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Integrating Reflexology and Five-Element Theory

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12 CE Hours - E1034
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Integrating Reflexology and Five-Element Theory

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Materials

  • Text - 324 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Reflexology has been an effective way to relieve stress, alleviate pain and combat ailments. Integrating traditional Chinese Medicine and standard Western reflexology practice, this continuing education course identifies reflexology points and the corresponding Chinese meridians on the foot for a unique and proven method to getting even better results. In simple and straightforward terms, the course text explains why the meridians are essential for reflexology, how to use meridian therapy and the 5 elements for effective assessment and treatment, how to relate structural foot problems to imbalances in the rest of the body and much more.

In this course, you will explore:

  • how Europe and America influenced the development of reflexology; the Chinese connection, and the ways that zones and meridians relate to each other
  • the differences between energy and Chi
  • the yin/yang, 5 elements and meridian theories
  • why the meridians are essential for reflexology
  • correct applications of meridian theory and the 5 elements in reflexology practice
  • how the muscles, each of the 5 elements, and the 12 meridians relate to health and to massage and bodywork practice
  • each specific area of the foot and its corresponding reflexive area of the body
  • structural foot problems affecting imbalances in the rest of the body
  • the responsibilities of a reflexologist, common client reactions and how to determine the appropriate length of treatment
  • the correct way to perform the basic treatment techniques and the recommended sequence for a reflexology treatment

Dozens of illustrations are included to guide readers step-by-step through the treatments.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify how Europe and America influenced the development of reflexology; the Chinese connection, and the ways that zones and meridians relate to each other.
  2. Define and differentiate between energy and Chi.
  3. Define and differentiate the yin/yang, 5 elements and meridian theories.
  4. Clearly communicate why the meridians are essential for reflexology.
  5. Identify at least 5 correct applications of meridian theory and the 5 elements in reflexology practice.
  6. Identify how the muscles, each of the 5 elements, and the 12 meridians relate to health and to massage and bodywork practice.
  7. Correctly relate each specific area of the foot to the corresponding reflexive area of the body.
  8. Correctly relate structural foot problems to imbalances in the rest of the body.
  9. Identify the responsibilities of a reflexologist, common client reactions and how to determine the appropriate length of treatment.
  10. Identify the correct way to perform the basic treatment techniques and the recommended sequence for a reflexology treatment.

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Instructors

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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