Hand and Ear Reflexology, like Foot Reflexology, are natural healing art modalities based on the principle that there are reflexes in the ears, hands and feet which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body. Through application of pressure on the ears, hands and feet, Reflexology serves to relax tension, improve circulation and promote the natural function of the related areas in the body.
Both client and Reflexologist must be positioned comfortably to ensure maximum relaxation. A Reflexologist will usually work on the bare feet, but if this is not possible, the treatment can be given on the hands or ears. Whether working on the feet, hands, or ears, all reflex points are stimulated as the body is considered a whole unit. The pressure applied varies with each person. Treatments are approximately 30-45 minutes.
To become a Hand or Ear Reflexologist the student can attend a 2-day training completing theory and practice of the Hand and/or Ear Reflexology. If they wish to have their certification recognized by the Reflexology Assocaition of Canada, they would complete Levels 2 and 3.
Level 1: Attend the 2 full days of training and learn the basics of hand or ear reflexology for a fee of $435.
Level 2: If you wish to continue on and complete the Home Study Guide and take the Written Exam, the additional fee is $45
Level 3: If you wish to become a professional Hand or Ear Reflexologist, you would complete 50 case studies, have a review with your teacher, and do a practical exam receiving at least 80% for an additional fee of $220.
At each level of completion, you would earn a Certificate from the Reflexology Association of Canada.
The Reflexology Association of Canada is a federally chartered nonprofit association formed in 1976 with members from coast to coast. The prime objectives are to set and maintain high standards among practicing Reflexologists, to promote the advancement of quality training, examination and certification, to share ideas, and to develop an effective referral system across North America.
To receive the RCRT designation and/or to obtain liability insurance as a student practitioner, you must pay the following additional fees directly to the association: