What is Vertical Reflexology?
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 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:
- 10th November Lynne Booth speaking to the US Georgia Reflexology Organization
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 : Lincoln and Mullingar, Eire: new Spring 2021 dates to be announced.
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
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.
Gentle relaxing self-help hand and foot techniques
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.
Stress and Tension
Classical & Vertical Reflexology calming self-help techniques.
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.
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.
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.