Integrative Reflexology Certification Program
withElysiaBates at South Kingstown
Next held on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Fri Sep 22, 2017 - Sun Sep 24, 2017
Starts Sep 2017!
Reflexology is a vibrant and growing healing modality within the field of bodywork. A centuries-old form of natural healing, foot reflexology utilizes a variety of hands-on techniques to stimulate and energize all the body systems while activating its healing powers. Every part of the body is connected to a reflex on the foot. By stimulating these reflex points we can help the body promote healing, reduce stress, open meridians, and release and eliminate toxins from the body. An excellent antidote to stress-related conditions, reflexology relaxes the body, restores balance, and serves as preventative medicine.
This 300-hour professional certification in the art, history, science, philosophy, and methodology of reflexology is based on a 10-week training, with anatomy and physiology in the morning session and hands-on training in the afternoon session.
The curriculum includes: • fundamental anatomy and physiology • theory, practice, hands-on experience, and documentation • standards and ethics • boundaries and energy exchange • approaches to different types of clients, e.g., Hospice vs back-pain client • anatomy/kinesiology of the leg and foot • practice giving both full 60-minute treatments and 15-min introductory session for health fairs, public events, and sampling • business and marketing
Certification Schedule Certification program runs September 22, 2017 – February 4, 2018 and takes place over 6 months for a total of 10 required weekends. Complete attendance at all weekend modules is mandatory, and all requirements must be fulfilled for certification.
Training dates and hours: Weekend 1: Sep 22-24, 2017 Friday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
Weekends 2-9: 2017: Oct 7-8, Oct 21-22, Nov 4-5, Nov 18-19, Dec 2-3, Dec 16-17; 2018: Jan 6-7, Jan 20-21 Saturdays-Sundays, 9am-5pm
Weekend 10: Feb 2-4, 2018 - Graduation Weekend Friday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
Tuition ($3295 by Aug 25, $3495 after) Tuition includes: • 10 weekend intensives with Elysia • Anatomy and Physiology Manual and Hands-On Training Manual
Application Reflexology is a powerful healing modality to add to any bodyworker’s existing tool kit. All are welcome. • This program is appropriate for aspiring reflexologists, nurses, estheticians, healthcare practitioners, energy workers, caregivers, massage therapists, and anyone looking to further their education. For more information see reflexology-usa.org. • Applicants must submit an application. Click here for application.
Requirements • 180 hours – in class, including final practicum and exam • 50 hours – hands-on general study (50 practice sessions) • 70 hours – hands-on, in-depth, independent study (7 sessions with 10 people)*
*This independent study satisfies the hands-on research requirement for a written thesis focused on an area of the student’s interest, e.g., stress reduction, the spine, headaches. During the training, students complete written homework and quizzes, a practicum reflexology session on the instructor, and a final exam. Upon completion of all requirements, students are awarded certification.
Over the last several years, Elysia Bates has certified many students who are successful practicing reflexologists today. Certificate-holding students are qualified to begin the process of national certification through ARCB or RCB. National certification is a post-graduate choice.
What past students have said about Elysia and this training: "I highly recommend Elysia Bates' class to anyone who is serious about pursuing a career as a reflexology therapist. The curriculum is designed to focus on anatomy and physiology, while also allowing time for hands-on training and practical experience....A wonderful learning experience." "Elysia Bates is a passionate practitioner of integrative reflexology and an inspirational teacher. Her curriculum is intense and relevant, and her style of teaching adds clarity and meaning to the theories. Hands-on sessions provide opportunities for the application of knowledge." "Elysia has an ongoing relationship with students. She sees her job as making sure we successfully complete our training, and so the training process is very individual."
This certification program is eligible for ACARET certification.
Online registration is NOT available for this training. Please see application section above.