300 Hour Reflexology Certificate Course

Study Reflexology with Amy Kreydin! Prepare for a rewarding career in the healing arts as a qualified Reflexologist.

This 300 Hour Reflexology Certificate Course uses a combination of lectures delivered via Zoom and in-person practicum classes in the Austin, Texas studio. This hybrid learning style makes studying Reflexology more accessible for folks traveling from out of town, and helps keep the program budget-friendly.

Kinesthetic, visual, and auditory learning tools are used to assist your exploration of this hands-on modality in a hybrid environment where lessons on anatomy and physiology are delivered online and then put into practice in the studio with demonstration and return-demonstration of techniques, reflex locations, and routines. Adult learners feel engaged physically, mentally, and energetically as they move through the learning units and prepare for graduation.

About Reflexology

Reflexology is a gentle bodywork modality that encourages the body towards homeostasis in all physical and energetic systems. Primary benefits include deep relaxation, improved circulation, and an enhanced sense of well-being. This non-invasive modality has been studied in hospitals, clinics, and labs across the globe.

In this program I teach the reflex maps as a microcosm of the whole – the entire body mirrored on maps found in the feet, hands, and outer ears. Reflexology-specific stimulation is applied using finger, thumb, and knuckle techniques to these maps to encourage balance in each organ, gland, and part affected. Reflexology is not a fancy term for foot massage, it is a self-regulating modality recognized by the National Institutes of Health under the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).

As a wellness modality, Reflexology’s popularity has grown in recent years through word-of-mouth, attention by the press, television segments, and through social media. Some states have instituted professional guidelines in the form of registration or licensure of professional reflexologists. At this time the state of Texas considers the modality of Reflexology to be exempt from massage licensure. The National Council for Reflexology Educators (NCRE) recommends a baseline curriculum of 120 hours of education. The American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) offers board certification to those who have received a minimum of 110 hours of education and pass their written and practical exam. To practice as a reflexologist in another state I advise you check with your state’s Department of Health or Licensing Department for their rules and regulations. Some states regulate reflexology while others do not.

Course Outline

Autumn 2022 Reflexology Program Syllabus (PDF)

The 300-Hour Reflexology Certificate course is broken down into five, 48-hour learning units.

120 lecture hours
120 practicum hours
60 independent case studies
300 total hours

This course meets the education standards set forth by the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) and the Reflexology Association of America (RAA).

ARCB requires 110 classroom hours, this course offers 120
RAA requires 180 live hours, this course offers 240

Tuition

The tuition for the 300 Hour Reflexology Certificate Program is $9.50 per contact hour for 240 contact hours or $2,280. Payment plans are available for students who would like to make installment payments.

Learning Units

101 Introduction to Reflexology – 48 hours

24 hours lecture, 24 hours practicum, this learning unit covers origins, theories forms of reflexology, indications, cautions, contraindications, structure and function of the foot and lower leg, foot assessment tools, sanitation and hygiene practices, client session documentation, body mechanics, reflexology techniques, and a 30 minute foot reflexology routine.

102 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology – Body-Endocrine – 48 hours

24 hours lecture, 24 hours practicum, this learning unit covers the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the body, integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems as they relate to the reflexology practice Practicum modules identify body system reflex locations, reflex techniques, and routines.

103 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology – Respiratory-Reproductive – 48 hours

24 hours lecture, 24 hours practicum, this learning unit covers the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic and immune, digestive, urinary, reproductive systems as they relate to the reflexology practice. Practicum modules identify body system reflex locations, reflex techniques, and routines.

104 Preparing for Practice – 48 hours

24 hours lecture, 24 hours practicum, this learning unit provides a foundation in business planning, continues session documentation skills learned in 101, covers injury prevention and self care practices, structure and function of the hand and lower arm and the outer ears. Practicum modules cover body mechanics, reflex techniques, a 30 minute hand reflexology routine, and a 10 minute ear reflexology routine.

105 Holistic Reflexology Approaches – 48 hours

24 hours lecture, 24 hours practicum, this learning unit covers Eastern medicine approaches to holistic care, and support for special populations. Practicum modules cover hot stone reflexology, meridian theory on the reflex maps, chakra and sens theory on the reflex maps.

60 Case Studies

Students are responsible for documenting 60 hours of case studies outside of the classroom. Documentation of sessions are covered in Unit 101 and again in Unit 104 to prepare students to write accurate, concise, legible SOAP (Subjective, Objective, Assessment, Plan) notes using industry best practices. Students are responsible for sourcing their own case studies from their household members, circle of contacts, and the community at large. Case studies are designed to improve technique, build muscle memory, and aid in building confidence working with a wide client base.

Autumn 2022 Class Schedule

This program begins on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 and runs through Saturday, June 3rd, 2023.

101 Introduction to Reflexology – 48 hours
Zoom classes scheduled Wednesdays 8am-12pm Central  – 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 10/19
Practicum classes scheduled Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-5pm Central – 10/27, 10/28, 10/29

102 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology – Body-Endocrine – 48 hours
Zoom classes scheduled Wednesdays 8am-12pm Central  – 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
Practicum classes scheduled Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-5pm Central – 1/12, 1/13, 1/14

103 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology – Respiratory-Reproductive – 48 hours
Zoom classes scheduled Wednesdays 8am-12pm Central  – 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22
Practicum classes scheduled Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-5pm Central – 3/2, 3/3, 3/4

104 Preparing for Practice – 48 hours
Zoom classes scheduled Wednesdays 8am-12pm Central  – 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29, 4/5, 4/12
Practicum classes scheduled Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-5pm Central – 4/20, 4/21, 4/22

105 Holistic Reflexology Approaches – 48 hours
Zoom classes scheduled Wednesdays 8am-12pm Central  – 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31
Practicum classes scheduled Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-5pm Central – 6/1, 6/2, 6/3

Application Process

Autumn 2022 Reflexology Program Syllabus (PDF)

Students applying for admission to The Barefoot Dragonfly LLC 300 Hour Reflexology Certificate Program must be at least 18 years of age.

Applicants must request a Reflexology Student Application interview appointment at least one month prior to enrollment date. Late requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Application appointments can be requested through the student portal, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10am and 5pm, Central time zone. Incomplete application forms will need to be corrected and resubmitted prior to appointment. A $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee is required at time of appointment request.

Schedule Your Application

Upcoming Classes

Unit Seven – Eastern Reflexology Approaches

May 2 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm

Unit Three: Reflexology in Practice

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - July 8 @ 5:00 pm