Some of the techniques call upon the body’s reflex zones. Among others, the hands and feet represent an authentic cartography of the body. There are foot reflexology, palm reflexology and facial reflexology. The latter is called Dien Chan.
Dien Chan is a recent Vietnamese facial reflexology (created by Professor Bui Quoc Chau in the 1980s). Etymologically, the name comes from the words Dien (meaning “representation”) and Chan (“truth, analysis, observation”).
Most of the time, tools such as detectors and rakes are used without forgetting the hands. This method helps to prevent and treat common ailments such as joint pain, stress and anxiety management, headaches, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances and addictions.
I am also self-taught, and Dien Chan is one of the techniques I have learned on my own, with the help of books dealing with the subject in depth. During my time at the Hong Kong School of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Wah Har College Limited), I had all the techniques I had worked on and tested on myself validated with a Dien Chan teacher. I graduated on November 11, 2005.
When I practice my HoliFitness® massage, I am aware of the intention in my gesture, beyond the skin and the muscle, to work on the meridians and the reflex zones used in Dien Chan.