Reflexology Program

Viewing Disease from a Perspective of Wholeness

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is the science and therapeutic art of working specific reflex pathways on the feet, hands, and ears. The stimulation of these pathways by a therapist using thumb, finger, and hand techniques encourages relaxation and stress reduction, and it promotes the opportunity for physiological changes to manifest in the body. Reflexology is rooted in ancient traditions that are amazingly appropriate for the modern world.

For our most current Reflexology Program Course, click here (PDF).

The Objectives and Outcomes of the Reflexology Program at Healing Arts Institute are for Students to:

  • Gain the technical skills and work habits necessary to deliver several types of reflexology sessions in a variety of settings.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the scientific underpinnings of anatomy, physiology, and contraindications to safeguard their future clients and to ensure competency in providing reflexology therapy.
  • Obtain a practical working knowledge of terminology, intake procedures, treatment plan development, client education, and customer satisfaction in order to develop the confidence necessary to provide successful professional sessions.
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of business practices, employment legalities, therapeutic relationships, and professional ethics to guide their future actions and decisions and to ensure the proper development of a practice.
  • Enhance their self-awareness to assume responsibility for personal and professional growth.

The Reflexology Program at Healing Arts Institute is approved by the Colorado Division of Private Occupational Schools. Not approved by ABHES.

Reflexology classes

Click on the course names below to see the course descriptions.

This course covers the anatomy of the foot, ankle, arm, and hand. You will learn the basic physiology of the major organ systems of the body, and become familiar with the terminology, contra indications, and pathologies that are relevant to a reflexologist.

Hours: 25

This course includes history, zone theory, therapeutic relaxation and self-help techniques. By the end of this course you will be able to perform a complete reflexology session.

Hours: 30

In this advanced course, students will learn the biomechanics of posture, and hand anatomy and reflexology. They will learn joint mobilization for the arms, hands, legs, ankles, and feet. Treatment of foot and ankle disorders and the use of documentation are also covered.

Prerequisite: Reflexology 1, Reflexology Anatomy & Physiology

Hours: 30

Students will learn ear reflexology, aromatherapy, ethics, business standards and networking. Advanced techniques are taught to refine your skills on the feet and hands

Prerequisite: Reflexology 2

Hours: 40

This course will address problems arising from low back dysfunction, something that 90% of the population will experience at least once in their lives. We will demonstrate how L-4, L-5, and S-1 compression is the key to the problem and give you tools to assess, relieve pain, and increase mobility. You will learn more techniques to relieve hip problems and sciatica.

Hours: 20

Pain patterns are often hidden or disguised depending on which muscles are acting inefficiently on a joint. The client may not be able to specifically identify the exact area of pain and often it will be spread over a diffuse area. You will learn how to assess dysfunction using muscle testing to quickly get to the root of the problem. Once the cause of the pain pattern is determined to be primary or secondary, we will teach you the proper treatment plan for structural rebalance of the joint. Active and passive testing will be demonstrated to identify whether an injury is in the muscle, ligament or joint capsule.

Hours: 20

The goal of this course is to learn how to develop a maintenance program to enhance athletic output and performance of any client from the beginner, weekend warrior to the professional athlete. Learning how to develop a successful Home Exercise Plan (HEP) that excites your clients enough to actually participate in it on a daily basis is the “holy grail” of creating long lasting change. This course will teach you a script to ask the right questions during intake to clearly define functional problems and goals, specific movement assessment and palpation techniques to isolate issues that are causing problems so you can zero in on treatment areas with confidence. We will show you how to implement individualized treatment plans and offer flexible methods to readjust the plan as the results of treatment reveal more factors during the session. Active demonstration techniques will be shown so that you can instruct, observe and correct the client in the proper activities to insure the success of the tailor made HEP when they practice on their own.

Hours: 20

Total Course Hours: 125

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