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Intro to Reflexology

(14 Hours)

Reflexology is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet, hands, and face which correspond to every organ, system, and area of the body.  In the practice of reflexology, nerve endings in the feet, hands, and/or face are stimulated relieving discomfort and promoting an increased balance in homeostasis. The goals of reflexology are to reeducate, repattern, and recondition the nerves through the neural/electrical system of the body. Students will gain much hands-on experience, learning applied pressure techniques through the application of thumb or finger walking techniques to the feet.  Students will learn the history of Reflexology, as well as the different anatomy systems. Students will receive detailed charts to practice from which will facilitate learning the general routine.  This class awards a certificate for 14 hours which can be used toward PA or NJ license renewal. Should you wish to practice Reflexology as a profession, more extensive training will be necessary, but this is an excellent start!  

Students are required to bring sheets, plain white cotton socks, a towel, a pillow, and a pillowcase. The school will provide permanent markers to draw on the socks.


Course Objectives:  Students will be able to provide a basic reflexology session after continued practice of the general routine provided, and will be able to immediately incorporate foot reflexology into their massage sessions.


Praise for Veda

"Learning reflexology was a valuable skill to help others and create the link between the feet and the other parts/systems of the body. Very interesting course and the instructor was knowledgeable and helpful!" -August 2017 Student 


"I learned so much in this class and will definitely be continuing my education in this area. The instructor was personable and not only taught us many things, but made it fun." -Rolanda G.

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About Your Instructor

Veda King Blanchard, LMT, NCBTMB,

has been practicing therapeutic massage and bodywork for thirteen years. Veda’s focus is on using her trained hands to assist people, through massage, bodywork, and intuitive coaching in furthering their emotional, physical, and spiritual levels of relaxation and balance. Veda’s original training was at the Essex Group Institute for Massage and Bodywork in New Jersey. After graduation, she spent one and a half years working in the Athletic Training Room at Warren Wilson College where she gained additional experience, assessment, and treatment skills supporting athletes in maintaining balanced health and recovering from injury. Her background includes reflexology, trigger point therapy, cupping, lymphatic drainage, Master/Teacher level Reiki, zero balancing, deep tissue therapy, cranial sacral therapy, cryotherapy and hydrotherapy, athletic taping and kinesio-taping, kinesiology coupled with tapping, neuromuscular therapy, Trager, and pre/post-natal and delivery massage. She currently teaches massage classes at Warren County College in New Jersey and Health Options Institute in Pennsylvania. Veda leads periodic visioning and meditation groups, metaphysical workshops twice a month at two Centers for Spiritual Living in New Jersey, and wellness workshops to balance mind/body/spirit. If you wish to learn more about Veda, go to her website at



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