Some Legal Definitions of Reflexology

Recent New Hampshire Legislation (Chapter 328-H:3)

In New Hampshire, the law for the regulation of Reflexologists, Structural Integrators, and Asian Bodywork Therapists under the Occupations and Professions Codes (328-H:1) which became effective in August 2009, was written in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services and the Massage Board. It calls for national certification as a requirement for licensure. The definition of reflexologists as defined in 328-H:3 (Scope of Practice) reads: Reflexologists practice the use of alternating pressure applied to the reflexes within the reflex maps of the body located on the feet, hands, and outer ears.

 

North Dakota State Law (Chapter 43-49-01)

Reflexology is the application of specific pressure by the use of the practitioner’s hands, thumb, and fingers to reflex points in the client’s hands, feet, or ears using alternating pressure, and such techniques as thumb walking, finger walking, hook and back up, and rotation on a reflex.

 

Maine State Law (Chapter 403-14307.2)
(Where Reflexology is Exempt to the Massage Law)

This chapter does not apply to the activities and services of individuals who practice other forms of tissue work exclusive of massage therapy, such as Rolfing, Trager, Reflexology…, if those practitioners do not use the title ‘massage therapist,’ unless they choose to meet the requirements of this chapter.

 

Henderson, Nevada Municipal Code (4.06.1926)

Reflexology is the application of specific pressure by the use of the practitioner’s hands, thumb, and fingers to reflex points in the client’s hands, feet, or ears using alternating pressure, and such techniques as thumb walking, finger walking, hook and back up, and rotation on a reflex.