Reflexology

Certified Practitioner of Reflexology

Prerequisites:

ANAT   101      Anatomy

PHYS   101      Physiology

PTH      101      Pathology

3 classes, 6 credit hours

 

CLASS CODE    CLASS TITLE                                       

REFL 101         Introduction to Reflexology

REFL 201         Reflex Points 1

REFL 202         Reflex Points 2

REFL 301         Meridians, Techniques, and Contraindications

REFL 401         Reflexology Techniques and Client Relations

REFL 501         Practicing Reflexology

6 classes, 12 credit hours

 

Bachelors Degree in Reflexology

Prerequisites:

ANAT   101      Anatomy

PHYS   101      Physiology

PTH     101      Pathology

HH       101      Holistic Health and Hygiene

PTH     201      Human Pathology and Immunology

GYN     101      Gynecology and Obstetrics

ME       101      Medical Ethics and Medical Jurisprudence

7 classes, 14 credit hours

CLASS CODE    CLASS TITLE                                       

REFL 101         Introduction to Reflexology

REFL 201         Reflex Points 1

REFL 202         Reflex Points 2

REFL 301         Meridians, Techniques, and Contraindications

REFL 401         Reflexology Techniques and Client Relations

REFL 501         Practicing Reflexology

6 classes, 12 credit hours

One year of supervised clinical study

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

REFL 101                     Introduction to Reflexology

Students learn the history of reflexology including the origin of zone theory and its influence on contemporary reflexology, and then review basic principles regarding reflexology’s ability to activate the body’s innate healing potential. Students explore the role of the feet in overall health and examine a point map of bodily organs and systems to gain insight into the workings of reflexology.

REFL 201                     Reflex Points 1

Students learn to identify reflex points and understand the nature of nerve pathways in the feet and the flow of energy that communicates with the nervous system and corresponds to organs, glands and parts of the body. Stimulation of nerve pathways through thumb and finger walking techniques that enhance relaxation and improve blood flow are examined in detail.

REFL 202                     Reflex Points 2

Students continue their study of reflex points and learn specific correspondences between reflex points and parts of the body and how they relate to common ailments. Case studies are used to provide real life examples.

REFL 301                     Meridians, Techniques, and Contraindication

Students learn to recognize contraindications when reflexology must be used with caution or may be counterproductive, then engage in detailed study of the meridians of the leg and foot. Students acquire knowledge about hand and ear reflexology and explore the use of reflexology for pain, stress reduction and relaxation.

REFL 401                     Reflexology Techniques and Client Relations

Students review case studies to deepen their understanding of the most effective treatment options. Methods for integrating reflexology into a holistic understanding of client health through careful intake procedures including deep listening and empathy are reviewed, and then students explore options for integrating additional holistic healing tools such as aromatherapy into a reflexology practice.

REFL 501                     Practicing Reflexology

Legal regulations and issues relating to the practice of reflexology are discussed, and students learn the basic tools of office set-up and management systems for running a successful reflexology practice. Finally, self care for practitioners is stressed as essential for staying balanced and healthy while bringing healing to the community.