Hand and Ear Reflexology, like Foot Reflexology, are natural healing art modalities based on the principle that there are reflexes in the ears, hands and feet which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on the ears, hands and feet, Reflexology serves to relax tension, improve circulation and promote the natural function of the related areas in the body.
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. Whether working on the feet, hands, or ears, all reflex points are stimulated as the body is considered a whole unit. The pressure applied varies with each person. Treatments are approximately 30-45 minutes.
To become a certified Hand or Ear Reflexologist with the Reflexology Association of Canada (RAC), the student must be a Foot Reflexologist (either RAC Certified or having completed a course equivalent to RAC training) and a member of the RAC at the time of examination. Documentation must be submitted to the teacher prior to registration for screening if Foot training has been taken elsewhere. This documentation must be forwarded to RAC PCT Office prior to registration for approval except where the training completed has already been pre-approved by RAC, i.e. all organizations that are registered with the Reflexology Council of Ontario (RRCO) or private schools and/or associations/organizations that have applied for pre-approval status. All documentation will be kept on file at head office. Documentation will consist of:
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.
RAC course fees (subject to change) are as follows: $625 for each course (no taxes on courses). Must be certified in Foot Reflexology and a current member of RAC.