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Lower Leg and Ankle Health = Releasology Level 1, “You-Let-Go!”

Dorsiflexion---ShinThe Lower Leg has an anterior compartment-the zone on the front of the shin. The “shin-bone” is technically known as the “tibia.” There is not much on the medial side (inside) of the tibia, but there are three muscles on its front – tibialis anterior, extensor hallucis longus, extensor digitorum longus. These muscles lift the ankle and toes (dorsiflexion).

Descending along the fibula (the lateral, lower leg bone)there are three muscles that cross the ankle

peroneus-muscles_optOn the back of the lower leg, between the tibia and fibula, there are three muscles – peroneus longus, peroneus brevis and peroneus tertius.  These muscles evert the foot (please don’t say pronate) We haven’t even mentioned the Achilles tendon yet!

The Achilles tendonCalf-Muscles is a confluence tendon for the two largest muscles of the calf – the gastrocnemius and soleus. The soleus only comes from the back of the tibia, and somewhat resembles a “sole fish,” (its namesake). The gastrocnemius crosses the back of the knee from its origin at the condyles of the femur, so it only hurts from spasm, usually, when the knee is straight. And, the soleus will hurt from spasm regardless of knee position, but both are prone to pain (when in spasm) if the ankle is doors-flexed.


To attend this class, please click “Learn Releasology,” and “Register For This Class,” above. Students can register at class, but it can delay getting started with the rest of the class if there are delays.

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Foot Health

Today, we learn about the muscles of the foot. We have divided the foot into 5 zones. To achieve health of the foot, the muscles of each zone should be palpated to test for spasm. Then, each foot muscle in spasm should be released. Use the illustrations below to see where each zone is, and then palpate the muscles to begin the process of releasing them. Of course, the muscles in each zone are the cause of pain, in each zone. To restore health to the foot, complete this process for a class partner, and have them do the same for you. This class does not delve into the reflex points found in the foot, how they connect to the body through nadis, etc, this class is focused on the anatomy of the foot, so students can have a deep understanding of both aspects of the foot: reflexology and basic anatomy.

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Zone 1:

  1. Extensor Digitorum Longus (t.)
  2. Extensor Digitorum Brevis
  3. Extensor Hallucis Longus (t.)
  4. Extensor Hallucis Brevis

Zone 2:

  1. Abductor Digiti Minimi

Zone 3:

  1. Abductor Hallucis Longus/Brevis

Zone 4:

  1. Quadratus Plantae
  2. 3 tendons (FDL, FHL, TP)


Zone 5:

  1. Adductor Hallucis
  2. Lumbricals

Plantar Interossei

Dorsal Interossei

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Prana map reflection on the feet – Releasology-Reflexology!

Welcome back! We start over again from the beginning with this upcoming class! We work our way from the ground to the sky in the next 7 weeks! The first class is, this coming Tuesday, July 18, from 7:30 to 9:30, will cover the reflex zones of the feet. The energy map of the body is mirrored on the feet. When pain, or dysfunction, occurs in the body, it can be found on the feet as a point of pain – a spot that is unusually painful to press on. By releasing these points, in our Releasology Yang/Yin way, the point on the foot will release and the organ, muscle, or basically the associated body area, will simultaneously begin to relax, feel better and pain melts away in the body! All of this by releasing the corresponding point on the feet.

Return to this post after the class to see the new videos of us in the class! Foot hygiene is more important in this class than any other! See you on Tuesday!

Click this link to see the Reflexology lesson!

Click anywhere on the mandala below and journey into the Element and Channel associated with where you clicked:

The image below shows the internal organs, and muscular system (in a distorted fashion) layered over the plantar aspect of the feet. The position of the organs and muscular system is incredibly accurate as far as real associations. The explanation for these associations can be found in the muscular chains that run through the body. A tendon attaching to a toe in the foot can come from the lower leg, and that muscle can contain contiguous fibers from muscles in the thigh and hip. And, so on, they say, as contiguous fibers arrive and attach directly to the organs and zones of the body to which they are associated in this chart because contiguous fibers running through muscle chains of synergists can explain most of this phenomenon. This chart makes it easy.

Cross-fiber palpate

Small Circle Palpation

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Communicate with Partner to receive feedback on the change in state of the associated body part you are working on while you work on the point for that body part on their foot.



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Introduction To Chi, Prana and Reflex Zones Class

Welcome back! We have a lot of updates! We will be looking for a new venue! Classes are growing! We now have 3 Levels of Releasology classes.

Level 1 will be held on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 to 9:30 – beginning 7/11/17.

Level 2 will be held on Sundays, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm – beginning 7/16/17.

Level 3 is now an option too – you will need a night, or weekend shift, per week, to practice, at least, one real pain relief treatment, pet week. Also, you will need to locate a venue, and begin teaching a small Releasology, Level 1 class. This combination of activities is the only way to provide the rich learning environment needed to produce real “Healers.”

Level 3 training means, you teach a weekly class and you perform, at least, one Releasology treatment per week. By performing treatments and classes for all 18 Releasology Topics, you qualify to take a final exam with Royal.

Once you complete level 3, you qualify to:

  1. Teach a Releasology class,
  2. Certify Releasology instructors,
  3. Perform Releasology treatments
  4. Attend Releasology mastery classes, e.g, Anatomy Mastery, 5 Elements Mastery and other advanced Releasology topics!

Class returns from a two week break! I hope everyone had a fun, and safe, 4th of July!

We will follow the new curriculum outline, posted on the “Learn to Heal” page, going forward. We start this coming week, at the beginning – Foot Reflexology – Prana Reflex Zones on the Feet

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June 13th Class Video: Healing Abdominal Pain

Healing Abdominal Paindiaphragm-anterior-with-lungsopen-thorax

  • diaphragm (upper abdominal region)
    • difficulty breathing
    • stomach
    • heartburn
    • acid-reflux
    • hiccups
    • liver function
    • gall-bladder function


  • abdominal muscles (general abdomen)Abdominal Muscles_opt
    • small intestine function
      • indigestion
    • large intestine function
      • constipation
      • pollups





  • psoas major (lower abdominal region/inguinal)Psoas-Major
    • sigmoid colon
    • ovary
    • ovarian cysts
    • menstruation
    • low back pain