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What is Vertical Reflexology?

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Vertical Reflexology Technique (VRT) is a unique method of weight-bearing reflexology which is briefly applied to the dorsal feet and hands. This multi award-winning method can support all systems of the body and appears to precisely target and stimulate the energetic reflex response. It was discovered and developed by Lynne Booth in the early 1990’s and her accredited classes have been taught to over 10,000 reflexologists internationally.  Also known as Vertical Reflex Therapy it has received an award  from the Institute of Complementary and Natural Medicine (ICNM) for its ‘Outstanding Contribution to Complementary Medicine’ in 2011. Lynne has also received  two Honorary Fellowships from ART and the AoR and in 2018 was awarded the prestigious ‘Excellence in Reflexology Innovation’ Award by the Association of Reflexologists. This is a peer-group nominated and selected award. VRT complements classical reflexology and provides a profound level of reflexology for all ages that can aid general well-being, relieve tension and bring about a state of relaxation throughout the body. Lynne’s best-selling book “Vertical Reflexology” has been reprinted numerous times and was one of the 20 Daily Telegraph Complementary Books of the Year when first published.  This short video illustrates the versatility of VRT that can be easily incorporated into a reflexologist’s practice. 

Lynne Booth

Lynne discovered VRT while supporting mobility issues associated with older people in nursing home care where she has held a clinic for over 25 years. She has also developed sports injury and maintenance sessions for elite and amateur sports-persons and worked as part of the medical team with a Championship football club for 15 years. Lynne presents and teaches VRT internationally.

We have other VRT tutors teaching internationally. Meet them here:

News and
Special Events

Lynne Booth Speaking on Thursday 24th September at 18.00 GMT on VRT and the Immune System with Lorraine Senior

20 presentations, 23 countries, 39 speakers and 40 lectures from around the world in 15 different languages. Email: membership@icr-reflexology.org to reserve your free Zoom place (limited numbers per presentation). See ICR website for the full list of presentations:  https://icr-reflexology.org/world-reflexology-week/

VRT Classes: Mullingar, Eire                10-11 October  2020

Hasselt, Belgium 7-8 November 2020

Lincoln, England 29 November 2020 

London, England 22-23 May 2021

VRT Online Courses are being planned  Covid-19 cancellation notification: Managing Pain and Mobility.  Southern Spain Equilibrio Retreat 4/20 Read More Australian Reflexology Conference, Sydney  October 2020. Keynote-speaker Read More    ICR

VRT Books, Charts and DVD for sale

VRT products for sale: include an acclaimed 60- minute DVD, 2 sizes of VRT Hand and Foot charts and wall posters.  Books: Vertical Reflexology for Hands and best-selling book Vertical Reflexology which, when first published, was one of the 20 Daily Telegraph Complementary Books of the Year. It has been published in 6 languages.

Book VRT Classes

Over 10,000 reflexologists worldwide have attended authorised, award-winning VRT Classes.  Simple self-help VRT techniques can be easily and quickly learned by beginners. After one day of teaching you can immediately integrate the techniques into your practice with no increase in treatment times. If you are a qualified reflexologist, and interested in attending VRT accredited classes nationally or internationally, please use the button below to book a class. You can also read the full description for each class content. All classes are accredited by the Association of Reflexologists (AoR) for 12 AoR CPD points and are recognised for CPD by other professional bodies including the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) for 6 CPD points

Find a Reflexologist using VRT

If you are interested in experiencing a relaxing full classical reflexology session including VRT, with a qualified reflexologist who has attended a VRT accredited training, please use the button below to locate a practitioner near you.

Articles
and Research

For many years, Lynne Booth, was an Expert Columnist in the internationally recognised journal, Positive Health, and over 15  of her articles are available via this website. She has written numerous articles for other journals including VRT for Championship Footballers, Tips for working with Dementia clients, Sleep issues, Reflexology and Combat injury and Reflexology and Healthy Ageing and they can be accessed here.

VRT
Newsletter Archive

This wide ranging resource of 20 years of VRT Membership Newsletters cover a wide range of reflexology topics including commissioned articles by international renowned therapists . This archive is also catalogued by subject matter. The 3 latest  VRT Newsletters are only available to VRT Practitioners who have joined the VRT Network Membership.

Additional Resources

Join the VRT Membership

If you have attended an authorised VRT class you may join the VRT Membership Network. Benefits include an entry on the Find a VRT Practitioner page on our website, reduced fees on classes, regular newsletter and occasional exclusive offers.

Gallery - Videos - Interviews

A record of pictures, interviews and infomation about Vertical Reflexology over the years.

Blog
by Lynne Booth

Read Lynne’s latest reflexology Blogs.

Help with
Sleep Issues

Gentle relaxing self-help hand and foot techniques

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Learn gentle self-help hand and foot techniques for a 3-minute protocol before sleep which is suitable for all ages including children. See below for and article on Sleep article by Lynne Booth, Positive Health journal. 

Relieving Everyday
Stress and Tension

Classical & Vertical Reflexology calming self-help techniques.

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Learn simple hand reflexology techniques for self-help to relieve stress and tension. See below for article on Reflexology to Help Stress and Anxiety by Lynne Booth, Positive Health journal. 

Dementia:
Hand reflexology

Learn a gentle, relaxing 4-minute hand reflexology training session to offer persons living with Dementia. See below for an article on Dementia Tips for therapists, carers and family by Lynne Booth, AoR Reflexions Journal.

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Crying
Baby

Gentle hand and foot stroking techniques to sooth a crying baby. See below for article on Reflexology for Children and Babies by Lynne Booth, Positive Health journal.

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