Is Reflexology a Foot Massage?
No, Reflexology is not massage.
Massage therapists work through the entire body’s musculature, using stroking methods to restore metabolic balance within the soft tissue. Massage therapists generally stand throughout their sessions. Clients usually remove their clothes and are covered by a sheet during their session. Body oils are often applied, requiring the client to shower after their session.
Reflexologists employs fine thumb and finger techniques on specific reflex points on the feet, hands, face, and ears that can benefit all parts of the body, including internal organs and glands, helping to bring them into balance and supporting you to feel better. For example, if you have pain in one area (like your neck), reflexology applied to areas on your feet that correspond to your neck can ease that discomfort! Plus, Reflexologists generally sit during their sessions, and Reflexology clients remain clothed, only removing shoes and socks.
What are the Benefits of Reflexology?
Reflexology has been found to have a multitude of therapeutic benefits, including:
- Reducing stress, anxiety, and depression
- Relieving pain and discomfort
- Improving circulation and blood flow
- Boosting the immune system
- Reducing symptoms of PMS and menopause
- Improving digestion and reducing digestive issues
- Enhancing sleep quality
- And so much more!
How Can I Become a Reflexologist?
The qualifications to become a professional reflexologist vary by state. Generally, they are as follows:
- Complete an approved certification training program of 110 hours or more. In the majority of states, this is all you need.
- Get certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB). Once you’ve completed our program, you will be qualified and fully prepared to sit for the ARCB exam. Earning your ARCB Certification will add to your credentials and ensure that your clients know they’re getting quality work when they come see you!
- Join the Reflexology Association of America (RAA) and your state Reflexology Association. Another way to let your clients know you are a Professional Reflexologist. Plus, you’ll gain access to valuable resources to support you as you grow your practice.
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