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Reflexology Association of America

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What is Reflexology?

RAA's Definition of Reflexology

Reflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, hook and backup and rotating-on-a-point, applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands. These techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body’s efforts to function optimally. The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complementary practice within the holistic health field.

Reflexology Is Also...

  • Recognized worldwide by national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complementary practice within the holistic health field.
  • Supported by over 300 global research studies, including three grants (of several million dollars each) funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to test the efficacy of reflexology on breast cancer patients.
  • Recognized by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) as a separate integrative therapy.

An Experienced, Skilled Reflexologist Will...

  • Have a Reflexology-based education (minimum 200 hours).
  • Continue his/her education, staying abreast of new discoveries in the field.
  • Have the experience needed to address a client's concerns.
  • Be involved with professional memberships:
    • State association and/or
    • National association (RAA)
  • May a board certification: American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB).

Benefits Frequently Experienced

  • Stress reduction
  • Relaxation
  • Pain management
  • Improved body function
  • Sustained strength and increased wellness

Typical Session

  • Approximately 60 minutes.
  • Only footwear is removed.
  • Received in reclining chair or on massage table.
  • Performed on extremities (feet, hands and outer ears).

If you're looking for a reflexologist, please search our directory

The Reflexology Association of American is a 501(c)6 non-profit professional organization.

Contact Information

Reflexology Association of America
107 Sutherland Court, Unit 224   Madison WI 53704

Phone: 608-571-5053

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