From the Waistline to the Sciatic Line
The waistline is the guideline in the center of the arch, as you discovered in the last segment of the session. The sciatic line is found in the top section of the heel bone. Look at the bottom of the foot; you are still on the right foot. The instep is shaped like an arch, with the waistline running through the center.
Trace the heel bone, which begins at the end of the arch and ends at the back of the foot. The heel is covered with protective connective tissue and muscle. This covering gives the heel the puffy, fatty feeling as you push on the bone. The sciatic line runs about a finger joint down from the beginning of the heel. Another way to picture the sciatic line is to draw an imaginary line from the bony protrusion of the anklebone down to the heel and across to the other side.
You now have two lines marking the section we will be working on. The waistline is one line and the sciatic line is another. Draw an imaginary line along the inside edge from waistline to the sciatic line and draw another on the outside edge. Again you have made a long rectangular box, which will contain many reflexes.
Another name for the sciatic line is the heel line. The term sciatic designates the area of the body where the imaginary line is drawn. The term heel line denotes the area of the foot where the line is drawn. Either one serves as a line of guidance and separation.