Introduction to Reflexology
Theory, History, and Fundamentals of this Pressure-Point Bodywork Modality
Reflexology is a gentle bodywork modality that encourages the body towards homeostasis in all physical and energetic systems. Primary benefits include deep relaxation, improved circulation, and an enhanced sense of well-being.
Introduction to Reflexology is a combined in-person and online course, part of The Barefoot Dragonfly's 300-hour Professional Reflexology Certificate program. There are no prerequisites to this module and students may register at any time. Studio classes are scheduled year-round and announced via email and online. In-person hours must be fulfilled prior to the student proceeding to the next module. Exceptions may be made to students of other programs wishing to further enhance their training via distance education, those requests can be made via email and are approved on a case-by-case basis.
- Therapeutic Reflexology: A Step-by-Step Guide to Professional Competence by Paula S. Stone, ISBN: 9780131579248 - as of January 2019 this textbook is no longer in print, until the second edition is published the author has given permission for Amy to print B&W copies which are available at cost to students ($35)
- Stories the Feet Can Tell Thru Reflexology / Stories the Feet Have Told Thru Reflexology by Eunice Ingham, ISBN: 0961180439
- Bring to in-person classes:
- Note taking aids
- Sack lunch (herbal tea and light snacks are provided)
About this Course
This course will provide an overview of the history and theories, the structure and function of the foot and lower leg, foot assessment, and techniques employed in this modality. Students will practice techniques on classmates during the in-person portion of the class.
Introduction to Reflexology: Module One is part of The Barefoot Dragonfly's 300-hour Professional Reflexology Certificate program. Students complete theory lessons online and attend practicum lessons and clinical reviews in person at our Austin, Texas studio.
Next scheduled in-person portion of this module will be held at the Austin studio on the following date: Monday, October 7th, 2019. Which means the last day to enroll in this module is Sunday, September 1st so you can have all six weeks of lessons completed by Sunday, October 6th before the practicum the following day.
Amy Kreydin, Board Certified Reflexologist and Clinical Aromatherapist, has been in private practice since 2004. Kreydin received her certificate as a Certified Reflexologist from the Palmer Institute in Salem, MA in 2004, and was awarded her board certificate in Reflexology from the American Reflexology Certification Board in 2006. She trained at a Harvard teaching hospital in Boston, MA and obtained her Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner (CCAP) in 2011. In 2015 and 2016 Amy received her advanced diploma in Aromatic Medicine from The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy, and the Heal Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She has lectured and taught classes in wellness institutes, hospitals, colleges, conferences, and clinics since 2007. Kreydin is passionate about whole body wellness and loves helping folks reach their health goals to live an abundant, vibrant, and balanced life.