M,male age 9 had attention and focus issues at school. M was a very bright young boy but constantly needed to be reminded to pay attention to the current task. It did not take much for M to think of other things or talk to his neighbor and forget what the teacher had asked them to do. An evaluation prior to our 10 sessions stated that he could not follow many instructions if they were only given orally – M needed both visual and oral in order to achieve success with following directions.
From the onset, M’s teacher noticed an improvement in his attention span. Instead of reminding M to get back to the task every minute, it was about every 10 minutes. After 10 sessions of Facial Reflexology, M’s teacher offered her observations below;
“I saw a lot of changes in how he approached the work in class. Where he often would get stuck with page layout and writing in his main lesson book, during the time he was doing the facial reflexology, he not only was getting his main lesson book work done regularly and with a much better sense of organizing his work on the page, but was even on one occasion, going above and beyond, wanting to write a rough draft of a long story all himself with no help.
During singing and morning speech work, for the three plus years prior to the facial reflexology work, he would often be dreaming away when the group was singing or speaking, only chiming in sporadically and at times seemingly unaware he was not doing what the rest of the group was doing. Since doing the reflexology work, I noticed a dramatic change in his participation in this respect, singing entire songs, and loudly enough that I could actually hear his voice (which I could hear at times was not on key - being more a speaking low monotone - but nonetheless trying to do the melody). He was even able to hold a part in a round when he did not have any other one near him singing the same thing - something that would have been unthinkable previous to the Facial reflexology work.
On the purely physical side, I noticed improvement in his usual slack jaw, slightly open mouth expression to one that was more toned with mouth close and a smile on his face.
It was definitely a noticeable and dramatic change from this work (and that is saying a lot since he has had other work and support that did not seem to make any drastic difference) - this work did.
The only thing I would add, is that since the therapy ended, he has slowly begun to revert back to some of the previous seen issues (tuning in and out of singing and speech work) yet he has not lost all his gains he made.”
Note: I worked on this boy while I spent 2 months in Tuscon AZ in 2014 & was unable to continue his treatment.
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