What is Foot Reflexology?
Reflexology is the natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the
hands, feet and ears that correspond to all parts of the body, including glands and organs.
By stimulating these reflexes through a form of acupressure, reflexology helps to rebalance
and revitalize our whole body.
Reflexology has been shown to: Promote relaxation and tension release, increase energy,
improve circulation, aid digestion and balance the body naturally without adverse side effects.
By reducing stress through Reflexology, conditions such as headaches, migraines, stress &
stress related problems, menstrual & menopausal problems, insomnia, arthritis, digestive
problems & diabetes can benefit and improve.
Certified Foot Reflexology Information
- You must be 18 years of age or older and/or completion of Grade 12
The purpose of this training course is outlined in the following objectives:
- To gain an understanding and hands-on experience of how the body systems function under the heading of anatomy
- To learn how to stimulate various reflexes on the foot.
- To prepare the student in being successful in applying to the Reflexology Association of Canada (R.A.C.) and the examination
process to becoming a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (R.C.R.T).
1. Understand the reflexology principles
2. Increase knowledge about anatomy and physiology as it relates to reflexology
3. Understand the holistic functions of body systems
4. Introduction to the reflexology chart and how reflexes are mapped
5. Learn how to simulate reflexes for a safe, effective therapeutic treatment
6. Gather the information required to be prepared for practical reflexology courses
THEORY COURSE CONTENT
History and Theory of Reflexology
- Historical and theoretical overview and background of Reflexology
- The healing crisis and how it affects the client and the healing process
- Structure and function of the foot
- How and why reflexology works as a therapeutic treatment
- Zone and neural pathways of the body and related terminology
Biomechanics of the Foot & Foot Assessment Techniques
- Identification of foot conditions and their origins
- Assessment of the overall structure and condition of the foot
- Foot terminology
Completing a Reflexology Health Record
- Client-Practitioner interview process
- Reasons for completing of a health record
- Documenting a treatment session
Anatomy and Physiology
Covers an introduction and explanation of the anatomy and physiology of the organ systems in the body, conditions,
terminology and how to locate the reflexes on the foot that correlate to each system. The systems include:
- The Endocrine system
- The Digestive system
- The Urinary or Renal system
- The Respiratory system
- The Cardiovascular system
- The Immune and Lymphatic system
- The Reproductive system
- The Musculoskeletal system
- The Nervous System
Key Areas of Emphasis for Specific Conditions in Reflexology
- Explanation and breakdown of each condition and the related systems
- Reflexes commonly affected within each condition
- Treatment guidelines such as providing a healing environment, maintaining a hygienic practice, what to do before
and after a session, the method, pace and technique of a full reflexology treatment session.
Business and Financial Information
- Health and insurance plans
- Code of Conduct & Ethics
- Advertising & multi-media marketing
- Successful business operations
IN-PERSON – PRACTICAL TRAINING COURSE CONTENT
1. Learn proper foot reflexology therapy treatment sequences
2. Learn how to simulate reflexes for a safe, effective therapeutic treatment
3. Learn proper therapy ergonomics and hand positions while performing treatments
4. Learn how to properly complete a client intake form and case study
5. Complete a minimum of 50 practical Case Studies
6. Review theoretical and practical course content in order to complete the written exam
Training will also include:
- R.A.C approved reflexology methods
- Relaxation techniques
- Standards of practice (developing treatment plans, session documentation, assessment, charting & evaluation)
- Method, pacing, technique and finishing
- Treatment sequences
- Proper ergonomics and hand positions for therapists
- IN-PERSON classroom hours = 55 hours
- Workbook practice = 30 hours
* Practicum of 50 case studies = 100 hours
- Written exam = 2 hours
**Mandatory In-Person Review classroom hours = 5 hours
- Practical Exam (completed within 6 months from the last day of the in-person training) = 2 hours
**Optional - Receive a Foot Reflexology treatment by a R.A.C Certified Therapist, RCRT – (Please keep a copy of the
receipt or provide a confirmation letter including their RCRT membership number)
*Foot Reflexology Practicum / Case Studies – The purpose of the Practicum is to develop treatment plans consisting of
Health Records, session documentation, assessment documentation and progressive charting and evaluation for each
practice client. The student must provide the examiner of the practical exam at least 50 sessions for examination and
evaluation. The practicum should include a minimum of 6 clients. There shall be a minimum of 3 sessions for each
client. These must be started after the last day of the practical class and the student shall have 6 months from the last
day of the class to complete these.
**Mandatory Review – The Mandatory Review must be completed before you can take the practical exam. A
mandatory review is required after completing 10 out of your 50 case studies. At this time we will go over any questions
you have, review all recordings of your case studies, and repeat a full treatment. Each student must come prepared to
present a case study. For those students who are unable to attend, options will be considered.
Once you have successfully passed the written exam, review class and practical exam, you will receive a Certificate of
Course Completion. At this time you can apply to the Reflexology Association of Canada for the Registered Canadian
Reflexology Therapist (R.C.R.T) designation.
Additional fees are required if you want to receive the Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (R.C.R.T.) designation
and to join the Reflexology Association of Canada (R.A.C.).
- Learn more about R.A.C. membership at: https://www.reflexologycanada.org/en/membership/become-a-member/
- Learn more about the R.C.R.T. exam at: https://www.reflexologycanada.org/en/rcrt-exam/
- Liability Insurance is required to become a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT). Options will be
discussed in class.
- Continuing Education is also required as Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist, (RCRT). Learn more at:
$1700 ($500 deposit required to secure your registration)