Reflexology Training


Elysia Bates is a state- and nationally certified teacher of reflexology accredited by the American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education and Training (  She is the president of the Reflexology Association of Rhode Island (RARI) and a full-time practicing reflexologist of fourteen years.  Elysia practices and teaches in New England, including 9 years of teaching a Certification Program.  Elysia was honored in 2012 by the Reflexology Association of America for helping to set-up and launch a Integrative Medicine Program at Day Kimball Hospital. She continues to work with Hospice patients through Day Kimball’s’ Hospice and Palliative Care Program in Putnam, Ct. and The Center for Hospice Care in Norwich, Ct.  Elysia has continued her own studies with reflexologists from New Zealand, Denmark, and Taiwan and enjoys organizing events to promote reflexology , including public speaking and international workshops.

Training Schedule

Times for all weekends: 9 am – 4 pm

Weekend 1 (3 days): Fri–Sun, Sep 22–24, 2017
Weekend 2: Oct 7–8, 2017
Weekend 3: Oct 21–22
Weekend 4: Nov 4–5, 2017
Weekend 5: Nov 18–19, 2017
Weekend 6: Dec 2–3, 2017
Weekend 7: Dec 16–17, 2017
Weekend 8: Jan 6–7, 2018
Weekend 9: Jan 20–21, 2018
Weekend 10 (Graduation Weekend): Fri–Sun, Feb 2–4

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 massage 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.


Integrative Reflexology Certification

This 300-hour professional certification in the art, history, science, philosophy, and methodology of reflexology in 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

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. 

If you have questions or are interested in finding out about future reflexology trainings, please contact us.

To hear Elysia talk about the benefits of giving and receiving reflexology, and about participating in the Certification training, check out this interview: