Eight Week Course: Introduction to Reflexology - Module One
Running Eight Thursdays, 10am-2pm, February 2nd through March 23rd with no breaks.
Reflexology is a gentle bodywork modality that encourages the body towards homeostasis in all physical and energetic systems. Primary benefits include deep relaxation, improved circulation, and an enhanced sense of well-being. This course will provide an overview of the history and theories, the structure and function of the foot and lower leg, foot assessment, and techniques employed in this modality. Students will practice techniques on classmates within the allotted class times.
Course Goal: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to: explain the history of foot reflexology; describe theories on how reflexology works; demonstrate knowledge of zone therapy; explain the physiological effects of reflexology; understand and explain safety, contraindications, cautions of reflexology to the community. Introduction to Reflexology is part of The Barefoot Dragonfly 300-hour Practitioner Diploma course designed to prepare students for a career path as a Professional Reflexologist
Class Location: The Barefoot Dragonfly Classroom located at 7601 Pheasant Rock Road, Austin, TX 78729.
Class Hours: 32
Instructor: Amy Kreydin, NBCR, CCAP, BD
Office Hours: Before and after class by appointment
Instructor Bio: Amy Kreydin, Board Certified Reflexologist and Clinical Aromatherapist, has been in private practice since 2004. Kreydin received her certificate as a Certified Reflexologist from the Palmer Institute in Salem, MA in 2004, and was awarded her board certificate in Reflexology from the American Reflexology Certification Board in 2006. She trained at a Harvard teaching hospital in Boston, MA and obtained her Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner (CCAP) in 2011. She has lectured and taught classes in massage and acupuncture schools, hospitals, and clinics since 2007. Kreydin is passionate about whole body wellness and loves helping folks reach their health goals to live an abundant, vibrant, and balanced life.
- Therapeutic Reflexology: A Step-by-Step Guide to Professional Competence by Paula S. Stone, ISBN: 978-0-13-157924-8
- Writing paper and utensils should be brought to each class
- Foot powder (arrowroot powder and corn starch are popular), hand cleaner spray or gel, unscented wet wipes.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Discuss and demonstrate knowledge of the history and theories of reflexology.
- Identify and discuss the physiological effects of reflexology.
- Identify and discuss knowledge of safety concerns, contraindications, and cautions related to reflexology.
- List anatomical markers of the foot and lower leg and their physiological functions.
- Demonstrate, return demonstrate reflexology specific techniques for the reflex map of the foot.
- List pathways to becoming a reflexologist.
General Class Structure: The class will be conducted once a week unless otherwise noted. During lab sessions, students will develop their practical skills and discuss any challenges they encounter with respect to new material.
Methods of Instruction: The class will be taught with a combination of audiovisual presentations using overhead projector, whiteboard or paper chart, lecture, demonstration, and laboratory.
Attendance Policy: Attendance is required. Students who miss more than 30 minutes of a class will be recorded as Absent. Absences will impact the final grade. Students missing more than 30% of classes will be considered troubled. Students missing more than half of all sessions will receive an automatic Failing Grade.
Missed classes during a module can be made up with the instructor for a private tutoring fee of $30/hour (may be split between two students). Modules may be reviewed at 50% of the current rate and is limited to two reviewing students per class. Reviewing classes will be credited towards missed classroom hours in the specific module and class missed only.
Module Registration is held with payment in full at the time of registration unless other arrangements have been made in advance with The Barefoot Dragonfly. Registration fees will reflect a late registration surcharge if students enroll less than 15 days prior to the first class in the module.
Cancellations for a module received 14 days prior to the first class will receive a full refund minus a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations received less than 14 days will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations less than 24 hours will forfeit the entire module fee.
Cancellations of Classes by The Barefoot Dragonfly, may occur in the event of insufficient student enrollment, instructor illness or emergency, extreme adverse weather conditions, or if the building or classroom is temporarily unsafe for any reason. In the event that The Barefoot Dragonfly cancels a class, you may elect to receive a full refund for any amount you have paid or transfer the money to another class. All refunds will be paid within thirty calendar days of the cancelled class.
Termination of Enrollment by The Barefoot Dragonfly, may occur in the event the student fails to maintain satisfactory progress, violates safety regulations, interferes with other students’ work, is disruptive, obscene, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or does not make timely tuition payments.