Reflexology Workshop For Your School


To sponsor Empowering Reflexology Workshops In your City, State/Province, Country Contact Bill Flocco

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All CE Classes offer CE Hours for ARCB,NCBTMB, ABMP and many States.

“Our long term, highly trained, caring, skilled and experienced Instructors look forward to sharing these empowering classes with you, with your students, your staff, association or organization.”

Bill Flocco, Director, American Academy of Reflexology

Beginning Foot Reflexology Workshops

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States

Documented History, Three Primary Theories, Foot Reflexology Map, Causes of Tenderness (actual and theoretical), Special approaches for supporting feet while working on the client, 6 reflexing techniques, One hour hands-on Foot Reflexology routine as the basis of a flexible approach to reflexing, How much pressure, Cautions / Contraindications, Numerous benefits, Introduction to pulses, Advantages of Foot Reflexology

Beginning Hand Reflexology Workshops

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
History and theories, Western hand Reflexology map, Similarities between hands and feet, Major differences between hands and feet, Causes of Tenderness (actual and theoretical), Special approaches for supporting hands while working on the client, 6 reflexing techniques, One hour hands-on Hand Reflexology routine as the basis of a flexible approach to reflexing, How much pressure, Cautions / Contraindications, Advantages of Hand Reflexology

Beginning Ear Reflexology Workshops

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Documented History, Two theories, Difference between ear Reflexology and Auriculotherapy, Structures of outer ear, Integration of French and Chinese charts, 5 vital “Master Points” location and use, Five specialized touch techniques specifically for the outer ear, One hour Ear Reflexology routine as the basis of flexible approach to reflexing, Beginning exploration of the subtle pulses of the outer ear, Dramatic advantages of Ear Reflexology

Advanced Ear Reflexology Workshop******

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Anyone wishing to become effective at helping people have better health will find this seminar fascinating as well as practical. Since Ear Reflexology maps of the body were first discovered during 1957 in France, with further discoveries during 1959 in China, leading medical researchers have discovered hundreds of additional points. During this hands-on seminar, students will learn the 10 specially powerful “Master Points” that have a broad impact on the body, such as: Master Relaxation Points, Pain Control Points, and Master Endocrine Point. Also, 15 of the most used “Functional Points,” which can have an impact on special functions of the body, such as points for: Allergies, Hypertension, Asthma, Constipation, Skin Disorders, Sleep Disorders, will be presented. Students will also learn protocols - combining Ear Reflexology Map Reflexes, Master Points, & Functional Points - for such health challenges as: Addictive Behaviors, Stress Related Disorders, Drug Detoxification, Smoking Withdrawal, Weight Control / Eating Disorders, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Depression, and Irritability.

Beginning Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Course **

* Prerequisite:Beginning 28 Hour Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Course from The Academy or equivalent instruction from a hands-on school.
50 CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States.
Advanced Foot Reflexology Routine, Advanced Hand Reflexology Routine, Advanced Ear Reflexology Routine, Anatomy from the point of view of the Reflexologist, Reflexing for 6 of 12 Anatomical Systems, Reflexing for the Seven Reflexology Regions, Introduction to “Priority Reflexing” - When Feet or Hands or Ears are more effective, Introduction to “Progression Reflexing,” 6 Targeted Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Routines for pain in specific parts of the body, Introduction to use of Client History Forms, Code of Ethics

Advanced Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Course ***

** Prerequisite: Beginning Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Course from The Academy
50 CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States.
General One Hour Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Routine, Four Ways to Modify Foot Hand Ear & Integrated Routines based on each person’s ever changing needs, Continue with “Progression Reflexing,” 6 more Targeted Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Routines for pain in specific parts of the body, Reflexing For 6 more Anatomical Systems, Light Pressure and Hard Tissue Reflexing Techniques, What Parts of the body help other parts to work better, Five ways to measure client progress, Advanced use of Client History Forms, How to Build a Thriving Practice, How to Maintain a Successful Practice, Business and Marketing Skills, Legal and Licensing Issues, How to be an Exceptionally Effective Practitioner of the Integration Of Foot Hand Ear Reflexology

Pain Control & Stress Reduction Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Workshops

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Stress is a killer. Stress reduction is profoundly important in our modern world. Most people think of stress as affecting muscles, as well as inner organs and glands of the body. However, few of us give any consideration to the horrible stress put on the cells of our body. It is the cells that produce the bodies’ chemicals. And it is the bodies chemicals that are the true healers of most of society’s health challenges. Students will identify numerous causes of stress in every day life and briefly identifying what can be done to prevent adverse stress. Students will learn, hands-on, ways of reducing pain and stress for 16 of the most commonly affected places in the body, such as: jaw (TMJ), neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, sciatica, brain (headaches), sinuses, lungs, stomach, small intestines, large intestines (colon), uterus (PMS, cramps), prostate, urinary bladders, and more.

Musculoskeletal Foot Hand Ear Reflexology For Pain, Range of Motion Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Discover Priority Reflexing. If you had to pick just one, for pain relief, for each musculoskeletal part of the body, which is best (top priority), the reflexes in the feet, or hands, or ears? It’s not always the feet. For some parts the feet are best, for others parts the hands are best, and for others parts the ears are absolutely amazing. Additionally, discover Progression Reflexing. After doing Priority Reflexing, where would your reflex 2nd, 3rd between the feet, or hands, or ears - for most consistent dependablepain relief for each musculoskeletal part of the body. Once again, it varies for each part of the body: jaw – TMJ, nose/mouth, tongue/teeth, neck C1-C7, shoulders, collar bones, shoulder blades, rhomboid muscles, rotator cuffs/deltoids, upper arms/elbows, forearms/wrists, hands/fingers/thumbs, rib cage, breast plate (sternum), pectoral muscles, abdominal muscles, groin sports injuries, erector spinae muscles, thoracic spine T1-T12, lumbar spine L1-L5, sacrum S1-S5, tail bones (coccyx), hips/hip joints, gluteal muscles, sciatica, upper legs/knees, lower legs/ankles, feet/toes, workplace injuries, sports injuries, range of motion issues, recovery time, pain, sprains, strains, profound stress relief. By the end of this Intensive Hands-On Workshop, you will go home being able to Integrate Foot Hand Ear Reflexology for each of these parts of the body, musculoskeletal issues, and pain.

Neuro-Endocrine Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Do you know which two systems control the overwhelming number of functions and therefore the health and wellbeing of the body? Let's go deeper into how Reflexology helps support the body's many neurologic and hormonal functions by exploring and reflexing for the Nervous and Endocrine Systems! During this mostly hands-on workshop, practitioners will learn where and how to reflex feet, and for much better results, hands and ears as well, for all of these parts of the body: pineal, hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, pancreas, ovaries, testes and six other locations in the body where vital hormones are produced. Additionally we will reflex for the brain, spinal cord, couda equine, 12 cranial nerves, vagus nerve, spinal nerves, cervical, celiac, superior & inferior mesenteric ganglia, sympathetic ¶ sympathetic nervous systems. We will also explore the vital function of each of these parts of the body, common types of stressors, along with related malfunctions and pathologies that might show up in our clients.

Sports Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
A surprisingly large number of people work out or exercise leading to many sports related injuries. A lot of other people who don’t exercise also end up with many muscle, bone, joint and other discomforts, pain, and limited range of motion challenges. Reflexology is famous not only for helping with a wide range of musculoskeletal issues, but also for many challenges in the organs, and glands within the body cavities. Participants in this seminar will learn where and how to work on Feet, Hands, and Ears for a wide range of musculoskeletal challenges as well as internal organ and gland issues: such as, jaw (TMJ), neck, shoulders, thoracic spine, lower back, hips, sacrum, sciatica, legs, knees, arms, elbows, wrist, repetitive stress. The student will also learn where and how to work for brain (headaches), sinuses, heart, lungs, esophagus, stomach (acid reflux), small intestines, large intestines (colon), pancreas, kidneys, urinary bladder, uterus (PMS, cramps), Prostate, and more.

Workplace Sports Fitness Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
A surprisingly large number of people work out or exercise leading to many sports related injuries. A lot of other people who don’t exercise also end up with many muscle, bone, joint and other discomforts, pain, and limited range of motion challenges. Reflexology is famous not only for helping with a wide range of musculoskeletal issues, but also for many challenges in the organs, and glands within the body cavities. Participants in this seminar will learn where and how to work on Feet, Hands, and Ears for a wide range of musculoskeletal challenges as well as internal organ and gland issues and repetitive stress pain, such as: jaw (TMJ), neck, shoulders, thoracic spine, lower back, hips, sacrum, sciatica, legs, knees, arms, elbows, wrists. The student will also learn where and how to work for brain (headaches), sinuses, heart, lungs, esophagus, stomach (acid reflux), small intestines, large intestines (colon), pancreas, kidneys, urinary bladder, uterus (PMS, cramps), Prostate, and more.

Spa Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Workshops - Prerequisites vary

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
The Spa Industry is rapidly growing in hotels, vacation resorts, skin care, fitness, wellness, and beauty centers of all types, creating a growing need for well trained Reflexologists. Student will learn how to apply Foot, Hand, and Ear Reflexology specific to the Spa setting, the use of soothing oils and lotions for the feet & hands; specific relaxation techniques for the feet, hands, & ears; soaking feet in foot baths of different types, and the latest techniques in the spa industry.

Maternity Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Women have many physical, chemical, emotional, social, and physical changes during and after pregnancy. There are major chemical changes progressively take place throughout pregnancy to the nervous, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproductive systems. Also, major biomechanical stresses increasingly as pregnancy progresses have an impact on the pelvis, spine, legs, and circulation of blood and lymph. Also, the more the expectant mother is nurtured the better for the well-being or the growing fetus. Foot Hand Ear Reflexology can reduce bio-emotional highs and lows, relieve a wide range of specific discomforts, and provide safe, caring, compassionate, nurturing touch for the expectant mother, through the extremities. All of this and more will be explored during this class as well as focused hands-on unique touch techniques for Foot, Hand, and Ear Reflexology to be combined into an Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Session specifically focused on the unique needs of the expectant mother.

Infant, Child, Teen Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
We all know, infants, children, and teens are different. They have individualized needs that they are not shy about sharing with us, sometimes shorter attention spans, more active imaginations, sluggishness, hyperactivity, and different touch needs. They never stop sharing their authentic wisdom and truths - if we stop to listen. Expand your relationship with these infants, youngsters, and teens, by learning to better share with them the benefits of relaxation and stress reduction through Foot Hand Ear Reflexology especially catering to their needs.

Elder Geriatric Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Workshops*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
There are over 827,677 citizens in Washington who are 65 or older and would benefit by having you as their reflexologist. Demand for reflexology for seniors is growing dramatically across America. Every reflexologist, massage therapist and bodyworker is likely to have many senior clients with issues unique to this age group. Discover over a dozen of the most common elder age related health issues based on pathologies by anatomical system. During this primarily hands-on workshop, your instructor will guide us through where and how to reflex not only the feet, but for better results, the hands and ears, for these issues. A unique aspect of this class is applying nurturing compassionate touch to the seven regions of the human body, feet, hands, and outer ears. Special attentiveness to contraindications, cautions and elder considerations will also be covered.

Face Reflexology Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Facial Reflexology is a science and art of utilizing the mini map of the human body found on the face to balance and rejuvenate the whole body. Face Reflexology uses a series of fingers and thumb techniques via the mini map on the face that resembles the human body to achieve balance to the body, mind and spirit. In this class you will be learning the 2 important mini reflexology maps of the body found on the face. Along with the specific techniques used for face reflexology, you will also learn the 3 major face Reflexology routines and a lymphatic drainage routine on the face. Based on class interest there also might be discussions about the basic concepts of meridians, herbal formulas, essential oil remedies and Bach flower remedies utilizing the About Face book by Ko Tan as tools to learn how to look and feel great.

Micro Systems Reflexology - World Reflexology Workshop – Powerful Lesser Known Reflexology Maps From Around The World Workshop *

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
20 Exotic Reflexology Maps On Face, Head, Extremities & Energywork Through The Toes
Start your year off by exploring, hands-on, twenty (20) Reflexology maps of the body discovered by medical doctors from around the world during the second half of the twentieth century. Learn about the Korean Reflex Maps - a complete reflex map of the entire body, located in each hand, and, in each foot - not both feet and hands as in the common Western Reflexology maps. Learn and work with Reflexology maps on the nose, face, temple, crown, big web of the hands, the Taiwanese 2nd Metacarpal Reflexology Map, Phases 3 and 4 on the outer ear, and many others. Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers, Reflexologists, Nurses, primary health care providers and others will be able to work with these lesser Reflexology Maps separately, or incorporate them into their current touch therapy practices. You will be amazed at the profound power of what you will learn. Imagine being able to bring about profound relaxation, and even emotional release, with the lightest touch, just on the ten toes and ten fingers. In class, apply these unique techniques discovered by Bill, during his years of teaching Reflexology around the world. Until you experience it, it’s hard to believe how profound these can be. Students will practice on each other the “Brazilian Toe Technique,” the “California Toe Technique,” as well as the “Canadian Toe Technique.” Most people are amazed at how such light work can lead to such deep relaxation and occasionally such significant emotional releases. This class is ideal for all who would like to have simple, easy, gentle ways to induce profound relaxation.

CS I - Condition Specific Foot Hand Ear Reflexology I: for Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s Disease, Strokes and Cardiovascular Disease*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, Strokes, and Cardiovascular Diseases are almost of epidemic proportions today. In a clinical setting, using Integrative Medical approaches, Foot Hand Ear Reflexology has become an integral part of caring for patients with these chronic and degenerative health challenges. During this hands-on Seminar, students will learn about the related anatomy and physiology issues specific to people who have Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, Strokes, or Cardiovascular Diseases. Participants will also learn where and how to work on Feet, Hands, and Ears for relieving stresses related to Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, Strokes, and Cardiovascular Diseases.

CS II - Condition Specific Foot Hand Ear Reflexology II: for Anxiety, Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Depression, Fatigue and Multiple Sclerosis (MS)*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Fatigue, Anxiety/Depression, and Arthritis are almost of epidemic proportions. The incidence of Multiple Sclerosis/MS and Cerebral Palsy/CP is growing, causing terrible pain and suffering. In a clinical setting, using Integrative Medical approaches, Foot Hand Ear Reflexology has become an integral part of caring for patients with these chronic and degenerative health challenges. During this hands-on Seminar, students will learn where and how to work on Feet, Hands, and Ears for relieving stresses related to Fatigue, Anxiety/Depression, Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis/MS, and Cerebral Palsy/CP.

CS III - Condition Specific Foot Hand Ear Reflexology III: for Kidney Disease, Prostatitis, Crohn’s Disease, Asthma and Spinal Conditions*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Problems with kidneys, colon, spine, prostate and asthma are almost of epidemic proportions. The incidence of kidney, colon, spine, prostate and asthma problems is growing, causing terrible pain and suffering. In a clinical setting, using Integrative Medical approaches, Foot Hand Ear Reflexology has become an integral part of caring for patients with these chronic and degenerative health challenges. During this hands-on Seminar, students will learn where and how to work on Feet, Hands, and Ears for relieving stresses related to kidneys, colon, spine, prostate and asthma.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Workshop*

The rate of increase in the number of people suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD has grown dramatically in America during the past fifteen years. Although PTSD has grown most noticeably through out American military forces, it is becoming more recognized as an issue from domestic violence, social violence and survivors of manmade and natural disasters. The purpose of the course is to apply Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology for those suffering from PTSD. During this class we will learn what PTSD is, who is affected by PTSD, to understand the Neurological pathology of PTSD, and current medical standard treatments & explanation of the relationship between Reflexology to PTSD. Most of the time will be devoted to hands-on applying foot reflexology, hand reflexology and ear reflexology into an Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Session for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation of the Extremities Workshop*

A high proportion of work related, sports related and everyday-at-home related injuries impact the forearms and hands, as well as, the lower legs and feet. Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation when applied appropriately can facilitate restoration of range of motion, reduced pain, enhanced neuromuscular function and accelerated recovery. When PNF is applied with foot and hand reflexology, the soft tissues of the hands and feet can be more receptive to hands-on reflexing techniques. During this class we will learn who may be helped using PNF techniques, explore the many benefits of PNF, cautions and contraindications to applying PNF to the extremities. During most of this hands-on class you will practice two different approaches to applying Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation techniques, targeted for Forearms & Wrists, Hands & Fingers, Lower Legs & Ankles, Feet & Toes. For graduates of any of the Condition Specific classes, this class will take your knowledge, skills and confidence to a much deeper level.

38 Pathologies of the Feet Hands Outer Ears Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
While in Western Pathology Classes in acupuncture school, I constantly found myself exclaiming, 'Reflexologists need to know this!' "Who knew that acupuncture school could send me back to Reflexology with more dedication than ever? I understand that Reflexologists and other natural health practitioners do not diagnose, but knowledge is power." - Lisa M. Chan, LAc, PhD. It seems, more than ever, Reflexologists are working closely with their Western and Eastern medicine counterparts. Anyone dealing with feet, hands and outer ears would benefit from knowing or reviewing some of the possible reasons that people have non-healing wounds, edema, swelling, shooting pains, structural irregularities, weakness, neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel and repetitive disorders; or how diabetes, genetic disorders, DVT, MRSA, TB, AIDS, allergic reactions, cellulitis, phlebitis, lymphedema, syphilis, possible skin cancer, athletes foot, and how these may show up in, or impact feet, hands or outer ears. And, although Reflexologists and natural health practitioners do not diagnose, it can be valuable to learn when, and some ways of how, to refer clients to podiatrists, chiropractors, ERs, MDs and dermatologists. Additionally, learn hands-on techniques and exercises to help with structural issues of the feet and hands, as well as when to glove up and mask up with your clients, and how to clear your session/treatment rooms and yourselves after working with sick or possibly contagious people.

Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Biomechanics of the Feet, Hands Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
This workshop explores principles of anatomy, physiology, 10 pathologies, and 8 biomechanics of Feet, Hands and Ears, along with practicing Hands-on 20 minute protocols to enhance the healthy biomechanics of the Feet and Hands. By the end of this workshop participants will be able to describe the anatomy and physiology of the Feet, Hands and Ears; identify 9 pathologies and how they relate to the Feet and Hands; demonstrate 8 biomechanical movements of the Hands and Feet; identify 6 the warning signs for specific pathologies on the Hands and Feet; list reflex locations on the Feet, Hands and Ears for working on specific pathologies; demonstrate exercises to help enhance proper biomechanics of the Hands and Feet; and demonstrate a 20 minute Hands-on protocol to enhance proper biomechanics in the Feet and Hands.

Emotional Release Reflexology Workshop*

Memory of past emotional and physical traumas is stored in various locations in the tissues of the human body. Emotional Release Reflexology has been designed and successfully applied for over a decade in Germany and several Balkan countries to aid in release of past adverse emotions that have been locked in the body. The purpose of the course is to teach practitioner how to use reflexology to assist in releasing past emotions that may be having adverse emotional or physical impact on the body. More and more research proves the relation between emotional pressure and its effects on physical health. Besides the adverse effects of unhealthy stress, the roots for burnout and depression often are found in past emotions and trauma. With ERR we have a tool to touch those issues by touching the body through reflex-areas in the feet. In this class you will learn how to work on specific reflex-areas of the feet, which are connected to a person’s emotional level. You will also learn how to cope with and release emotions, which disable a person from unfolding his/her potential and bring back higher Quality of Life. During this primarily hands-on class, techniques will also be practiced to balance out the emotional experience during and mainly at the end of each ERR Session.

Beginning Metamorphosis Workshop

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Many of us have heard that chemical, emotional, and physical stresses on the baby before birth, can show up as emotional and physical challenges later in life. Where the theory of Reflexology is that it reduces stress from the time of birth to present time, part of the theory of Metamorphosis is that it reduces stress from the point of conception to the point of birth. During this fascinating Seminar, students will learn the principles behind Metamorphosis, remarkably gentle techniques applied to the specific parts of the feet, hands, and head, and how Metamorphosis can be used by itself, or incorporated in many of the touch therapies. As the name suggests, some people experience moderate to substantial life changes that they attribute to a series of Metamorphic sessions.

Advanced Metamorphosis Workshop*****

For years Beginning Metamorphosis Students have been asking for an Advanced Metamorphosis Workshop. Here it is. In this class the students will learn advanced applications of the Metamorphosis Approach. We will learn hand symbols that can be used to address specific time periods in the gestation time and release stress that originated in the past. We will take an in depth look at life patterns that are formed during fetal gestation and explore the effects on one’s life. The philosophy behind Metamorphosis will be studied thoroughly as to the impact of Metamorphosis on genetic imprints, our relationships, and in global issues. We will work with case studies and fine-tune our way of working with specific focus groups. We also will address how this unique approach can be used towards creating balance in one’s life and on our planet, which is strongly needed at this time of great change and uncertainty. *****Prerequisite: Beginning Metamorphosis.

Polarity Foot & Hand Reflexology Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Polarity Reflexology combines working energetically with the Five Elements of Polarity Therapy; Earth, Fire, Water, Air and Ether, with Foot & Hand Reflexology. Learn how the 5 elements (slightly different from Chinese Medicine) affect you, your client and your sessions together. It can become part of the way you communicate in all aspects of your life, including how you, the practitioner speak, move, touch and make protocol-related decisions, i.e. what areas of the feet and hands to emphasize for balancing your client elementally. A completely new In-Take Form and protocols are included, based on your client's Five Element needs, such as grounding/fear (earth), motivating creativity (fire), grieving (ether), panic (air), not letting go (water). Being able to identify these elements in your clients, their bodies, their voices and their complaints helps identify opportunities for incorporating the 5 elements seamlessly into your sessions. Instructor, Lisa Chan, LAc, PhD, and RPP (Registered Polarity Practitioner) considers the principles of Polarity Reflexology a core part of all of her sessions as well as the larger world around her, outside of sessions. Come join the exploration of the 5 Elements, their corresponding sounds, music, voice, touch, movement, body mapping and Foot & Hand Reflexology in a new way of seeing your world and making a deeper, more connected impact on your work and life.

Thai / Chinese Foot Reflexology & Footwork Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Contrary to popular belief, Reflexology was introduced to China only during the past 40 years. It has spread like wild fire and is now used extensively throughout Asia. Massage Therapists, Bodyworkers, Reflexologists, and other professionals have been hearing of especially effective touch therapies coming out of Thailand. During this Seminar, students will learn a complete hands-on foot and lower leg routine as practiced in Thailand as well as many of the latest approaches to Foot Reflexology to come out of China. Hundreds of Reflexology Research studies have been conducted in clinics, hospitals, and medical teaching centers throughout Asia, using many of the techniques the student will learn during this Seminar. This work is fun, deeply relaxing, and has a dramatic ability to increase circulation not only in the feet, but also throughout the rest of the body.

Acupressure - Forearms & Hands, Lower Legs & Feet Workshop

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
There are two primary reflex therapies: Reflexology, which deals with pressure maps that look like a shape of the human body, found primarily on the feet, hands, and outer ears, and, Acupressure, which deals with long thin energy lines called Meridians. Students will learn the 12 main meridians, the functions and uses of many of the points, how to actually locate them, and different ways of holding and working with these acupressure reflex points. This work can be used alone or combined with Massage, Bodywork, Reflexology, and other touch therapies. Practitioners who combine acupressure and Reflexology often get better results.

Intentionality & Visualization In The Healing ProcessWorkshop

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Extensive scientific research has been conducted around the world documenting the power of intentionality and visualization, as reported by the author Lynne McTaggart and others. Most people suffer emotionally and physically from the effects of prolonged or excessively intense stress. Learn various time proven techniques of intentionality and visualization to increase the results you get when working on yourself, your loved ones, and clients. This is a highly experiential workshop, with emphasis being placed on practical easy to use approaches from Native American to New Age Traditions. Learn how to incorporate what you learn with Foot, Hand, and Ear Reflexology.

How To Build A Thriving Reflexology Private Practice In Less Than A Year Workshop*

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
If you would like to have a thriving, highly success, financially rewarding private practice, this workshop is for you! Most people in the fields of Massage, Bodywork, Reflexology, touch therapies, psychology and other therapies are self-employed. Success is based not only on their being caring and skilled, but to a major degree, success is dependent upon the ability to effectively market themselves. During this nuts and bolts practical seminar, identify your targeted markets, select marketing approaches best suited to your personality, budget, and circumstances; develop brochures and other printed materials, discover several forms of free advertising, learn how to use the power of safe respectful time proven “Word-of-Mouth Marketing,” how to cultivate your main source of referrals, and ways of using the Internet to maximum advantage. This Seminar is for the new, as well as for the experienced practitioner who would like to refresh or upgrade their marketing success.

Technique Review - Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Workshop**

CE Hours for ARCB, NCBTMB, ABMP, and many States
Many practitioners of Reflexology find that an occasional review of the many touch techniques unique to the field of Reflexology to be very helpful. Review of techniques on Feet, Hands, and Ears can bring optimum effectiveness while helping to eliminate the discomforts from thumbs, hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, and back that can result from less than proper body leverage and technique. During this hands-on seminar, students will review the use of gentle, medium, and firm pressure on Feet, Hands, and Ears using proper body leverage rather than brute strength, to attentively and gradually go deeper, over time, rather than intruding into the tissue. Flat, medium, and high thumb and finger techniques; small, medium, and large movements; practitioner positioning on the chair are just some of the other aspects of technique that will be explored in class. Eight touch techniques unique to the ears will be practiced. A variety of new techniques for the Feet and Hands will also be learned.


 
Prerequisites
* Beginning Foot Reflexology from a hands-on school
** Prerequisite: At least 28 Hours of Beginning Foot Hand Ear Reflexology from a hands-on school
*** Beginning Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology from the Academy
**** Beginning Foot Hand Ear Reflexology from a hands-on school
***** Beginning Metamorphosis

 

Meet Your Long Term Caring
Highly Skilled & Experienced Instructors

The American Academy of Reflexology
Core Instructors

Bill Flocco

Lisa Chan

Stefanie Sabounchian

Ko Tan

Robin Varga

The American Academy of Reflexology
2018 Specialty CE Instructors

Bill Flocco, Founder/Director of the American Academy of Reflexology, has been a teacher in the fields of health and education for over 57 years. Bill has taught “The Flocco Method: Integrating Foot, Hand & Ear Reflexology” on four continents, in Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, and across the USA. He is past President of the International Council of Reflexologists, Founder of World Reflexology Week, author of Reflexology Books, Workbooks, Manuals, is a leading published Reflexology Researcher, and strong advocate on behalf of the Reflexology Profession.

Lisa Chan LAc PhD Lisa earned her Full Reflexology Certificate from the American Academy of Reflexology in 1991 and has been teaching Academy classes in various parts of California and the USA since 1995. Lisa is a licensed Acupuncturist, has an active Reflexology and Acupuncture practice in the Greater Los Angeles area, has conducted the popular Beginning and Integrated Certificate Course, Spa Reflexology, Infant, Child, Teen Reflexology, and other classes for many years. She hosted her own cable TV show called “Healers on Healing,” was editor of the “Reflexology Digest” for the Reflexology Association of California, and author of Reflexology Coloring Book

Helga Dittmann ND Helga is a practicing Naturopathic Doctor in Germany, has had a thriving reflexology practice in Central & Southern Germany since 1984, developed Emotional Release Reflexology in 1998 and since then Helga has taught ERR extensively in Europe – Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, as well as in the USA. Helga is an Academy Graduate, Past President of the German Reflexology Association & the Reflexology in Europe Network, RiEN, and is widely known as an innovative, compassionate, attentive, insightful and highly skilled instructor.

Maryejo Del Meijer is one of the world’s leading experts in the natural science of Metamorphosis. Maryejo has a BA in Early Childhood Education, a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology, and another Masters Degree in Family Counseling and is certified Body Worker. Maryejo has the unique distinction of having lived with the Robert St. John family for two years. St. John discovered and developed the Metamorphic Technique and personally instructed Maryejo in this gentle, yet profoundly powerful method. As a practitioner of Metamorphosis for over twenty-five years, she is remarkably perceptive and unique in the field of Metamorphosis.

Paul Harvey has studied with a number of Reflexology teachers, and is a graduate of the Academy. Paul is Past Chairperson of the National Health Federation, Past Board member of the Reflexology Association of California, and has been a consultant to the Reflexology Association of America. He maintains a thriving Reflexology practice and works as a Reflexologist with a team of five Doctors at the world famous Whittaker Clinic in Southern California. With extensive experience as a Clinical Reflexologist, Paul teaches a variety of “Condition Specific” workshops, with Foot Hand Ear Reflexology, as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation with Reflexology.

Stefanie Sabounchian, Stefanie studied and practiced Reflexology for many years in her home country of Germany before she came to the United States in 2000. She earned her Reflexology Certificate in Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology from the American Academy of Reflexology in 2002, is Nationally Certified with the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB), is Past-President of the Reflexology Association of California (RAC), and has a thriving Reflexology practice in Southern California. Stefanie is author of Press Here! Reflexology for Beginners. Foot Reflexology: A Practice for Promoting Health.

Ko Tan earned his Full Reflexology Certification from the Academy in 1990 and has been teaching Academy classes in various parts of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Tan is a Past Board Member of the International Council of Reflexologists (ICR), the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB), and the Georgia Reflexology Organization (GRO). Tan has been teaching the Academy Beginning Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Course, Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexology Certificate Course, Face Reflexology, and other classes for many years. Tan is Author of the Face Reflexology book About Face as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine Simplified.

Robin Varga Robin earned her Full Reflexology Certificate from the American Academy of Reflexology in 1994 and has been teaching Academy classes in various parts of California and other states ever since. Robin teaches Beginning Foot Hand Ear Reflexology, Spa Reflexology, and the Full Certificate Course in Northern California. Her enthusiasm, combined with a full time Reflexology and massage practice, give her a rich range of experiences to help your learning be enjoyable, practical, and deeply rewarding. Robin is Past President of the Reflexology Association of California (RAC) and for years was active on RAC Legislative Options Committee.

We have taught thousands around the world to be highly successful Integrated Foot Hand Ear Reflexologists, and, look forward to doing the same for you.

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