Though it weighs barely 28.5 grams (an ounce), the thyroid gland, which is located just below the Adam’s apple in the neck has an amazing and far-reaching influence on our health.
The thyroid secretes iodine-containing hormones that balance your metabolic rate – the speed at which you use the energy from your food. Iodine also helps the body to burn off excess fat, and efficiently regulate your energy level whilst stimulating cell growth.
The thyroid supports a wide range of functions from controlling our weight, heart rate, cholesterol level in the blood, muscle strength and skin condition to our eyesight and emotions.
A healthy thyroid is essential for all-round health.
Do you have any of these symptoms?
What about clients or friends and family members?
Your answer should not surprise you since the number of people affected by thyroid dysfunction is rising rapidly every year.
More than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime.
Your thyroid gland tells every cell in your body the rate at which it should function. Having too little hormone, called hypothyroidism, puts you into a dragging slowdown. This is a problem for more than 10 million Americans-of whom 8 million don’t know it.
The basis of Reflexology is that the health of the body can be improved by stimulating the reflex points on the hands, feet and ears that correspond to the different organs and systems in the body.
The thyroid gland is responsible for hormones, which in turn help oxygen get to your body cells through the bloodstream. A thyroid disorder obstructs the flow of oxygen, but through reflexology, the circulation of blood through the body is encouraged ensuring proper delivery of oxygen to the body parts.
The thyroid gland also produces hormones necessary for regulating your metabolism, and a thyroid disorder can affect pregnancy by blocking estrogen levels. Using reflexology, any form of hormonal imbalance can be corrected by stimulating the thyroid gland reflexes and therefore also stimulating the release of hormones.
Results have shown that clients with acute thyroid disorders have been treated effectively using reflexology. Full Reflexology research studies are included in this course
There is also a long list of conditions that may also be caused by a low functioning thyrod gland.
Just think back. How many of your friends, family members or clients have these conditions? Your Reflexology treatment protocol is likely to be very different if you actively treat the thyroid and endocrine gland system to relieve the cause of the condition versus just treating the symptoms.
Reflexology has proven over the years to be an extremely effective form of treatment for thyroid disorders.
The basic thyroid points learned in most level 1 Reflexology courses are effective.
However when combined with the advanced Reflexology techniques – and the new thyroid reflex points taught in this course, some results have proved outstanding in their quickness and effectiveness.
This enlightening tour of these reflexes will give you the most effective ways of working them
Natural Thyroid Balancing with Reflexology (Module 5) 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.
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 Master 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 pre-requisite for the other courses in the Master European Reflexology Diploma program.
Modules 2 through 6 continues the fascinating journey into Mastering European Reflexology.
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 t