The book is divided into 2 sections. The first deals with key themes; including theoretical perspectives on the mechanism of action, an updated review of the research evidence and appropriate methodology, safe and supported practice and integration issues. All these themes are explored and discussed utilising the available literature, analysis of models and concepts and are related specifically to health care practice.
The 2nd section focusses on the application of reflexology in areas that add to and expand on the first edition. Their application is related to health care care in a broad, but comprehensive style. The authors examine how reflexology can be best adapted to the context. They consider a variety of concerns and challenges to the application of these approaches.
This text takes the novice and the more experienced practitioner on a journey of further examination, critical review and debate prior to making recommendations for best practice in clinical reflexology.
Structure: An overview of each section, an abstract of each chapter, summary of key issues, conclusions and recommendation for best practice. Where possible statements are supported and discussed utilising research findings and peer reviewed literature.
The contributors are enthusiastic committed pioneers in their field. Many are teachers, coordinators of therapy services and supervisors. Within the team are also researchers with peer reviewed publications.
By Denise Tiran, MSc, PGCEA, RM, RGN, ADM, Director, Expectancy Ltd, UK; Honorary Lecturer, University of Greenwich, Greenwich, UK and Peter A. Mackereth, PhD, MA, Dip (N) London, RNT, RGN, Clinical Lead for Complementary Therapy and Smoking Cessation Services, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK