Certified Reflexology Practitioner
The Reflexology Program:
Now presented in a convenient hybrid learning format…faculty led skill development sessions at the Academy, online live evening classes for reflexology theory, and 2-weekend courses for professional development.
9 Credits -approximately 130 hours of instruction plus 50 Clinical Practicum=180 hours
This program of study is presented in a manner that a student can complete the full certificate requirements within 12 months part-time…evenings and weekends.
(6 credits – approximately 130 hours in-class + 50 hours clinical practicum)
Reflexology 1-Fall 2021
Reflexology 2-Fall 2021
Reflexology 3-Winter 2022
Reflexology 4-Winter 2022
Reflexology 5-Spring 2022
Clinical Practicum (Start after Reflexology 2)
Professional Development (2 credits)
Professionalism and the Healthcare Practitioner (1/2 credit) Weekend Format Sat/Sun
Ethics and the Healthcare Practitioner (1/2 credit) Weekend Format Sat/Sun
First Aid – (1 credit)-May be completed at the Academy (50% online self study and 50% live instruction) or as presented by Ottawa groups such as the Red Cross, St. John Ambulance and National Capital First Aid. The first certificate is required prior to being awarded a certificate.
The Academy has designed this career focused training program, to develop a thorough understanding of the human body and the practice of Reflexology on individuals, within a wholistic perspective. The program of study will examine the use of multiple reflex points throughout the body to address the client’s needs. The study of anatomy (structure of the body) and physiology (how it works) is now incorporated directly into each reflexology credit. This integrates the learning of reflexology with the necessary foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology, to best understand the use of reflexology points within a treatment and the related expected outcomes for the client. The graduate will understand why a particular treatment approach will help to change the body’s condition.
This will include 5 integrated approaches to Reflexology through the feet, hands, face, head, and ears. The 5 regional anatomical approaches to Reflexology enables the practitioner to develop multi-facetted treatment plans. This also provides the practitioner with alternatives and flexibilities, specifically when working with seniors and when treating clients with disabilities, health conditions, or in open space environments.
This program of study will also provide a platform of how to use Reflexology techniques in support of other health disciplines, as well as, on an individual therapy basis. This knowledge supports the client’s overall healthcare program, as he/she works towards restoring and maintaining their personal health balance.
How do I take this program?
It is recommended the student undertake the commitment to complete the program as designed in the 4 semesters, as all subjects will be offered within 4 consecutive semesters, starting each September. Reflexology 1 may be offered in other semesters to help start the student on their training.
The Professional Development subjects are offered as faculty led on 2 weekends per year at the Academy or by online live instruction, daytime – 2 hours on 1 day a week, over 11-12 weeks