- Therapeutic Reflexology Level I
- Jul 28, 2012 - Jul 29, 2012 9:00am - 4:00pm
- A Better You Day Spa - Chattanooga
- Continuing Classes and Programs
Well-educated consumers demand more than just a foot rub…
Reflexology is an established holistic modality that is non-invasive and supports the body's ability to balance and restore health. Deep relaxation is central to the appeal and effectiveness of reflexology, but tension relief is only the beginning of what a knowledgeable therapist can provide. Reflexology is a very unique service. In the confident hands of a trained professional, it promotes detoxification, hormonal balance, lymphatic flow, blood circulation, quicker healing, mental alertness, improved sleep patterns, and enhanced response to massage, chiropractic adjustments and other forms of bodywork.
This course, specifically designed for massage therapists, introduces modern foot reflexology based on the traditional Ingham Method originated by the mother of reflexology, Eunice Ingham. Level I covers: the scope of reflexology, history and theories, benefits, contraindications and possible effects, the foot mapping system, thumb-walking and basic relaxation techniques, and proper hand placement for implementing these techniques. Participants receive hands-on instruction and perform supervised practice with partners.
Learn the history of reflexology and key people in its history
Determine the underlying theories supporting reflexology
Distinguish the characteristics of reflexology and contrast it to massage
Identify cautions, considerations and contraindications
Understand the possible physical and emotional responses to reflexology
Learn the proper technique for basic thumb and finger walking
Practice nine (9) relaxation techniques
Locate the body’s reflexes on the feet using the foot mapping system
Use proper body mechanics, hand placement and leverage to avoid thumb and hand injuries
Perform a 50 minute reflexology session on the feet that incorporates nine relaxation techniques and thumb-walking the reflexes of the entire foot
Levels II and III
In Level II, students examine the anatomy of the foot, learn hand reflexology, identify reflexes associated with each muscle group, and discover direct and helper reflexes/protocols for specific conditions like arthritis, constipation, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, insomnia, kidney stones, migraines, and multiple sclerosis. Students receive hands-on instruction and perform supervised practice with partners.
Level III covers advanced techniques. Students also practice session fundamentals and documentation, learn reflexology business practices and basic foot assessment skills. Hands-on instruction and supervised practice with partners is included.
Course handouts included. Recommended text: Therapeutic Reflexology: A Step-by-Step Guide to Professional Competence (MyHealthProfessionsKit Series) by Paula Stone (includes DVD), ISBN-10: 013157924X
12 NCBTMB CEs provided
Cost: $175 (early bird discount available)
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- 2255 Center Street, Suite 102
On Center Street, off of Shallowford Road, between Victorian Gardens and Eye Ear Optical. Across the street is The Palms and Sonic. A Better You Day Spa is located in the brick complex at the end of the street on your right.
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