We all have 31 pairs of spinal nerves that emerge from our spine and travel to every part of our
They all carry motor, sensory, and autonomic signals between the spinal cord and the
Compression of a spinal nerve route can cause interference in the nerve pathway. This can cause the
organ(s) or parts of the body that the pathway serves not to function properly. Causes of compression are various and can include injury, poor posture, infections and spinal disorders, such as
Referred pain occurs because some parts of the body are served by the same nerve routes, in these cases the nerve impulses that reach the
brain from one area may be misinterpreted as coming from another. Examples of this include pain in the foot or leg due to compression of the spinal nerves due to a disc prolapse, lower backache
can be referred pain from menstruation, and whiplash can cause pain in the wrist.
The theory behind spinal reflexology:
if organs are not functioning properly then it can affect the spinal nerve route and produce pain in
the spinal reflex
in cases of back pain and spasm, the specific vertebra that is causing the problem can often be
By using techniques specifically designed for advanced spinal reflexology these individual spinal
nerve routes can be opened to allow for correct functioning.
(from L Keet, 2017, Principal of the
London School of Reflexology)
A professional dietician was suffering from digestive problems. During spinal reflexology, scoliosis (a
sideways curve of the spine), was identified which appeared to be causing compression on Lumbar vertebrae 1. Using spinal reflexology on L1 and the intestines, the part of the body that L1
serves, there was a real difference to her ISB and her life. Additionally, her absorption of nutrients increased and she became pregnant. The client put this down to
A client had suffered a back injury in a car accident. Shortly afterwards, he started experiencing
depression for the first time in his life. By using spinal reflexology, it was found that there was compression in T9, this serves the adrenal gland. By using reflexology techniques on
the gland and T9 the depression lifted.
A 26 year old woman who had a history of miscarriages wanted to become pregnant. She had no aches and
pains and a healthy. During treatment, spinal nerve route L3 was found to be sensitive, and discussion showed that 7 years prior she had had a riding accident. Treatment focused on L3,
the route for uterus and ovaries, related reflexes and balancing the hormone system. The approach worked and she became pregnant.