Theory chapters

The theory chapters comprise the first part of the eBook (why to foot read), and they cover each aspect of visual reflexology in great detail. Only subscribers can read them, but if you have not yet subscribed you can get an insight into the content of each one by scrolling down.

Introductions to the practical chapters that comprise the second part of the eBook (how to foot read) are found here.

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Post (i) is about the author’s background and post No.1 is the first post about visual reflexology. 

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(i)The Author

I first became interested in complementary medicine over 37 years ago when I spent a year making a trip overland through China as part of a journey to Tibet. I had wanted to travel to Tibet for many years for spiritual reasons, and I wanted to travel through China because…

1. An Introduction to Foot Reading and Visual Reflexology  

This map of a hand is from an advert which had an enormous impact on me when I first saw it many years ago. It was actually nothing at all to do with reflexology (it was to do with mapping out investments), yet this map was the inspiration for me to look at the reflexes in a radically different way.

Although it is of a hand, it made me see the possibility of looking at the surface of the feet as a kind of topological map…

2. Why Health Issues Manifest Visually

The feet represent a microcosm of the health of the person and as reflexologists we feel this when we touch their feet. But it is not only their current health, in fact their whole history since they were in the womb has been recorded in their feet. 

It is logical that this history can not only be felt but also be seen on the reflexes, so the feet have a visual record of everything that has happened to that person from conception onwards…


3. Making a Visual Assessment


  • General Information
  • How to Keep your Visual Records
  • Positioning the Client
  • What to Record
  • Body Language of Alignment
  • Energetic Aspects of the Feet
  • Energetic Changes in the Body

4. Photographic Records

You can take visual record keeping even further by taking photographs of your client’s feet.  Photos add a unique dimension to your work because they give an immediately accessible record of the feet and therefore of the overall condition of your client. They show a picture in a way that your written records could never do no matter how detailed…


5. Reading Different Energies on the Feet.

There are many ways to read the feet, and there have been many books written on the subject. Visual reflexology is about using the appearance of the reflexes to understand the health of the person holistically, but like reflexology itself, it is based primarily on a client’s physical well being.

I have noticed how the different energetic fields (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) all replicate themselves in regards to how they appear on the feet…

6. Uses in Your Practice – an overview

‘Uses in your practice’ refers to how best to use foot reading skills whether it is within the context of an individual treatment, your wider practice or for the benefit of the profession as a whole. These chapters are just as important as the later ones that focus on how to read the feet, because the more we understand how to…


The more we understand how to apply foot reading to complement our other reflexology skills, the more we will benefit from studying the subject. 

7. Using Visual Reflexology in Your Practice #1


  • Balancing the body
  • Connecting with clients
  • Clients with communication difficulties
  • Beyond the medical history
  • An aid to palpation
  • Working systemically

8. Using Visual Reflexology in Your Practice #2


  • A Guide to Techniques
  • Structuring a Treatment 
  • An Overview of the Whole Person
  • Right – Left Balance
  • The 10 Zones
  • The Dorsal Aspect

9. Using Visual Reflexology in Your Practice #3


  • Feet as a Microcosm of the Body
  • Rethinking Reflexology Charts
  • For Record Keeping
  • Focusing on your Client’s Energy
  • The Future of Foot Reading

10. Ethical Guidelines for Foot Reading

Whilst foot reading, practitioners should always follow existing professional reflexology guidelines. However, as many reflexologists and their clients will be new to the concept it might be useful to elaborate on some of the additional ethical aspects of using foot reading…


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