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Introduction to Reflexology

Theory, History, and Fundamentals of this Pressure-Point Bodywork Modality

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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.

Required Materials:

  • Therapeutic Reflexology: A Step-by-Step Guide to Professional Competence by Paula S. Stone, ISBN: 9780131579248
  • Stories the Feet Can Tell Thru Reflexology / Stories the Feet Have Told Thru Reflexology by Eunice Ingham, ISBN: 0961180439
  • Bring to in-person classes:
    • Writing paper and utensils should be brought to each class
    • Foot powder (arrowroot powder and corn starch are popular), hand cleaner spray or gel, unscented wet wipes.

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.

The 300 hour course meets the educational guidelines set forth by the Reflexology Association of America (RAA),and prepares students to take the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) exam.


Next scheduled in-person portion of this module will be held at the Austin studio on the following date:

Tuesday, March 5th, 9am-5pm


Your Instructor


Amy Kreydin
Amy Kreydin

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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