A pioneer

Dr. Martine Faure-Alderson’s passion for Reflexology and her tireless work to discover more and more avenues into the connection of mental, emotional and physical, the way they interact and how to modify the imbalance and disharmony between the Three Levels of Man drove her to discover the extraordinary power of combining Cranial Osteopathy and Cranio-Sacral Therapy into Reflexology.

Biography of Martine

In 1967, while at the Osteopathic College, Dr. Faure-Alderson came across reflexology at a lecture by Doreen Bayly, and became Doreen Bayly’s student and traveled with her as her assistant throughout Europe.

Dr. Faure-Alderson set up the RTTFA School of Reflexology in Paris in 1974. 

She is the founder of Cranio-Sacral Reflexology (CSR) and in this groundbreaking work has taken reflexology to a new level through the integration of osteopathy, cranio-sacral therapy and reflexology. It took her many years to develop and teach what is now known as Cranio-Sacral Reflexology (CSR). Over the years she developed new protocols which include the Cranio-Sacral, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Hormonal protocols, and are now part of the 2nd Year Diploma (Post Graduate) Course.

Dr.  Faure-Alderson was the overseer of a world-wide research project on the effect of reflexology on cancer patients in hospitals. 

In 2007 she was awarded the Crystal Globe for ‘Research Work’ for this research project at the ICR conference in Cairns, Australia.

In 2010 in London, she founded the CSRI Academy of Excellence to promote and protect the concept of Cranio-Sacral Reflexology; to provide training and support to practitioners of CSR, who initially become students of the organization and then go on to be practicing members. Courses through CSRI Academy of Excellence are taught by qualified and licensed teachers all over the world.

Dr. Faure-Alderson continued to lecture Cranio-Sacral Reflexology (CSR) around the world, and carried on developing new courses and protocols including Cranio-Sacral Hand Reflexology, Bones of the Face in Reflexology and the Autonomic Nervous System.  

Her latest works centered on the effect of reflexology on the emotional brain and the dysfunctions of the lobes of the brain, alongside whiplash injuries and their effect on the physical, emotional and mental levels of man.

In 2006, her book Total Reflexology (Feet) was published in French and has been translated into English and German. 

In 2014, Total Reflexology (Hand) was published in French and later translated into English. Dr. Faure-Alderson’s last book, The Brain was published in French in 2018.  

She has spoken at numerous international reflexology conferences, including RAA at Santa Fe in 2014, RiEN at Brussels in 2016 and RAC at Montreal in 2017. 

Dr. Faure-Alderson was a nominee for European Women of the Year in 1999 and in 2000 for her charity work FARA for orphaned children in Romania.   

Dr. Faure-Alderson was inducted onto the ICR Hall of Fame in 2018.  

She passed away April 2019. 

Her legacy will be carried on by all her students and teachers around the world.