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Reflexology Digest

Benefits of Reflexology Continuing Education

Here are 10 great benefits for continuing your reflexology education…

Benefits of Reflexology Continuing Education

When you continue to take classes after you’ve graduated from your initial reflexology training, you:

  • Refine and expand your skill-set

  • Refresh and evolve your understanding of the body

  • Meet and reunite with passionate colleagues

  • Are introduced to fabulous new instructors and their personal dynamic understanding of reflexology

  • Earn continuing education credits required by ARCB®

  • Receive specialized, detailed reflexology instructions

  • Practice and learn a new style with instructor guidance

  • Add professionalism to your practice

  • Strengthen our profession by supporting education and educators

  • Take steps toward your own personal growth

© 2018 Lisa Hensell. Reprinted by permission of the author. Lisa is the recipient of the 2018 Reflexology Association of America Education Award.


Comments from the editors at ARCB®:

We were able to expand on Lisa’s list with a few more benefits:

  • Make new professional friends

  • Expand your business network

  • Share business building tips with others in class

  • Increase your education hours to achieve RAA or affiliated state association Professional status

In order to earn continuing education credits recognized by ARCB®, be certain to take classes that are approved in advance for ARCB® credits. Please contact our office for the current list of approved classes.

Lessons From the Geese


10 Reasons to Document Your Sessions


Observation and what you feel under your hands as you work on a client and what your client says are important written notes for each session. Using both reflex and anatomical terms in documenting all sessions is part of practicing in a professional manner by meeting industry business standards.

10 Reasons to Document Your Sessions

Other reasons to document your sessions include they are a place to note:

1. Client’s chief complaint or reason for coming that day.

2. Any changes in their health history they may be experiencing (i.e., more stress at work, a cold/flu, worsening of a relationship, etc.)

3. Using both anatomical and reflexology terms areas of sensitivity (i.e., the medial head of the first metatarsal instead of the reflex area related to the thyroid gland, because depending on the chart used the area may be labeled something else).

4. The response to previous reflexology session.

5. Session progress by reviewing and comparing (i.e., was there improvement in sensitivity indicated by a lessening, staying the same or increasing in an area?) Don’t trust your memory.

6. How long it has been between sessions.

7. Areas of emphasis that you came back to during the session for more work.

8. Comments by the client as to techniques s/he liked or amount of pressure used.

9. For marketing purposes personal information about the client (i.e., their birthday so you can send a card or email).

10. Referral to another health care practitioner—legally this can be important whether or not the client follows-up.


Remember client documentations are legal documents. They can be subpoenaed in legal or insurance cases so it is important to watch your vocabulary. Do not diagnose, prescribe, or treat for a specific illness—always quote the client (i.e., the client reported….)

Learn more about documenting your sessions through the ARCB certification process.


©2018 ARCB®

10 Reasons To Attend A Reflexology Conference

Reflexology Association of America


Attending a conference is a great opportunity to connect with people of like minds who share your passion for reflexology and it’s a great opportunity to expand your knowledge. The next national conference hosted by the Reflexology Association of America (RAA) will be April 27-29, 2018 in Chicago. In addition to speakers and workshops RAA will be hosting other activities such as a Leadership Education and Organizational Development (LE&OD) workshop and the Delegate Assembly meeting! You don’t have to be a RAA member or ARCB certificant to attend. Check out the RAA website at for more information.

Here’s a start on the list of reasons to attend:

1. Rejuvenate yourself and your passion for reflexology.

2. Expand your horizons through new ideas and thoughts.

3. Continue your education with the leaders in the field.

4. Learn new techniques you can apply in your practice the next day.

5. Earn Continuing Education (CE) units.

6. Network with fellow practitioners.

7. Combine your education with travel.

8. Explore a new city (and possibly write it off as a business expense).

9. Visit vendors and purchase products.

10. Have FUN!


©2017 ARCB®