Classes required for students in the Reflexology Diploma Program are listed below (please see Overview of Classes for a complete list of required classes and the order in which to take them). Individuals are welcome to take these classes without being in the full education program. Each course descriptions list any prerequisites involved.
Classes Required for Reflexology Diploma
In Introductory Reflexology you will learn the basic history of the art and science of reflexology, theories of how it works, its benefits, indications and contraindications for its use. You will learn a sequence for a one-hour reflexology session; about 80% of the class is devoted to hands-on practice. This class will be taught by Lisa Dowling, Neil McNeill, Jessica Crofoot or Lisa Hensell. Saturday & Sunday, 9 am—6 pm (16 credits)
PREREQUISITES: None. $290 plus $25 supply fee
|January 26-27||July 20-21|
|March 9-10||September 7-8|
|April 13-14||November 9-10|
|June 1-2||January 25-26, 2014|
In Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology, Parts I and II, Bethany Jorgenson will teach anatomy and physiology of the human body from a perspective of reflexology. She will help you to become a health detective for your client during your sessions, and to further develop your documentation skills. Both parts of this class are required for Level I and optional for Level II Certification. A&P Review will be offered 2-3 weeks after these classes as an elective class. Sat. & Sun. 9 am—6pm (32 total credits)
PREREQUISITES: None. $295 per class weekend ($310 with late enrollment)
Feb 23-24 Part I ($310 after Feb 8)
Mar 16-17 Part II ($310 after Mar 1)
Apr 7 A&P Review (elective—$165; $180 after Mar 23)
Jul 27-28 Part I ($310 after Jul 12)
Aug 17-18 Part II ($310 after Aug 2)
Oct 12 A&P Review (elective—$165; $180 after Sept 27)
In Structural Analysis of the Foot and Lower Leg you will learn how the structural condition of the feet affects the overall health and vitality of the body. Instructor Lisa Dowling will focus on identification of bones, muscles, nerves, veins and arteries of the foot and lower leg to help you gain a deeper understanding of their role in the healthy biomechanical and physiological function of the body through gait analysis. Sat. & Sun. 9 am—6 pm (16 credits)
PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Reflexology, Anatomy & Physiology, and 20 documented practice hours which have been reviewed by SRMC. $295 ($310 with late enrollment)
Apr 20-21 ($310 after Apr 5)
Sept 21-22 ($310 after Sept 6)
Fundamentals of Addressing Foot Pain builds on what you learn in Structural Analysis of the Foot and Lower Leg. In this class, students will investigate such foot conditions as bunions, corns, calluses, bone spurs and plantar fasciitis. You will learn how foot problems develop and influence the body reflexively, how to recognize & address them, and how to educate your clients regarding prevention and correction. The information Lisa Dowling relays in this class will help to produce astounding results for your clients and prolong the effects of your reflexology sessions. Sat. & Sun. 9 am—6 pm (16 credits).
PREREQUISITES: Structural Analysis of the Foot and Lower Leg. $295 ($310 with late enrollment)
May 18-19 ($310 after May 3)
Oct 19-20 ($310 after Oct 4)
In Advanced Reflexology Lisa Hensell shares a very unique and effective approach to reflexology. You will learn how each system of the body corresponds to the reflex maps on the feet, and the most efficient ways to access them to promote your clients’ health. You will leave with a superior understanding of reflexology and its amazing potential for encouraging optimal health. You will also be given the opportunity to review and refine the techniques learned in the Introductory Level. Fri. 6—10 pm and Sat. & Sun. 9 am—5 pm (18 credits).
PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Reflexology, Anatomy and Physiology, and 20 documented practice hours which have been reviewed by SRMC. $295 ($310 with late enrollment)
June 7-9 ($310 after May 23)
Nov 15-17 ($310 after Oct 31)
Reflexology Business & Ethics Classes offer assistance in developing a successful and rewarding practice. Our engaging instructor, Pam Foster, provides an interactive and thought-provoking approach to this topic, giving tools to help you understand and identify your market and tap into the resources to your success. Legal aspects of running a business and how to prepare a business plan are included. These classes meet WA State CE requirements for LMPs. Please note: the length and price of the Business class will increase after April, 2013.
PREREQUISITES: None (we strongly recommend that you take this class toward the end of the program)
Apr 6 Business $90 ($105 after Mar 22) Sunday 9 am—1 pm (4 credits)
Apr 6 Ethics $90 ($105 after Mar 22) Sunday 2 am—6 pm (4 credits)
Oct 5 Business $165 ($180 after Sep 20) Sunday 9 am—5 pm (7 credits)
Oct 6 Ethics $90 ($105 after Sep 21) Sunday 9 am—1 pm (4 credits)
Tutorials give you the opportunity to refine your reflexology techniques and body mechanics through an hour of one-on-one instructional feedback with Lisa Hensell. As you work on Lisa, she will provide immediate assistance and give you time to practice what you have just learned. We suggest scheduling the first tutorial a few classes into your training (after you have completed about 20 hours of practice) and the second one toward the end. 1 credit per 1-hour session. Call SRMC to schedule your tutorial at least 2-3 months before your desired appointment time.
PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Reflexology. $80 per tutorial
Documentation Intensive This clinic will help you refine your reflexology documentation skills. Through instruction of documentation theory, attention to related questions, and practical application, Jessica Crofoot will help you better understand how to put your documentation together and what to write down. She will address the use of anatomical terms, abbreviations, and the translation of your observations into an acceptable written form that meets professional expectations and ARCB requirements. We suggest that you take this class shortly after beginning your reflexology training. Bring your 20 practice documentations to class for review! Saturday 9 am—1 pm (4 credits).
PREREQUISITES: 20 documented practice hours. $75 ($90 with late enrollment)
February 9 ($90 after Jan 25)
June 15 ($90 after May 31)
December 7 ($90 after Nov 22)
In Supervised Practice Clinic you will have the opportunity to “put it all together“ with your intake, warm-up, reflexing and documentation. As you work on a client, Jessica Crofoot will help you with technique and body mechanics, give feedback about your clients’ feet or health issues, and assist you with documentation and client homework. You may bring in clients with issues or concerns you are uncertain how to address, or contact SRMC for help in finding a volunteer (in-class practice hours do not count towards your 90 hours of documentation). We suggest that you sign up for one clinic shortly after beginning your reflexology training, and the next clinic toward the end of your training. Saturday 2—5 pm (3 credits).
PREREQUISITES: 20 documented practice hours. $50 ($65 with late enrollment)
February 9 ($65 after Jan 25)
June 15 ($65 after May 31)
December 7 ($65 after Nov 22)