Lots of definitions exist about reflexology. It is important your reflexologist know a definition of reflexology and prepare you in advance for what to expect from a session. Contact the reflexology school for reflexology classes and reflexology training with reflexology certification for professionals at: email@example.com
Reflexologists use a reflexology foot chart
The definition of reflexology is just about as diverse as the personalities of its different practitioners. Reflexology classes, reflexology training at reflexology schools all define it just a little bit differently. Just about every author of reflexology and there are hundreds of titles listed on the popular on-line bookseller Amazon.com defines reflexology in a different way.
The Reflexology Association of America defines reflexology like this: A non-invasive complementary modality involving the use of alternating pressure applied to the reflexes within the reflex maps of the body located on the feet, hands and outer ears.
For anyone to remember a definition and be able to explain reflexology well to people who are curious about it, you must have a simple, yet educated, definition. The keep-it-simple-enough-that-a-10-year-old-can-understand adage is drilled into the minds of students throughout their training at the Professional Reflexology Certification Program. Call 317-403-5051 for information or go to http://www.restore-inc.com/reflexologycertification.html
The Reflexology Association of America claims reflexology is:
Supported by global research studies
National Institute of Health recognizes it as an Integrative Therapy.
What Reflexology Is NOT
Reflexology does not replace traditional medical care. A reflexologist is NOT a doctor and should not profess to cure, diagnose or treat any specific condition. Make sure the reflexologist you choose does not profess to do that. Reflexology is best used in collaboration with the care you receive from your doctor. At the Professional Reflexology Certification Program, we believe it is imperative that practitioners understand something called scope of practice. Scope of practice is a way of defining the limitations of reflexology to protect a practitioner from working outside his training capabilities and to protect potential clients from practitioners who work beyond the scope of training that reflexology provides.
In the school, students are taught the Five Rules of an Ethical Reflexology Practice. They are:
Reflexologists do not diagnose a condition. Just as no two people are alike, neither are reflexes. They vary from person to person, so no one can be totally confident that an area of tenderness on the foot?which many schools of reflexology claim indicate imbalance in the organ or system?is indicative of an illness or condition. Foot sensitivity can be related to other conditions. Example: a trauma or injury.
Reflexologists do not predict.A reflexologist is not a psychic. You cannot predict a disease or condition will manifest just because a reflex is tender.
Reflexologists do not treat for a specific medical or other condition. This is an ARCB mandate used to protect reflexologists in states where the practicing medicine without a license danger is imminent due to state laws. There are a great many reflexologists in states and countries worldwide who claim to be able to assist individuals with conditions such as diabetes, infertility, migraines and neck tension.
Reflexologists do not recommend over-the-counter medications, vitamins or herbs. This can be considered as prescribing medications.
Reflexologists do not prescribe or adjust prescription medications. A professional reflexologist always refers a client back to a physician or other medical professional such as podiatrist, dentist or chiropractor with specific questions.
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