- Online Video - 95 minutes
- Text - 319 pages
- Foot Chart
- Multiple-choice test
- Certificate upon completion
In this home study reflexology continuing education course, Laura Norman teaches us how reflexology can reduce pain, improve circulation, bolster immunity and provide a sense of balance, relaxation, and well-being. Reflexology works with subtle energy flows, revitalizing the body so that the natural internal healing mechanisms of the body can do their own work.
This reflexology program guides you step-by-step to:
- Summarize the effects of reflexology and explain how reflexology works including role of the feet
- Describe 15 relaxation techniques, illustrate how to hold the foot and explain key techniques and key areas of the feet
- Prepare for a session including necessary supplies, outline of a complete reflexology session
- Identify the ways in which stress affects the body and ways reflexology can neutralize the effects of stress and relax the body
- Classify reflex areas used for
- overcoming fatigue
- eye, neck and shoulders strain
- building up energy reserves
- high or low blood pressure
- travel stress
- boosting immune system
- calming down
- Perform reflexology routines specific to
- couples sessions
- women and disorders associated with women's issues
- children's issues
- older clients
- overcoming addictive behaviors
- clients with a terminal illness
- Address various systems in the body for health and vitality
- Determine reflex areas to work on for common conditions
Through text and video, you will learn reflexology techniques (based primarily on the theory of zone therapy) to enable you to begin practicing on yourself and with others.
This course is designed to provide sufficient knowledge to begin safe practice within the scope of personal needs or licensure qualifications of the certified health practitioner.
- Summarize the stages of life and activities that are important to quality of life; work, play, parenting, nurturing.
- Summarize the effects of reflexology. Explain how reflexology works including role of the feet. Create a general map of the zones/divisions of the feet and locate reflex areas in the body.
- Recognize location of organs on foot.
- Describe 15 relaxation techniques; illustrate how to hold the foot and explain 6 key techniques and demonstrate on key areas of the foot. Describe what clients may feel.
- Give 5 examples of ways to prepare for a session; list supplies needed; outline a complete reflexology session, including relaxation steps; give one alternate.
- Identify how stress affects the body; list 5 symptoms of stress; point out 3 ways reflexology can neutralize the effects of stess and relax the body.
- Classify the reflex areas used for overcoming fatigue; eye, neck and shoulder strain; building up energy reserves; high or low blood pressure; travel stress; boosting immune system; calming down.
- Summarize the routine in reflexology sessions for couples and list the benefits.
- Summarize the routine in reflexology for women and disorders associated with women’s issues.
- Summarize the routine in reflexology for children’s issues.
- Summarize the routine in reflexology sessions for older people.
- Summarize the routine in reflexology sessions for athletes.
- Distinguish three ways to use reflexology to overcome addictive behavior; summarize routine.
- Determine a reflexology routine for those individuals with terminal illnesses.
- Summarize steps in a routine to address the various systems in the body for health and vitality.
- Determine reflex areas to work on for associated conditions.
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Laura Norman, BS, MS, LMT
Laura Norman is a nationally recognized reflexologist, New York State Licensed Massage Therapist and author of the Institute's Reflexology program. For more than 30 years, she has pursued her mission of making reflexology understood, appreciated and available worldwide.
As the authoritative voice of reflexology, Laura has appeared on national television programs such as "Good Morning America,"; "Good Day New York"; and "Extra."; Newspapers such as The New York Times, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, The New York Newsday, The Chicago Tribune and The London Times and magazines such as Town and Country, GQ, Prevention, Cosmopolitan and New York Magazine have featured her work.
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