Courses in Reflexology

By: CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd

Prospective natural healers have a wide assortment of academic programs from which to choose -- among some of the popular training options, courses in reflexology are one of unique healing arts' programs that can be completed in a few months' time.

Ear, foot, and hand courses in reflexology can be taken individually as introductory classes; or for more in-depth training, there are reflexology certification classes as well. To become certified in reflexology, typical instruction is roughly 150-300 hours in length; however, there are a number of massage therapy programs that have integrated reflexology as an elective course or as part of the overall curriculum.

Though some may consider this healing art to be a form of massage therapy, it is more than just bodywork. In addition to promoting relaxation and stress relief, teach future healers how to appropriately identify reflex zones on the feet to reduce pain and other health symptoms.

In courses in reflexology, students learn the philosophies of this age-old healing art, which is founded on the principles of energy healing and meridian therapy. While enrolled, individuals learn how to use specific touch methods and pressure points along the "reflex zones" of the feet (and other body parts) to unblock energy flow within the meridians (energy channels). By unblocking these channels, it is believed that balance is restored to specific body organs; and this is how self-healing is initiated.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in learning more about these or other natural health programs, let professional training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, naturopathy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Reiki, and others get you started! Explore near you.

Courses in Reflexology

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