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Product Details

  • Series: The Complete Idiot's Guide
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Alpha (July 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0028631870
  • ISBN-13: 978-0028631875
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,171,712 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

You're no idiot, of course. You know echinacea can help a runny nose, massage is good for aching back muscles, and yoga can help relax a tired body. But when it comes to reflexology--the practice of healing the body by applying pressure to different parts of the feet--you'd rather just soak your tired dogs in hot water and call it a day. Don't feel so de-feeted just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Reflexology is a fun, easy-to-follow, illustrated guide to massaging your own (and others) feet to treat back pain, headaches, upset stomachs, colds, allergies, stress, depression, and more. In this Complete Idiot,s Guide you'll learn how to:

About the Author

Frankie Avalon Wolfe, Ph.D., author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being Vegetarian, Second Edition, has a Ph.D. in holistic nutrition and an M.A. in holistic healing. A member of the American Holistic Health Association and the Coalition for Natural Health, she has recently written and created a professional reflexology certification program. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Customer Reviews

I highly recommend the Complete Idiot's Guide to Reflexology and look forward to reading other works by Frankie Avalon.
Patti
There is a part that I really enjoyed that gives you info on how to tell a person's personality by looking at their feet.
A. Carnahan
This should be the first book on Reflexology you pick up, it is packed full of information and very entertaining to read.
George Dominguez

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Elaine Nerland (healthyherbs@netscape.net) on November 6, 1999
Format: Paperback
This book is more than an idiot's guide, it is a professional handbook. You can follow the instructions to do self treatment. Information on essential oils is helpful. Author has a delightful sense of humor which makes reading a pleasure. A great book.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Gadgester HALL OF FAME on October 10, 2001
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This book is thick for a "Complete Idiot's Guide" book. It's packed with information. Unfortunately much of the information is on why you should try out reflexology. Funny, I bought the book because I already knew why and because I wanted to learn how to do it. In other words, the author tries too hard -- waste the reader's time -- justifying the legitimacy of reflexology.
So you don't get your feet wet (no pun intended) until chapter 13, when the author starts talking about techniques. Unfortunately she's too talkative; there's a lot of unnecessary stuff, which the book falls short when it comes to really teaching you and me how to practice reflexology. The photos are okay but few. Last year I saw a colored reflexology book at the local ...store and it was a much better book, because from the very start it delved into the how. Too bad when I went back the book was already sold out.
In short, this book gives you good background info on reflexology, but you won't learn much on the techniques from it.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
Frankie's book is fantastic! She has a rare skill to be able to communicate clearly and keep it entertaining.
This book is not just about the wonderful healing art, Reflexology, but discusses how the 5 body systems interact and react. Frankie talks about how you can relieve many symptoms from allergies to PMS with hand and foot reflexology as well as with other methods. I can't wait for her next book, The Complete Idiots Guide to Herbal Remedies - I know that between the two of them that I'll be able to maintain my health and heal myself naturally when I'm not quite right.
I promise you will learn much more than you expect and have fun too!
PS. Reflexology is GREAT DURING DATES to break the ice!!!! (just be sure to read page 6 before you ask your date for a treatment ;-)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By George Dominguez on March 12, 2000
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This should be the first book on Reflexology you pick up, it is packed full of information and very entertaining to read. Frankie's writing style is professional, yet personal too. This book has everything you need to know about Reflexology, and a great resource link that I have used extensively.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By creativedawn on October 14, 2001
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This book really gives details on how to help yourself & others with basic reflexology techniques. Specifics of each area of the body are covered, how to watch for problems & ways to fix them. For example, ways to deal with symptoms for PMS, back problems, motion sickness, allergies & asthma. Uses of other related items like aromatherapy lotions & oils, reflexology tools & nutritional supplements. It also covers fun stuff like figuring personalities by checking out people's feet. :)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A. Carnahan on March 26, 2004
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This book is PERFECT for those just starting out in Reflexology. This book is informative, funny and extremely detailed! The books goes into much detail on all the different body systems and how everything is connected. The only thing I didn't like was that you have to read alot before you can actually start practicing reflexology. There is a part that I really enjoyed that gives you info on how to tell a person's personality by looking at their feet. :D Lots of humor and fun stuff that will make you want to keep reading until you finish. I read half of the book in the first day. You'll like it!!! :)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 4, 1999
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I really enjoyed this book. It was informative and most importantly fun. It is filled with lots of info for the beginner. Almost every topic from history to ticklishness ( ha ha ) is covered with a great blend of wit, wisdom and honesty.My girlfriend and I were able too pick it up very easily and we both highly recommend this book for anyone slightly interested in any aspect of reflexology.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 5, 1999
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The wholesome and down to earth approach of the author has captured the real magic of reflexology in this delightful and informative guide! I am extremely impressed with the thoroughness and the integrity the book maintains while supplying the reader with a heartfelt philosophy and humor that is both fun to read and easy to comprehend!!Worth every penny!!!
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