Sougia is reached from Chania by car in 2 hours or by ferry boats from PalaiochoraAgia RoumeliLoutro and Hora Sfakion. Although it is not one of the larger towns of the province of Selino, Sougia is interesting to the tourist, providing a beach, walkways, mountains and interesting remains of an ancient city and old Byzantine churches. Sougia has some tourist services, such as small hotels, rooms to rent and a few taverns, cafes and bars. Sougia was the ancient city of Syia, a harbour of Elyros. In the village church, an important basilica of the Byzantine era, was found a beautiful mosaic, now exposed in Chania’s Archeological Museum. In 1943, during German occupation, Germans razed the villages Livadas, Moni and Koustogerako, by way of reprisal for local partisan actions. Legends also suggest that the Cyclops in Odysseus’ adventure lived in Sougia.

Participatory Reflexology

 Professional Reflexologist
Use of modern reflexology techniques :
  • Su Jok Therapy
  • Hippocrates and Chinese Meridians Techniques
  • Participatory Reflexology (inventor of the technique)
  • Mouth Therapy (inventor of the technique)


.A session of Participatory Reflexology implements the evolution of Traditional Reflexology in the 21st century   and focuses on the effort to urge the mind of the sufferer to recognize and bring in this instinctive knowledge of self-healing that has started to abdicate from the baby, already, phase of life.
It is a collaborative technique. It is termed < Pa.RE> because the sufferer also participates to the healing process, to the extent, that during the session he realizes the problem and decides to activate, through breath ,the forgotten memories of SELF-HEALING which exist  inside him, as in all of us as well.
The instinct of self-healing, because of the Western culture and education that we accept, has essentially disappeared. And it has been replaced by the sense of balance.
However, when you exchange something intuitive with a manageable ,by the system, feeling, it (the system) pushes you endlessly to find the balance only through consumption.
Consumption, as a feeling, is based on the principle of <False Sexuality>** ((ΨΔΣ) which distorts the instinct of torsion – the body’s self-healing-in a feeling of distorted imbalance.
The < Participatory Reflexology> works throughout the body, to achieve the desired outcome. And always uses like startup, the technique of < podiatry >,which is the analysis of an individual’s character focusing mainly on the shape of the toes and of the limb generally. This technique may demonstrate the trends that in the course of life evolve into physical and psychological distortions.   And then it uses combinations of several  techniques of toe-pressure(traditional Reflexology, Ippokratic and Chinese meridians, ear-reflexology, Su-jok,) and personal therapeutic protocols developed and perfected continuously, through continuous research based on a completely new theoretical-philosophical approach (that of False-Sexuality) which concerns trends that create all sorts of imbalances in the body. And of course endless, more than 20 years, internships.
When 20 years ago I started my search on the human suffering and how I could relieve it I couldn’t imagine where this whole research would lead me.
When I decided to go to the school of Reflexology in Athens, a new world began to open in front of me. Admittedly, this was liberating in the sense that it helped me get therapeutic knowledge, but also to overcome the fear of liability of touching a body that needs help and trying to give a solution. On the other hand, something already had begun to revolt within me in a sense that the whole process of learning that I was getting admittedly had a beginning, middle and end, which for the system of reflexology was the wanted, unless you were looking for something more, a perfect < suit >.And from my point of view of what treatment is, this <suit> felt very tight and uncomfortable on me.
So by the second year of school I started using both my hands working simultaneously and concurrently in both legs of my classmates. Of course, there have been reactions from the side of my teachers, and well done, because they had to secure an entire system that gave, slowly, but clear results. I don’t blame them; but I had the possibility, due to the great experience with climbing, to compare the whole situation with the path of a climber in the mountains…
My course before the school resembled with that of a mountaineer who walks on the mountain without compass, only by intuition, and with the appearance of the mist, ‘ either stopped or continued and got lost in the end.
The technique of reflexology, on the other hand, is like the climber has a compass but may not have full knowledge of its use.
But here’s the difference between < Tr.Re> and <Pa.Re>. The first is like trying to orientate aiming only at one point somewhere away from you, probably a summit you want to end up to. This certainly gives you the sense of direction that you must follow but in no way does it help you understand exactly where you are in relation to the objective and of course again it is not sure whether you are going straight or  just somewhat parallel.
But the <Pa.Re>. is like the climber to have full knowledge of the use of the compass using at least two orientation points every time, so to always be aware where exactly to find himself but also to where he should go, what his precise aim is in short.
The same happens with the human mind. Sending two or more signals simultaneously from the feet to the brain it (the brain) understands where exactly one of the two parallel signals is stuck, because it has been trained through the system of False Sexuality in a persistent chasing of balance and rushes to fix the problem (imbalance).
The technique of < Pa.Re> does not cure!!!  Simply it has the power to demonstrate, very quickly, in the brain of the sufferer where exactly the imbalance in the body is and the brain decides if it will fix the problem and how quickly.
And I say this because there are many who prefer to suffer any consequences in their lives from a disease, rather than repair it, and lose the theatre control which  the particular illness enables them to have (subconsciously a degree of power as well) in everyone around them.
At the beginning of the 19th century when the < Tr.Re> had started to become known, in order to send a letter from Greece to America, it took maybe 4-5 months to arrive and get a reply. Now with the Internet you just need a couple of minutes. And this is the difference in practice between < Tr.Re> and <Pa.Re>.!!!
When intractable problems such as: tinnitus, premature menopause, tachycardia, strabismus, pains in the waist and neck pain, sciatica, sinusitis, sexual frigidity and many others find a solution within a few sessions, then we are just talking about the corresponding speed of the Internet in the field of treatments.
It is ideal for chronic intractable problems such as discharge of traumatic memories and memories of guilt because of abuse of any form and degree of intensity. Also, muscle intolerances of every kind and form. Every kind and degree of sprain joints, like cervical traumas and waist. Unlike the common belief (Let it < cool > first) I prefer to work these kinds of injuries <warm>even before the brain admits the inevitability of injury.
Chronic pain of known or unknown cause, migraines, aggressive or catatonic behaviors (If you are on medical treatment you must declare it) as well as anorectic or bulimic syndromes. Chronic problems such as anxiety and burnout < syndromes>. Children of any age are accepted as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
**The definition of <False Sexuality>(In the sense that the final objective ,almost,of the every human behavior is SEX)  is  determined as anything that creates a state of waiting in humans.
Situations that create < False Sexuality> are smoking, electronic and traditional drugs, alcohol, consumerism, tattoos and porn sites.
In all the above situations there is the social unconscious alibi, (((any physical movements create in human body. ))) But in essence they imprison it because they only allow half move so they do not release it. They take it (the body) to a certain point and then they put it on hold. But because life runs, an unconscious depression is created inside the body which   ,for a final destination, in terms of organs ,focuses on the tongue, anus, uterus and prostate. The < Pa.Re > supports the big internal rivalry (which is artificial, therefore up to a point reversible) which prevails in everyday life by inciting to the fullest the split of personalities.
This division is bounded by the degree of intensity of internal dialogue that each individual nurtures inside him.
The False Sexuality raises defenses all around this demarcation.
On the one hand, the system pushes to consumption of highly toxic and addictive substances and on the other hand, any substances you consume virtually put you in a standby mode.
Years pass, life progresses endlessly, but the wait in which we voluntarily put ourselves-and we pay for it (the waiting) by consuming-keeps us back and as a result, this time disharmony creates a permanently unconscious depression, which is natural over the years to be translated into physical illnesses.


What is reflexology? Reflexology is the application of appropriate pressure to specific points and areas on the feet, hands, or ears. Reflexologists believe that these areas and reflex points correspond to different body organs and systems, and that pressing them has a beneficial effect on the organs and person’s general health. For example, reflexology holds that a specific spot in the arch of the foot corresponds to the bladder point. When a reflexology practitioner uses thumbs or fingers to apply appropriate pressure to this area, it affects bladder functioning. Although reflexology is not used to diagnose or cure health disorders, millions of people around the world use it to complement other treatments when addressing conditions like anxiety, asthma, cancer treatment, cardiovascular issues, diabetes, headaches, kidney function, PMS, and sinusitis. Reflexology is growing increasingly popular across Europe and Asia as both a complement to other treatments and as a preventive measure. One example is Denmark, where various municipalities and companies have employed reflexologists since the early ’90s. According to several studies, this practice in Denmark has resulted in reduced sick leave and absenteeism (and significant economic savings for the employers). Employees have consistently reported complete or partial improvement in conditions where they sought reflexologists’ help and even relief for additional problems related to stress. In one municipal district, almost one-third of the employees reported greater satisfaction with their jobs after completing six sessions with a reflexologist. Please share your thoughts so we can improve this website!

Where are the reflexology points and areas?

In reflexology theory, points and areas on the feet, hands, and ears correspond to specific organs, bones and body systems. Practitioners access these points on the feet and hands (bottom, sides, and top) and the ear (both inside as far as the finger can reach and outside) to affect organs and systems throughout the entire body. Maps of reflex points have been passed between practitioners across the globe. Understandably, there is not agreement among all reflexologists on all points; however, general agreement does exist on major reflex points. Some scientific documentation of linkages between the skin and internal organs also exists. To represent how the body systems correspond to one another, reflexologists use reflexology “maps.” A good example of a reflexology map exists for the feet. Each foot represents a vertical half of the body:

  • refloxology chartThe left foot corresponds to the left side of the body and all organs, valves, etc. found there.
  • The right foot corresponds to the right side of the body and all organs found there. For example, the liver is on the right side of the body, and therefore the corresponding reflex area is on the right foot.

The illustration to the right shows a reflexology map for the feet. A reflexologist may perform a general, integrated session, or may focus on specific problem areas on the feet, hands or ears. For example, if time is limited and the person really needs to relax, the reflexologist may choose just to work on the ears. Whatever the specific technique, reflexology  theory holds that the practitioner is working to release congestion or stress in the nervous system and balance the body’s energy. (Reference = http://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/explore-healing-practices/reflexology)

What is Reflexology An example of a reflexology chart, demonstrating the areas of the feet that practitioners believe correspond with organs in the “zones” of the body. An example of a reflexology chart of the Hand, demonstrating the areas of the hand that practitioners believe correspond with organs in the “zones” of the body. Reflexology is one of the most used alternative therapies in Denmark. A national survey from 2005 showed that 21.4% of the Danish population had used reflexology at some point in life and 6.1% had used reflexology within the previous year. A study from Norway showed that 5.6% of the Norwegian population in 2007 had used reflexology within the last 12 months.

“A reflexology hypothesis of the Camuna civilization through the study of the ‘Astronauts’ wall”

During our 6th European RiEN a very interesting presentation took place. “A reflexology hypothesis of the Camuna civilization through the study of the “Astronauts’” wall” The presentation was from Carlo Ongaro member of FIRP http://www.firp.it/ e-mail:ongaro.carlo@libero.it The conference was held in the University of Limerick, Limerick City, Ireland on the 8th and 9th September 2006 Our hosts where the Irish Reflexologists’ Institute http://www.reflexology.ie/ and the Theme for the Conference was Alpha and Omega (The Begininning at the End). Follows Carlo’s Speech on the reflexology hypothesis of the Camuna civilization through the study of the “Astronauts’” wall. In Italian language here: http://www.firp.it/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=85 Proto-historical premise. The Camonica valley is one of the more impressive valleys that run perpendicular to the Po Valley,and during the glacial age it was entirely covered by huge mass of ice. Seventeen thousand years ago, the imposing glacier started to shrink, and the valley started take on the current hydrogeological conformation. Towards the end of the upper Paleolithic, approximately 13,000 years ago, the valley started to be covered with new vegetation, wild and luxuriant, thanks to the improved climate, thus creating an ideal environment for the habitat of a rich game. Consequently, man’s first appearance in the valley can be pinpointed during this phase, as he was driven onward by the relentless need to hunt. It was from this moment on that the ancient inhabitant felt the need to carve on the dark Tonalite and Diorite rock the first iconographic images, or the first rock carvings. Around 5000 B.C., an early patriarchal society was formed, organized hierarchically and markedly religious and spirituality. Subsequently, the first commercial contacts began with the European and Balkan populations, in addition to contacts with the people of the Italian peninsula. Analysis of the wall

The rock in question is located in an impracticable area, out of the reach of tourists. Although it is rich with carvings, most people are unaware of its existence. At present, only a few archeologists have attempted a vague interpretation of the images but, as they were not knowledgeable about reflexology and its history, they were unable to come up with a suitable explanation. It must be mentioned once again that this place is unique. In fact, out of more than 300,000 images that have been discovered (many of which repetitive), these images are not carved anywhere else. This puts the ancient and unknown author in a position of privilege and supremacy. There can be two figures of this caliber: one is the leader, the other the priest and/or doctor/shaman. In the first place, we need to understand that iconographic language is not an end to itself, but instead is rich in meaning. Each image carries concepts and thoughts with it; the figures etched in the stone must be considered as bona fide pages that highlight the reality, the credo and the beliefs of whoever carved them, once they are deciphered. What was once indelibly written on the hard stone was not used to describe in newspaper-style the everyday life of these people, but rather, as in a sacred ritual, it only served the author’s purpose. The natural world, sacredness, magic and medicine were considered as one: faces of the same medal. In the first image (figure 1) we can see how the author wants to express in some way the fact that man is “incorporated” into the foot: to us this is the first indication of a reference to reflexology. The spear, in all likelihood, indicates a prerogative of the Camuno man: without it man could not survive. The interpretative keystone comes from the second image (figure 2) located in the center of the wall, almost as if to steal the scene from all the others. As you can see, there are two footprints with a singular feature: they are carved in reverse, meaning that the big toe is on the outside and the little toe is on the inside. Certainly one is tempted to decipher this fact, however superficially, as a mistake. But carving into such a hard rock, obtaining a groove that was once much deeper than the one we see today using technologically primitive tools, required a much longer and thought out procedure compared to the painted image. Carving and the time it requires bring with it a very a descriptive will that is deterministic and marked. It is highly unlikely that the subject of one’s own thoughts and its logic would take a wrong path. Now, letting ourselves be ideally led by this will and wishing to reproduce this scene in an easier fashion on a sandy beach, we would have to not would be, we would also see that it would be quite impossible to walk since we would be offbalance. In short, the physiological function carried out by the feet is abolished. But if the feet no longer support and allow man to walk, than what do these footprints indicate? In our opinion, the ancient author could not have been clearer in the concept: the meaning is not to be found in physiology, but rather in logic: with man pictured inside and reversed, those feet will never be able to walk or provide support; they become two “reflexology” feet, used to cure and heal man. A bit farther away a third image stands out (figure 3): in all likelihood, this image expresses deep

concepts that correlate the physical existence with the spiritual world and the reflexology aspects. The animals pictured here represent the physical existence: in fact, without them man could notive, and so carving into a rock the image of a fawn followed by tight and sharp curves that become wider, finishing the path with the hoofs of a mature animal can only mean the path of life. At the end, life is tough and difficult (tight and intricate curves with one full footprint and one empty footprint at the side), then, in the mature age, everything softens, the curves unravel and life becomes familiar with the reflected element (footprints with a carved man slightly touched by the line). Here we cannot fail to note how the concept of this existential line was taken up in a philosophical and poetic fashion by the ancient Greeks, who described the same line with one of the three Fates, Klotho, who spun the thread of life. Subsequently, the same thread exits the animal’s tail, gently but at a different angle, and literally disappears, just like the soul leaves the earthly existence and follows its journey… The last image (figure 4) of this extraordinary place shows some rather peculiar figures. In the foreground, there is a large globe with grooves in it, surrounded by three footprints, one full and the other two with half busts. Next to the globe, there is a lighted elliptical image, a little below another spherical figure. The temptation to interpret the large globe as the earth (and the internal lines would confirm this) is strong. In fact, those grooves may mean communication paths, roads, or they may simply confirm concreteness and materiality. If this were true, we would have to conclude that these ancient men, in addition to having knowledge of the terrestrial sphere (which in itself would have a bewildering meaning) were also great travelers. The problem arises from the fact that, if these indelible “pages” are proof of conceptual and symbolic elements, it is difficult to imagine a sort of a “page turning” and to give, point blank, a geological and/or geographic interpretation, unless this interpretation fits into the context of the aforementioned considerations. The footprints with the half busts may represent the becoming of an awareness of reflexology: a sort of a teaching that starts to establish itself in the author’s mind. Perhaps an ancient school, ante litteram, of foot reflexology!? In conclusion, we can suppose that ancient European populations were familiar with and practiced foot reflexology if these hypotheses, born out by at least part of the academic world, were real.


Dear Friends,

Come and enjoy a session of Participatory Reflexology with Sifi!
My technique is the adaptation and combination of standard reflexology with Su Jok and Hippocratic / Chinese Meridians through more than 20 years of research and practice to develop a participatory experience in which the body activates its self awareness and therefore begins the natural healing process.
The first stage is Foot Reading that analyses the shape of the foot in order to find the psychosomatic root and process of the complaint. This information can then provide a framework for individual treatment protocols which I have developed with the realistic goal of achieving a quick cure and a genuine improvement in quality of life.
Only one session has helped many clients with severe problems. For example who could believe that years of stress or pain could really be alleviated so quickly???!!!
Each session can be minimum 1 hour and 15 mins, 2 hours or more.
I treat children of all ages with parental consent and also can do couple sessions for relationship problems. Don’t hesitate to ask for more info at Lotos Cafe, just ask SIFI!!!
Phone: 00306973059691
EMAIL : sifispen@yahoo.gr