Reflexology is the art of applying pressure to the feet to alleviate symptoms in other parts of the body. Reflexology courses may lead to vocational certification. Usually, these courses are included in holistic health training programs, such as massage therapy.
Most reflexology classes include formal lectures about the practice of reflexology, but students must also spend a certain amount of hours practicing reflexology techniques. Very few states have licensing requirements specifically for reflexologists, although there are requirements for massage therapists.
Within reflexology courses, students can expect to learn about the following:
- Bodily systems
- The origins of reflexology
- Reflexology practices and theories
- Techniques used in reflexology
- Anatomy and physiology
- Ethics and business practices
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List of Courses
In this introductory class, students will discover the relationship between foot reflex points and other parts of the body, according to the theories of reflexology. Instructors will explain the practices of reflexology, including pressure techniques, reflex point anatomy, physiological effects, safety protocols, and best practices.
Building on the basics of reflexology, students will receive training on how to apply reflexology techniques to the art of giving a foot massage. The class will include some review of reflex points, reflexology theory, and massage techniques. Most of the class will be interactive and involve performing foot massages.
In this course, students will learn to blend foot reflexology and bodywork massage. Special attention is given to identifying muscle groups throughout the body and their connection to the feet. Students will practice reflexology massage techniques during class sessions.