300 Hour Reflexology Certificate Program

Prepare for a rewarding career in the healing arts as a qualified Reflexologist. In this Professional Reflexology Certificate course students are prepared for a career as a Certified Reflexologist. Classes are taught using a combination of audiovisual presentations, lecture, demonstration, and case studies.

About the Reflexology Program

This 300 Hour Reflexology Certificate Course uses a combination of lectures delivered via Zoom and in-person practices held here 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 more 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 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.

Program Outline

The 300 Hour Reflexology Certificate Program is composed of five, 48-hour learning units.

The program breaks down to:

  • 120 hours of lecture
  • 120 hours of practicum
  • 60 independent case studies

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This program meets the education standards set forth by the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB), the Reflexology Association of America (RAA), and the National Council for Reflexology Educators (NCRE).

ARCB requires 110 classroom hours – this program offers 240
RAA requires 180 classroom hours – this program offers 240
NCRE recommends 120 classroom hours – this program offers 240

Graduates are prepared to take the voluntary American Reflexology Certification Board exam upon completion.

Tuition

The tuition for the 300 Hour Reflexology Certificate Program is $9.50 per contact hour for 240 contact hours or $2,280. The student is financially responsible for purchasing the required textbooks through their preferred book retailer. No equipment purchase is required for this program but it is advised the student obtain reflexology equipment to conduct their case studies on their own time.

All tuition must be paid prior to starting classes. However, if a student has a hardship, the tuition can be divided into monthly payments. The initial $280 deposit will have been paid upon enrollment; the balance of $2,000 may be paid in payments. A 10% payment plan will be added to the amount owed after the first day of class.

Application

  1. Download and read the Autumn 2022 Reflexology Program Syllabus (PDF)
  2. Submit the Reflexology Program Application form
  3. Check your spam folder for a response within two (2) business days

The Barefoot Dragonfly LLC makes decisions on admissions based upon the academic aptitude, professional desire, and the potential to succeed in the reflexology profession that could be provided to the student through the 300 Hour Reflexology Certificate Program. The Barefoot Dragonfly LLC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religious creed, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, or age.

Autumn 2022 Class Schedule

The Autumn 2022 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

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. RAA list of state laws.

About Your Instructor

Reflexology first caught my attention as a teenager sitting for one of my botanical medicine exams. Eunice Ingham’s book Stories the Feet Can Tell & Stories the Feet Have Told inspired me to enroll in a distance education program, the only option available to me in New Mexico in the 90s. Later, while working a desk job I went to night school for Reflexology at the Palmer Institute of Massage & Bodywork. By the time I was half through the 200 hour program I knew I was ready for a career change and opened my practice the same month I graduate in June 2004.

Since then I’ve had the great honor of some 12,000 client encounters, hundreds of hours of continuing education from mentors and colleagues around the globe, and a fulfilling career doing what I love. I was drawn to teach continuing education in 2006 and was asked to run my first full reflexology program in 2013. The Autumn 2022 class is my 11th program and I am inspired by those who train with me and take this healing art modality to their communities, offering deep rest and renewal for folks in all ages and stages of life.

Some of the styles of Reflexology I have been introduced to, include:

  • Chris Stormer’s Universal Method
  • American Standard Method
  • Father Josef’s Method
  • Bill Flocco’s Foot Hand Ear Method
  • Farida Irani’s approach to Ayurveda in Reflexology
  • Martine Faure-Alderson’s Craniosacral Reflexology
  • Dan Lobash’s approach to Korean Hand Therapy
  • Lillian Morten and Beryl Crane’s use of Meridian Theory in Reflexology
  • Karen Ball’s approach to Thai Foot Reflexology
  • Touchpoint Institute’s approach to Orthopedic Reflexology
  • Nico Pauly and Griet Rondel’s approach to Nerve Reflexology

Amy’s credentials include:

  • Certified Reflexologist
  • ARCB Board Certified Reflexologist
  • NCRE National Certified Reflexology Educator
  • CCAP Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner
  • Diploma in Aromatic Medicine

See Curriculum Vitae for more information

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