Becoming a self-taught Reflexologist, Father
Josef first cured himself and began to share the knowledge with his friends
and parishioners with great success. And for the past 25 years he has gradually
developed his own variations on the known techniques judging their value solely
by the results, which were obtained. For nearly 20 years he has promoted the
healing benefits of Reflexology on television in Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong and
other Pacific Rim countries.
Father Josef has also taught Reflexology
to blind and handicapped people in Taiwan assisting them in finding an ethical
means to support themselves. Since Reflexology is highly sensitive to touch
and intuitive feel, he feels their natural handicap can also become a significant
He is the author of a popular book "Reflexology-Health
Method" (available only in Chinese) and has produced several videocassettes
(one in English) "The Key to Good Health".
Father Josef successfully taught his method
in Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Bolivia.
In 1992, he received a Doctorate degree from Medicina Alternativa Institute
of World Health Organization, (WHO). It is estimated that by now, remarkably
he has trained 10,000 students worldwide.
Father Josef was a keynote speaker at the
7th International Council of Reflexology Conference in Hawaii in
1999, where he received The International Humanitarian Award, recognizing his
many years dedicated to promoting Reflexology, helping thousands to regain their
health or receive training in a healing profession, capable of supporting themselves
for life. He was invited back for the 2000 American National Conference held
in San Diego, where he shared his method with some 100 attending practitioners.
On December 20th, 1999 more
than 200 Representatives from Taiwan and throughout the Far East joined the
annual conference of the Reflexology Association of Taiwan to celebrate Father
Josef's 60th birthday. In his greeting address, The Republic of
Taiwan's Premiers Hsiao Wan Chang, who attended the conference, expressed his
"Gratitude and admiration for the tremendous work Father Josef has done for
Taiwan and the Far East in such a short time."
In December 2001 Fr. Josef has published his memoirs (biography) in Chinese,
with the title "Contentment brings happiness". The content of the book is
rich of life experiences and also tells the story how his reflexology method
conquered the whole Far East and beyond.
Besides, together with Dr. Eugene Cheng (former Chairman of Foot Reflexology Association of
Taiwan) he published the book: "Fr. Josef's New Foot Health
Method". With the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang it is much easier to give a
convincing explanation of why and how reflexology works. With more then 200 illustrations the
book quickly became a bestseller in Taiwan with the future plans of
translating it into Japanese, Korean and English.