Reflexology is a form of alternative therapy whereby controlled pressure is applied to the feet, hands, face or ears with the intent alleviating chronic pain, stress, digestive issues, allergies and other health issues. These points on the body have corresponding points in all the body organs and systems. Thus the organs or any ailing parts within them can be accessed and cured through the face, hands, feet and ears.
Reflexology has been extremely successful and has grown exponentially over the last two decades. It proves highly lucrative for those who practice it and, as such, many are seeking to learn and practice the art. However, how one acquires their skills can make a huge difference in the quality of work they are able to produce and the level of customer retention they are able to attain.
There are several ways to go about acquiring the knowledge and experience one needs to be a practising reflexologist (workshops, seminars, special schools, even websites) but, typically, the better one’s credentials are, the higher their rate of success.
In the end, the student needs to ensure that they learn:
– The history and theory behind reflexology
– Maps of the feet
– Physiology and anatomy
– How to make the sessions fit the needs of the particular client
– Marketing and other business-related practices
– The techniques of reflexology through several hours of supervised practice
The reflexology movement is felt more in the United States than just about anywhere else in the world. The International Institute of Reflexology, for example is located in Florida. Also, the Reflexology Association of America has numerous schools that provide the highest level of certification for reflexologists.