Become A Reflexologist Reflexology Training Courses

Reflexology is one of the most popular complementary therapies available in the Western world. With well-established reflexology schools all across the United States, now is an excellent time to become a reflexologist.

Introductory Reflexology Training Courses

Short reflexology training courses offer instruction over a few days. While not sufficient in and of themselves to begin a career in reflexology, they provide an excellent introduction to the principles and practice of reflexology.

If you’re interested in reflexology but not sure you’re ready to apply to reflexology schools, introductory reflexology training courses can help you make a decision.

Accredited Reflexology Schools

If you want to become a career reflexologist, you need to enroll in one of the nationally accredited reflexology schools. In addition to reflexology training courses, accredited programs teach the skills needed to run your own reflexology clinic. Training in reflexology includes physiology and anatomy, massage techniques, CPR and acupressure. You may also take business, ethics and marketing courses.

The American Commission for the Accreditation of Reflexology Education and Training website includes a list of nationally accredited reflexology schools.

Reflexology Certification and Licensing

Once you complete your training in reflexology you may want to take the next step and receive national certification. To do so, you need to apply to the American Reflexology Certification Board. The ARCB offers certification to individuals who complete at least 110 hours of classroom and hands-on training in reflexology from accredited reflexology schools. To receive certification, you must successfully pass the ARCB’s board exam.

Depending on where you practice reflexology you may need a state license as well. Such licenses are generally renewed every year. The amount of reflexology training courses required varies by state.

Continuing Your Training in Reflexology

As you develop as a reflexologist, you may wish to take additional reflexology training courses. Many reflexologists also expand their abilities by training in massage therapy, Reiki and acupressure.

Resources

Braun, D. (n.d.). Becoming a reflexologist. Retrieved March 15, 2011, from http://www.remedies4.com/download/become-reflexologist.pdf

Education-Portal.com. (2011). How to become a reflexologist: Education and career roadmap. Retrieved March 15, 2011, from http://education-portal.com/articles/How_to_Become_a_Reflexologist_Education_and_Career_Roadmap.html

Exammaterials.com. (n.d.). How to become a certified reflexologist. Retrieved March 15, 2011, from http://www.exammaterials.com/certifications/how-to-become-a-certified-reflexologist.html