300 Hour Reflexology-Plus Course
Thank you for your interest in taking the 300 Hour Reflexology-Plus Course. We will start a new Level One Class this Fall. Please see the 2007 Flyer for all the dates & details of the location (requires free Acrobat reader).
The course will include:
- Hand and Foot Reflexology.
- Anatomy and Physiology.
- The Meridian Connection.
- The Energy Connection.
- Diseases & Disorders
- Business Tips & Sales Tax
The course is a series of five, three-day workshops, a Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Each three-day workshop will be $350. A $50 non-refundable deposit will be required, with the balance of $300 to be paid at the workshop. There is a materials fee of $20 for Level’s I, 2, 3, & 4. The total cost of the five workshops will be $1,830. Registration form can be found here (PDF)
Reflexology-Plus graduates are required to take 16 CEU’s every two years, as required by the A.B.M.P. the Association of Bodywork & Massage Professionals. Reflexology-Plus is approved by the A.B.M.P. If graduates do not maintain 16 CEU’s every two years, then we will not be able to refer new clients to them.
We require that all graduates take a practical refresher class for Reflexology; this is a minimum of four hours. The other 12 hours can come from any course the graduate has taken that will improve their knowledge & skills of bodywork e.g. Anatomy & Physiology, Massage, Reiki, Healing Touch, Music Therapy; or any topic that would be useful for their business, e.g. office management, accounts, computer skills. Or the graduate can take two days of a Reflexology-Plus class of their choice, and this will complete the 16 hours.
The Massage Board of Iowa has a new CEU requirement of 24 CEU Hours, (Continuing Education Credits), every two years. 12 CEU Hours are to be taken from a Massage Program. The remaining 12 CEU Hours can be taken from an Alternative Program teaching Bodywork. Our Reflexology Classes meets the requirements of an Alternative Program.
Reflexology education is my passion; and my 300 Hour Reflexology-Plus Certification Course is a result of wanting to share the rewards of profound satisfaction that comes from working in this area of Holistic Health Care.
Reflexology education is going into the next phase of establishing new standards. In my wish to be part of this process I have qualified as an A.R.C.B. Certified Reflexologist.
(American Reflexology Certification Board); and as an A.C.A.R.E.T. Accredited Reflexology Instructor, (American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education & Training ).
I am a member of C.A.R.E (Community of Affiliated Reflexology Educators). Our aim is to network with Reflexology educators across the country to establish quality Certification Programs that meet the standards of a White House Commission.
For our Reflexology-Plus Program, Mary Ellen Dunford will be assisting me with the practical reflexology sessions. She will also teach the Anatomy and Physiology classes. Mary Ellen is a Reflexologist, Massage Therapist, Occupational Therapist & Educator, and Program Coordinator for Prairiewoods Franciscan Spirituality Center. Mary Ellen taught Anatomy and Physiology to Occupational Therapy students at Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids.
Cynthia Claybough, Reflexologist, Reiki Master, Master Wildlife Rehabilitator, and Professional Naturalist will be teaching a class on the Energy Connection to Reflexology. This will be a hands-on class, learning about chakras, color vibration, essences and stones.
For our “Meridian Connection” workshop, Sara Star will teach an Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory, and an Introduction to Acupuncture Theory.
Sara Star L.AC., Dipl.Ac, is a National Board Certified Acupuncturist, and has a Chinese Herbal Medicine Certificate.
The location for our Reflexology-Plus Classes is the Conference Room at the Main Stay Suites, 5145 Rockwell Drive NE, Cedar Rapids. IA 52402. This will give us room for 10 massage tables, and 20 students. Rockwell Drive is a connecting road between Collins Road and Blairs Ferry Road, near Target. .
If you would like to reserve a place for the Reflexology-Plus Course, please complete the application form & send a check for $50 deposit made payable to Patricia Barrance.
When attending the classes students are required to have short fingernails: wear comfortable clothing; and bring a fitted sheet, blanket & pillow. Please let me know if you have a massage table or reflexology chair that you could bring to the class.
I never cease to be amazed how effective Reflexology is for so many conditions. By reducing stress the whole person - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, can benefit from this therapy, and the client can move towards enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
I look forward to hearing from you,
Patricia M. Barrance.