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Reflexology Courses

The following courses are offered through the Reflexology Association of Canada. Reflexology Therapists must be certified in foot reflexology prior to taking the hand or ear courses.

UPCOMING COURSES WITH CALYNDA​

 

Click Here To: REGISTER FOR THE FOOT REFLEXOLOGY COURSE

 

FOOT REFLEXOLOGY COURSE (Intensive):

Starting in January 2018, the Foot Reflexology Course is being divided into two parts for the classes that I teach.


Foot Reflexology Part 1 - Theory portion of the training is taught over one weekend. There are several sessions available throughout the year; however, Part 1 must be completed before starting Part 2. Theory is available online for those wishing to study at home or as in class training effective January 1, 2018. The written exam to test the theory portion of the class MUST be written in person. Exams will not be made available online.

Part 2 - Practical portion of the course will also be available several times throughout the year. Choose one date that works the best for you.

The dates you choose for Part 1 In-class OR Part 1 Online and Part 2 have to be selected upon registration for the course.

 

FOOT REFLEXOLOGY COURSES FOR 2018

 

FOOT REFLEXOLOGY COURSE - PART 1 THEORY CLASS TRAINING DATES

Click here to: REGISTER FOR THE FOOT COURSE

(ONLINE)  - Available January 1, 2018 

​(To register for the online session, choose Feb 21, 2018 start date)

Part 1 Foot Reflexology Theory is available as of January 1, 2018. Your manual will be mailed to you for studying purposes and you will be granted access to the membership site where you will have access to the training videos and learning materials usually offered during classroom training.

 

IN - CLASS DATES & TIMES

 

Foot Reflexology Course - Part 1 Theory (January Class)

  • Course ID: 01-19-F1-18-CT 
    • January 19, 2018: 6pm – 9pm & January 20 & 21: 9am – 6 pm

 

Foot Reflexology Course - Part 1 Theory (April Class)

  • Course ID: 04-27-F1-18-CT
    • April 27, 2018: 6pm – 9pm & April 28 & 29: 9am – 6 pm

 

Foot Reflexology Course - Part 1 Theory (September Class)

  • ​Course ID: 09-14-F1-18-CT
    • September 14, 2018: 6pm- 9pm & September 15&16: 9am – 6pm

 

FOOT REFLEXOLOGY PART 2 - PRACTICAL IN CLASS TRAINING DATES 

Click here to: REGISTER FOR THE FOOT COURSE

Part 2 Foot Reflexology Course - Practical (March Class)

  • Course ID: 03-3-F2-18-CT 
    • March 3 & 4: 9 am – 6 pm

Part 2 Foot Reflexology Course - Practical (May Class)

  • Course ID: 05-26-F2-18-CT 
    • May 26 & 27: 9 am – 6 pm

Part 2 Foot Reflexology Course - Practical (June Class)

  • Course ID: 06-09-F2-18-CT
    • June 9 & 10: 9 am – 6 pm 

 

Part 2 Foot Reflexology Course - Practical (October Class)

  • Course ID: 10-13-F2-18-CT 
    • Oct 13 & 14: 9 am – 6 pm

 

Part 2 Foot Reflexology Course - Practical (November Class)

  • Course ID: 11-24-F2-18-CT
    • November 24 & 25: 9 am – 6 pm 

 

RCRT & CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM

Continual professional development is critical for every professional to undertake to maintain skills, increase business awareness, and build networks.

This is why RAC’s Continuing Education Program is mandatory to maintain the Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT) designation and Professional Membership with RAC.

RAC values the professional development of their members and encourages all members to continually seek out courses and other opportunities to maintain and improve their skills.

 

HAND REFLEXOLOGY COURSE (Intensive)

PRE-REQUISITE: MUST BE AN RCRT TO TAKE COURSE:

 

FEBRUARY 2018

Course ID: 02-02-H-18-CT 

  • Dates & Times: Feb 2: 6-9 pm;  Feb 3 & 4: 9 am - 6 pm 
  • Location: Regina (TBD)

 

OCTOBER 2018

Course ID: 10-26-H-18-CT 

Dates & Times: Oct 26: 6-9 pm;  Oct  27 & 28: 9 am - 6 pm 
Location: Regina (TBD)

Foot Reflexology

This course is accredited for the following continuing education credits with Massage Associations.

  • MTAA - 17.5 Secondary Credits for in-class time only
  • MTAS - 63.5 Credits in Primary Category
  • MTAM -  8 Secondary Credits
  • College of Massage Therapists of Ontario 79 CEUs in Category A

 

Pre-requisites

Must be 18 years of age or have completed high school.

 

Course Breakdown

Total course hours are 186.5

  • 35 in-class hours in a format selected by the teacher
  • 25 hours of a home study program
  • 2-hour written exam
  • Practicum of 60 treatments
  • 3-hour mandatory practical review
  • 1.5-hour practical exam

Purpose

The purpose of this training course is outlined in the following five general objectives:

  • Explain the principles of Reflexology
  • Gain understanding of how the body systems function in Anatomy and Physiology
  • Learn to read the map of the body on the feet
  • Learn how to stimulate the reflexes on the foot in a safe, effective therapeutic treatment
  • Become a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist with the Reflexology Association of Canada.

 

Course Outline


History and Theory of Reflexology

Covers a historical and theoretical overview and background to Reflexology, the healing crisis and how it affects the client and the healing process, structure and function of the foot, how and why it works, zone and neural pathways of the body and terminology.

 

Biomechanics of the Foot and Foot Assessment Techniques

Covers identification of foot conditions, their origins, assessment of the overall structure of the foot.

 

Completing a Reflexology Case Study

Covers the client/therapist interview process, review reasons for completing of a Health Record and documenting a session on a Treatment Record.

 

Anatomy and Physiology

Covers an introduction and explanation of the anatomy and physiology of the systems in the body, related conditions, and how to locate the reflexes on the foot that correlate to each system.

The systems include:

The Nervous System
The Endocrine System
The Respiratory System
The Cardiovascular System
The Digestive System
The Urinary or Renal System
The Immune and Lymphatic Systems
The Reproductive Systems
The Musculoskeletal System

 

Key Areas of Emphasis for Specific Conditions in Reflexology

Introduces the student to an explanation and breakdown of each condition and the related systems and reflexes commonly affected within each condition.

RAC Approved Reflexology Method (following national and international standards)

Covers treatment guidelines including providing a healing environment and hygienic practice, what to do before and after a session, a full reflexology procedure including method, pacing and technique.

 

Business and Financial Information

Covers RAC Code of Conduct and Ethics, Standards of Practice, health and insurance plans, confidentiality, advertising, professionalism, business operation, and what makes a successful clinic.

 

Practicum

The practicum time allows the student to practice the routine in a professional manner (as taught in the classroom). The purpose is to develop thorough case studies consisting of a Health Record, Treatment Records, assessment documentation and evaluation for each client. Each student must complete 60 treatments (for a total of 120 practice hours). The practicum should include a minimum of 6 clients and a maximum of 10. A maximum of 3 clients with one session each will be accepted.

 

Mandatory Review

There is a 3-hour mandatory review given by the teacher half-way through the practicum.  The goal is for the teacher and students to come together to review and evaluate the student’s case studies as well as the Reflexology Method. Each student must come prepared to present a minimum of 2 case studies with a minimum of 20 recorded treatments. Additional reviews may be requested by either the student or the teacher.

*** When a student has successfully completed the review and 40 case studies, s/he will be allowed to charge a maximum of $20.00 for the each of the remaining 20 treatments. ***

 

Home Study and Exam Preparation

The Exam Preparation chapter in the manual covers suggestions on how to help prepare for both the theoretical and practical exams.

The theoretical exam must be completed within 3 months of the last day of class. (Those traveling a significant distance may contact RAC Head Office to discuss the possibility of a Proctor for the exam. Extensions are available.) The Workbook must be completed and submitted to the teacher at the time of the theoretical exam to receive recognition for having completed 25 hours of home study.

The practical exam must be completed within 1 year of the last day of class. (Extensions are available.) The practical component of 60 treatments must be submitted to the examiner at the time of the l exam. All students must have completed the mandatory review, have a professional treatment by a RAC certified member or teacher (at the rate charged by the member or teacher) and be a current member before the exam may be administered.

 

Award of RAC National Certificate

Upon successfully completion of the program, the student will be credited with 186.5 course hours, awarded a fully embossed certificate and a transcript of marks. This course fully qualifies graduates to practice this profession as a highly trained and skilled RAC Certified Reflexology Therapist.

 

Hand Reflexology

Click here to download the Hand Reflexology Course registration form

The following provides information regarding the RAC Hand Certification Course. This course is a certification program. This course is a part of a larger curriculum that RAC offers to its members.

Pre-requisites

RAC Hand Course registrants must be a Foot Reflexologists (either RAC certified or having completed a course equivalent to RAC training) and a Professional Member of the Reflexology Association of Canada.

Course Hours

The RAC Hand Reflexology course is 71 hours: 18 in-class hours (in a format selected by the teacher), 5 hours of a home study program, a 1.5-hour written exam, a practicum of 45 hours (30 treatments) and a 1.5-hour practical exam.

Course Outline

Includes:

History of Hand Reflexology
Theory of Hand Reflexology
Contra-Indications of Hand Reflexology
Zones and Referral Areas of the Hands
Hand Reflexology Health Record
The Structure and Function of the Hand
Hand and Nail Observations
The Meridians of the Hand
Anatomy and Physiology
Key Areas of Emphasis for Specific Conditions in Reflexology
Session Protocol and Hand Palpation
Hand Reflexology Relaxation Techniques
Complete Hand Reflexology Routine
Practical Sessions: the practical portion is repeated several times throughout the course in order to gain skill in application and evaluation.

Home Study

Home study guides the student through the course material. Each student must complete the Home Study Workbook and submit it for review at the time of the theoretical exam. Once completed and reviewed, the student is accredited 5 hours of home study.

Practicum

The practicum is a time for students to perfect the protocol associated with the practice of Hand Reflexology. Students must find their own clients and complete 30 treatments in a Case Study context where each case study consists of a health record, treatment records and assessment documentation. Case studies must be submitted for review at the time of the practical exam. Once completed and reviewed, the student is accredited 45 practicum hours.

Exams

The Exam Preparation chapter in the manual offers suggestions on how to help prepare for both the theoretical and practical exams.

The 1.5-hour theoretical exam must be completed within 3 months of the last day of class. (Those traveling a significant distance may contact RAC Head Office to discuss the possibility of a Proctor for the exam. Extensions are available.) The Home Study Workbook must be completed and submitted to the teacher at the time of the theoretical exam to receive recognition for having completed 5 hours of home study. Students must be Professional members in good standing before the exam may be administered.

The 1.5-hour practical exam must be completed within 6 months of the last day of class. (Extensions are available.) The practical component of 30 treatments must be submitted to the examiner before the exam may begin. Students must be Professional members in good standing at the time of the exam.

Award of RAC National Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be credited with 71 course hours, awarded an embossed certificate and receive a transcript of marks. This course fully qualifies graduates to practice as a highly trained and skilled RAC Certified Hand Reflexology Therapist.

Course Fees

RAC course fees (subject to change) are as follows:  $625.00. This is on top of any memberhship fees that may be required to get your membership status current with RAC.  All fees are subject to the most current Refund policy in place at the time.

Click here to download the Hand Reflexology Course registration form