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As I mentioned in my last blog Reflexology has been around for thousands of years.

There have been many books and articles written about Reflexology. Here are a few which may be of interest:

  • Stories the Feet can Tell – Eunice Ingham
  • Better Health with Foot Reflexology by Dwight Byers
  • Complete Reflexology for life – Barbara & Kevin Kunz

I also find this quote from Eunice Ingham very true: 

If you are feeling out of kilter, don’t know why or what about, let your feet reveal the answer, find the sore point work it out!

Identifying the best training

It is important to note that whilst there are some Reflexology courses which are online, these may not be accredited. As Reflexology is a touch therapy it is very important to experience it face to face rather than online. 

How can you give a Reflexology treatment if you have never received a session and more importantly, if you have never felt what pressure is appropriate to different clients?

It is so important when you are a student training to become a Reflexologist that you experience regular hands on treatment. This enables you to tailor your treatment to clients, especially if they are pregnant, in the aged sector, recovering from illness or have a medical issue.

Reasons women may want to access reflexology

Women may wish to try reflexology for a variety of reasons.  The most common are:

  • fertility issues;
  • to make them feel better during pregnancy; or
  • to address menopause.

Where can you train

For a full list of RAoA accredited courses, see their website.

Some associations that I have had experience with are below.  It is important that you do your research and find a course that meets your requirements and that of the clientelle you will be working with.

WA - Perth School of Reflexology

  • Offers a 1 day Introductory Reflexology workshop – these are run 4 times a year. This will  give you an insight into whether you wish to train further or just want to be able to give a short 30 – 45 minutes treatment to family and friends.
  • Website: www.perthschoolofreflexology.com.au
  • Outcome: Certificate of Clinical Reflexology - a Nationally recognised qualification designed by the RAoA to meet the minimum educational needs of Reflexologists for Professional Membership into the Reflexology Association of Australia. It allows you to practice as a Professional Reflexologist throughout Australia. 

Victoria (Geelong) - The Australian School of Reflexology & Relaxation

NSW (Sydney) - The Australian School of Reflexology

  • Offers a range of courses including Certificate of Clinical Reflexology & a Foot Reflexology Introductory course.
  • Websitewww.reflexologyaustralia.com

NSW (Sydney) - Nature Care College

  • Offers a range of training options from Workshops through to Certificates.
  • Websitewww.naturecare.com.au

Resources

The Reflexology Association of Australia (RAoA) has a range of resources and charts that practitioners will refer to.  One of the most popular is based on the Ingham method (Foot & Hand chart pictured).


Karen is offering a discount for midwives.

  • Offer: 10% discount
  • Eligibility: any midwife that reads the Reflexology blog
  • Booking: Use the code "ACM" when you email or call Karen to find out more.  

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I have future blogs planned on the following topics:

  • How Reflexology can help fertility issues.
  • How Reflexology can help maternity issues.
  • How Reflexology can help pre-& post-menopausal issues.