscle Syndrome Therapy
  • Dr Joe Shelby Riley’s Piriformis technique
  • Dr Riley’s Method for Lumbago, Sciatic and Hip Joint Pain Relief
  • European Reflexology Cervical/Thoracic/Lumbar/Pelvic Techniques
  • Key Areas – Treatment Of Spinal / Structural Pain.
  • Bladder Meridian  & Back Pain
  • Spine – Detailed European Reflexology Protocol
  • As Above So Below Principle of Healing
  • What is a Chakra?
  • How to Balance Chakras on the feet
  • Positioning of Chakras on the Foot Spinal Reflexes

If you want a thriving and successful Reflexology practice you will want to learn and master these specific techniques and tips and hints to help your clients, family and friends banish their back pain.

Why not become a Specialist in alleviating Back Pain – you will have a thriving practice built around specializing in taking care of back pain.  You will earn back your investment of $299 in just a few Reflexology client sessions!

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I want access immediately to “Ending Back Pain with Reflexology” for the introductory price of $199 (+tax) before the price goes up!

Ending Back Pain with Reflexology (Module 2) continues the European Reflexology Method protocols taught in Module 1.  It is strongly suggested that students complete Module 1 to understand the foundation of European Reflexology before continuing their studies with modules 2 – 6.

I understand that this is an online course and I will be given access to the virtual classroom when I sign up even if it is 2am on a Sunday morning.


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“Ending Back Pain with Reflexology” is just one of a series of six courses available for individual purchase. Successful completion of all six courses can earn you the prestigious Master European Reflexology Diploma.

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European Reflexology Diploma Program Information

The Universal College of Reflexology is offering 21st century continuing education programs available to students all around the world through their on-line learning campus.  The European Reflexology Diploma program comprises of a total of six courses.  Courses are priced individually, and may be taken at the students own pace.

Module 1 – European Reflexology Method, is the s the prerequisite for the other courses in the Master European Reflexology Diploma program.

Modules 2 through 6 continues the fascinating journey into Mastering European Reflexology.

European Reflexology Diploma Program

Each of the six courses listed above, are certificated in their own category and when all six modules are completed, the student is eligible to apply for the Master European Reflexology Diploma.

It is strongly suggested that the modules be taken in numerical order 2 – 6, however students can choose to select individual courses after completing the foundation and prerequisite Module 1 European Reflexology Method.