- Jul 21, 2020
- 1 min
Certification Update - Mentorship
Given our continued state of uncertainty, I am offering those interested in becoming a reflexologist the opportunity to take the class...
Reflexology is a non-invasive, therapeutic technique affecting the entire organism. Using a specialized technique applied to the feet, hands or outer ears, reflexology induces relaxation and can stabilize various organs and hormones, helping to balance one’s entire neurobiological system. Learn how you can provide this for others.
SoleWise School of Reflexology offers a 300 hour reflexology certification course two times per year.
The course includes 180 hours of hands-on learning including
Anatomy and Physiology,
120 hours can be worked around your own schedule and include
a multi-media report and
Given changes determined by the pandemic, classes run with 1-3 participants. Schedules are determined by availability of students. Some classes may be held on weekdays, some on weekends.
SoleWise School of Reflexology is licensed by the Maine Department of Education and is the only state approved Reflexology School in Maine. Students become certified in foot and hand reflexology and will qualify to apply for the national certification with the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB).
Application for the Certification Course
Applying for attendance in this course requires a simple application along with an essay indicating your reasons for wanting this for yourself. It should also include some background information on your career to-date. If you've been a stay-at-home Mom or Dad, that counts!
Information on tuition and payment plans are found on the Tuition page. As part of the tuition, students receive two reflexology books, a hand and a foot chart suitable for hanging on the wall and a study chart. For this reason, early registration allows for time to order necessary supplies.
Classes are held from 8:30 to 4:00 generally. Some classes may be held on Zoom; most are in-person. Request information on the current schedule.
Research shows that benefits of reflexology include reduction in stress, improved sleep patterns and increased circulation, all of which contribute to improved health. This ancient healing art utilizes the principle that applied pressure to reflex points on the feet, hand and ears, will reflexively stimulate energy to a related organ in the body and promote healing.
Just doing what reflexology does best – relieving stress – helps the body to return to balance, enabling improved digestion and elimination of waste.
Reflexology resolves to release much of the pent up energy in the human body creating blocks contributing to fatigue.
The reflexologist concentrates on stimulation of the colon, urinary tract, liver, lymphatic system and the lungs. This stimulates the body to eliminate the toxins.
Anxiety and depression are the most common mental health problems. The relaxation benefits of reflexology tend to extend beyond massages. For example, a 2002 study published in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics found that a foot massage and reflexology could decrease depression and anxiety in postmenopausal women.
In the U.S., osteoarthritis affects over 50 million people, and it is more common than rheumatoid arthritis. Several studies suggest that reflexology can reduce the pain associated with arthritis.
Migraine & Tension
Foot reflexology can also effectively reduce tension and migraine headaches.