Would you like to learn Reflexology?
Learn how you can help yourself and others with ancient and modern techniques of Reflexology. This modality is practiced around the world, used in hospitals, holistic centers, and recommended by high-profile medical doctors such as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Bernie Siegel.
Reflexology is a natural therapy that has been utilized for centuries by many ancient cultures. In the early twentieth century, an American doctor traveling in Europe encountered zone therapy, a component of modern-day Reflexology. Zone therapy had been in use for centuries. This traveling doctor returned to the United States bringing back with him this zone therapy, which he utilized on patients for pain reduction. He shared his discovery with the public and others in the healthcare world. Another doctor, who found this therapy useful, further developed foot maps and application techniques. A pioneer physical therapist that worked with “Reflex Zone Therapy of the Feet, “ carried out years of study and careful observation. She discovered that through the application of specific hand techniques to the feet that there was more than just pain reduction but a whole-body balancing. She traveled across the US and Canada and wrote several self-help books. Today, Reflexology is practiced around the world. There are many associations representing the field as well as continued research. Theories of how this wonderful therapy works are many. One key point is that Reflexology helps reduce the effects of stress. By reducing stress, many health issues diminish or disappear.
Reflexology is unique in the health world. Its purpose is not to diagnose or prescribe a medical disorder, but to promote overall homeostatic balance and relaxation. The reflexology recipient also is made more aware of their own well-being and health.
Reflexology is not a massage where the focus is on the entire musculoskeletal system but uses special hand and finger techniques for the foot, hand, face, and ear. The focus is on reflex areas and zones that “reflect” the entire body. The use of alternating pressure with specific Reflexology techniques have an overall balancing effect on the body, mind, and spirit. The theory of Reflexology states that there are reflex areas on the feet, hands, face, and ears, which correlate to all organs and body parts. Hands-on application of specific techniques to these reflex points results in deep relaxation and a reduction of stress, causing a physiological change in the entire body, boosting the immune system and bringing the body back in balance.
A certified Reflexologist has many hours of training. Part of their training includes the study of the body's systems in-depth. Reflexology is easy to learn by anyone without prior bodywork experience. This is a wonderful holistic therapy addition for healthcare professionals such as nurses, massage therapists, chiropractors, reiki therapists and others in the holistic health field. This training offers useful knowledge for anyone looking for an alternative career or volunteering in a holistic environment, as well as a natural therapy to use for your family and friends.
Why Get Certified?
Reflexology is becoming more and more popular as a complementary therapy in the healthcare profession. Qualified, competent, professional Certified Reflexologists are being sought by the public and the healthcare industry. Becoming certified not only promotes the field of Reflexology but establishes that you have the credentials to offer competent, skilled Reflexology.
CERTIFIED REFLEXOLOGY TRAINING:
Train to be a Certified Reflexologist! This training course is designed to meet and exceed all of the course requirements of the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB), including 110 hours of classroom instruction as well as outside practice and homework. The course will fully prepare students to take the ARCB foot reflexology exam. It will include comprehensive foot reflexology teaching and practice as well as additional hours of introductory hand, face and ear reflexology. This training course is ideal for healthcare professionals already familiar with the systems of the human body but it is open to all. It will include all anatomy and physiology needed for certification. The first 22 hours of the course will also qualify for CEU's for Massage Therapists through the NCBTMB. In addition to classroom discussion and hands-on learning, the course will include guided clinic experience, through the development of reflexology session documentation, comprehensive digital handouts, five one-hour private tutorial sessions (to be scheduled outside of class time), and much more.
Please contact Debra if you are interested in learning Reflexology.
Debra Bernath, NY and NJ LMT, NCBTMB and ARCB certified
Licensed/Certified Bodyworker in both NY and NJ. A certified Reflexologist, and an experienced instructor. She has trained extensively for over 20 years in numerous massage therapy and bodywork modalities including Reflexology. The owner, Energy Pathways to Harmony in Maplewood, NJ. Debra has taught privately and at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Healing Hands Massage School, The Institute for Continuing Education and other learning institutions.