Reflexology is the study of reflexes. Reflexology therapies are natural therapeutic methods derived from this study based on the principle that there are reflexes in the body that map neurologically to other parts, glands and organs of the body.
Through application of pressure on these reflexes, reflexology therapy can:
The most common applications of reflexology map the whole body to reflexes found in specific areas like the feet, hands or ears.
Both client and Reflexologist must be positioned comfortably to ensure maximum relaxation. A Reflexologist will usually work on the bare feet, but if this is not possible, the treatment can be given on the hands or ears. Beginning with the right foot, all reflex points on both feet are stimulated as the body is considered as a whole system. The pressure applied varies with each person. Treatments last approximately 45-60 minutes.
Comprehensive training in the theory and practice of Reflexology is available from independent teachers who have been licenced by the Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC). Training is arranged in three levels, as follows:
Level 1 — Attend the 3 full days of training and learn the basics of foot reflexology for a fee of $870.
Level 2 — If you wish to continue on and complete the Home Study Guide and take the Written Exam (passing mark 80%), the additional fee is $85.
Level 3 — If you wish to become a professional reflexologist, you would then complete 50 practical reflexology sessions and pass a practical exam (passing mark 80%.) The cost of this level is an additional fee of $440.
The Reflexology Association of Canada is a federally chartered nonprofit association formed in 1976 with members from coast to coast. The prime objectives are to set and maintain high standards among practicing Reflexologists, to promote the advancement of quality training, examination and certification, to share ideas, and to develop an effective referral system across North America.
To receive the RCRT designation and/or to obtain liability insurance as a student practitioner, you must pay the following additional fees directly to the association: