Reflexology Classes and Certifications
It is the goal of the Reflexology Department of the Northeast Holistic
Center to introduce reflexology in a manner that is understandable and
practical. By introducing the techniques of manipulation in an individually
supervised environment, the student is taught to easily identify proper
approaches to working on either the hands, feet or body. Class size is
limited to promote personal attention and clear understanding of the materials.
Through the progression of each class, the parts of the feet, hands or
body are introduced in relationship to the appropriate anatomical systems:
endocrine, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, central
nervous and reproductive. In this manner, the student has a better understanding
of the working of the body and how it functions. As the classes progress,
the student then develops an ability to explain simple health workouts
that the client can use to assist in their own healing/ stress reduction
We offer classes, lectures, and a certification course in reflexology.
Please visit our calendar for upcoming classes, or contact us for more information
or to schedule a lecture.
Completing the basic Reflexology
Certification will qualify the participant for another 25 additional
hours for advanced reflexology certification. Each class will presents disease,
disorders and advanced study in client evaluation to improve your practice.
These classes are open to Certified Reflexologists only (with proof
The NHC offers a reflexology lecture. Please visit our Natural Healthcare Lectures page for details.
The basic NHC Reflexology Certification
Program consists of twenty-four hours of classwork: Introduction
to Reflexology, Hand Reflexology and Body Reflexology. Each class consists
of intense supervised experiential work throughout. Included as part of
the certification process is one hundred hours of documented practicum
and self-study. To conclude the certification process, the student successfully
completes a written examination and a supervised interview and reflexology
treatment session observed and evaluated by their teacher. Classes in Advanced
Reflexology are also available on an on-going basis.
Reflexology 1: Feet
Explore the history of reflexology from ancient times to present
day advances. Find out how zone theory developed into the mapping out
of the body for present day reflexology and its referral zones.
Learn how to approach your perspective clients
and what makes a professional atmosphere for presenting yourself as a
practitioner. Find out easy ways of holding and working with your client's
feet so that you are both comfortable during the hour session. Work with
a simple technique that can tell you how sensitive your client's foot
is to your touch, so that you can give her a relaxing, nurturing session.
Experience the "thumb walk" and
the "pinch & twist" techniques of accessing the reflex points
in the feet.
Systematically learn about the different
anatomy systems, their basic functions and positions on the feet. Work
with appropriate techniques to stimulate these systems, and relaxing "desserts" that
aid the client in releasing stress and opening up the potential for healing.
By the end of the day, you have learned all the major anatomy systems
and know basic techniques to work with them.
Your practical home study is working with your own personal approach to
foot reflexology, creating your own foot reflexology charts and working
with three clients for three separate sessions each, documenting your work
in a professional manner. You then submit your completed work to the NHC
and become eligible to take Hand Reflexology.
Reflexology 2: Hands
Prerequisite: Completion of Reflexology 1: Feet
The class starts with a relaxing reflexology
session by your partner for the day, and then you return the pleasant
experience. Individual supervision will assist you to refine your techniques
or ask any questions that you may have had since the first class. New
relaxing "desserts" are
the first experiential work of the day. An expansion of your repertoire
of techniques for working the reflex points of the feet is explored.
Work with some of the finer reflex points often ignored by many foot
reflexology books. All reflex points and desserts learned in foot reflexology
classes are reviewed in detailed charts received in class.
The similarity between hand and foot reflex
points is now investigated between through reflexology charts and hands-on
experience. All the techniques learned for the foot are now translated
into use on the hands. Ways of using the relaxing "desserts" are
experienced when working with the hands.
As you will have learned in the introductory class that reflexology is
never used as a diagnostic tool, or as a primary means of treating disease,
you will be instructed in some typical patterns for working with disorders
that can assist you or can be suggested to your client as a health workout.
The practical home study for this section of reflexology certification
is to submit to the Northeast Holistic Center documented sessions on seven
clients, with three sessions each - one feet and two hands sessions for
each client, in order to be eligible for Body Reflexology.
Reflexology 3: Body
Prerequisite: Completion of Reflexology 1: Feet, and 2: Hands
A review of hand reflexology starts the day's
experiential work for the class. Suggested workouts for common disorders
are the next part of review of the reflex points on both hands and feet.
Suggestions and limitations on working with the elderly & children
are a part of the day's discussions.
Next, you work with reflex points on the
body that can assist in the healing & stress
reduction process. Areas of the head, face, back, legs, chest & ears
are worked with during the class. These are all means of working
with your clients through the reflex points and assisting the body to open
blockages in the energy fields.
Once this third class is completed, home study working with thirteen clients
for three sessions each one on the feet, one on the body and one on the
hands for each client, as well as an evaluative written study of a Reflexology
book, will complete your work to apply for certification.
Reflexology 4: Exam
The final process is a supervised client interview and private session,
and written examination evaluated by your NHC Reflexology teacher.
For more information on Reflexology please contact
us or view our calendar.