Careers in Reflexology

By: CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd

Among the many healing arts occupations today, careers in reflexology are a unique aspect to the growing massage therapy industry. As one of the oldest forms of natural healing, reflexology is both an energy work and massage therapy. Blockages are removed by applying finger and thumb pressure to various "reflex zones" (on the soles of the feet, palms of the hands, or on the ears). These zones are believed to correspond to different organs and organ systems in the body.

Fascinating careers in reflexology may sometimes be overlooked by enthusiastic massage therapist candidates, so it's important to review all occupational possibilities before enrolling in any one particular educational program. In many cases, students can participate in massage courses that include reflexology as part of the overall curricula. However, there are a variety of reflexology schools and reflexology courses that are dedicated "solely" to the healing art.

To achieve , you should evaluate your training options carefully and determine which path of education will give you the best possible outcome. While you can earn a certificate or diploma in reflexology through a number of alternative healing schools, you may opt to pursue massage therapy certification with supplemental training in reflexology. Enhancing potential client/patient services with natural healing treatments like reflexology is a beneficial credential that some clients may find appealing when making their selection in choosing an experienced therapist.

Though no two training programs are alike, to achieve careers in you will need to acquire instruction in this natural health treatment. Basic studies often include anatomy, physiology, pathology, reflex mapping, reflex zone charting and practical application, among other related coursework.

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

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