Hand Study Guide

Note: The sole purpose of the Study Guide is for applicants to familiarize themselves with the areas of hand reflexology pertaining to the preparation of the ARCB Hand Certification Examination. The material contained herein is protected by international copyright laws and may not be reproduced, distributed or used for any reason other than its original intent without the express, written permission of ARCB.

The Study Guide is to be used as a study aid only for the ARCB exam.  It is not to be used as a teaching tool or as a course of instruction.

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Section I
  • Examination Content Outline for ARCB Hand Certification
  • Recommended Reading List
  • History
  • Code of Ethics
Section II – Hand Anatomy
  • Anatomy of the Hand
  • Anatomical Hand Terminology
  • Landmarks of the Hand
Section III – Pathologies & Contraindications
  • Pathology
  • Contraindications
Section IV – Applications of the Hand
  • Reflexology Application Terminology
  • Guidelines of the Hand
  • Charts for Hand Reflexology
  • Working the Various Anatomy Systems as Reflected on the Hands
  • Techniques
Section V – Giving & Documenting a Session
  • Documentation Guidelines
  • Documenting Your Session
  • Approved Abbreviations
  • Sample Documentations
  • Steps in Giving a Session to a New Client
  • Possible Response to a Reflexology Session