Vertical Reflex Therapy (VRT) is a relatively new form of reflexology that is applied to the weight-bearing feet for a few minutes before the conventional reflexology treatment. It was developed by Lynne Booth and is now taught and practiced all over the world.
Why is VRT so effective?
When the client is passive or reclining the nerves in the hands and feet remain desensitised but those same nerves become sensitised when the client is standing or weight bearing or when the hands are pressed down on a flat surface.
The general premise of reflexology is that the reflexes in the hands and feet can be triggered to send a message to a specific organ or gland in the body which will help to trigger a healing response. These reflexes are accessed more deeply when the client is standing and weight bearing.