WORKSHOPS AND SHORT COURSES
Most of these classes will have you out by mid-afternoon so you can learn something new and enjoy the sun on the same day!
From introductory level material to help you discover effective new skills, to advanced level training, these classes are designed to support your holistic career.
Refresh your skills, learn something new, and make the most of your summer!
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5 hours Certificate of Attendance
Cost: $90 per course
Have you been looking at our course offerings for some time but don't know where to start? These single day courses are a great way to introduce yourself to reflexology and relaxation techniques, or to round out your existing bodywork practice.
Join us for some big-impact courses, in which you’ll quickly learn techniques you can use immediately with your own clients! And the best part? We’ll have you out in time to enjoy the mid-afternoon sun. You’ll earn 5 hours-of-training on your “Certificate of Attendance” for each course you attend, adding experience and expertise to your repertoire of therapeutic skills, and CEUs to your professional resume. Course descriptions are provided for your Associations.
Please note, some of these courses have prerequisites as follows:
PRE-REQUISITE “A”: Student of ASR Foot Reflexology Certification; OR Foot Reflexology Certification from ANY institute (minimum 30 hours classroom plus 60 hours practicum)
PRE-REQUISITE “B”: Any Professional Therapist (licenced for bodywork practice); OR Student of ASR Foot Reflexology; OR Foot Reflexology Certification from ANY institute (minimum 30 hours classroom plus 60 hours practicum)
KIDS AND REFLEXOLOGY: SUCCESS STORIES AND FORMULAS
We’ve interviewed reflexologists for kid strategies that work. Here are our top reflexology ‘formulas’ for help with healing booboos, getting over a flu, calming hyperactivity or anxiety; relieving pain, and stimulating self-care. Help kids understand the healing power of their own bodies, and help yourself feel better with a happier, more comfortable kid. OPEN ENROLLMENT.
CARPAL-DIGITAL BODYWORK: TREATING THE HAND
In this course we focus exclusively on the hand, its intricate anatomy, and how to help pathologies of the hand such as rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and injuries to the hand and fingers, including habitual overuse. We will learn to apply ‘glide and stick’ techniques, vectoring, fascial ‘moulding’, spreading techniques, and more, as we release tension and reduce inflammation in the hand and fingers. This is a wonderful addition to hand reflexology, as the techniques can be blended in the same session. But reflexology is not a pre-requisite. This is an exceptional course for bodywork therapists, massage therapists, and other practitioners who need their hands to make a living. Self-care and mutual hand releases will round out the day. PRE-REQUISITE "B"
HOW TO MAKE THAI STEM COMPRESSES FOR FEET
The healing practice of Thai herbal compress therapy dates back nearly 5,000 years in Thailand. An herbal stem, sometimes referred to as a compress or ball, is steamed to release the healing properties of the herbs contained within, when pressed against or along specific body parts…in our case, the feet. We will experiment with creating our own herbal ‘recipes’, marrying Thai tradition with modern knowledge, and learn different ways to tie and prepare the stems for use. We will then use our stems in a mini-treatment created just for this class. OPEN ENROLLMENT.
READING THE FEET (FULL TEXTBOOK)
As reflexology therapists, we are consistently observing, handling and palpating the feet. A valuable adjunct to foot reflexology, foot reading can help you get a bigger picture of your clients’ lifestyles, characteristics, and potential health cautions. By using foot reading methods to identify vulnerable areas of energy congestion or imbalance in the reflexes, you’ll be better equipped to fine-tune your sessions for successful client outcomes in all areas of health. PRE-REQUISITE "B"
TOWEL WRAP MASSAGE: A UNIQUE ADDITION TO ANY FOOT SESSION
Using dry towels, we’ll learn a foot massage routine applying firm pressure, friction, and passive foot movements to use at the beginning and end of your sessions—once after foot washing to transition to the reflexology routine, and the other to transition from the finishing oil massage to a series of invigorating oil-removing towel techniques. No reflexology experience necessary, since the towel wrap massage can be a relaxation tool all by itself. OPEN ENROLLMENT.
Work on the chakras and their related health characteristics through their corresponding reflexes on the feet. You will learn the chakra reflex locations, and several techniques to clear, open and balance the chakra system. Chakra reflexes can be worked with direct pressure, or in the field surrounding the chakra reflex, making this an excellent reflexology pairing for those who use therapeutic touch or reiki healing energies. Excellent for overall energy clearing, support for physical ailments, and as an additional tool to help balance mental health symptoms of depression and anxiety. OPEN ENROLLMENT.
FINISHING FOOT MASSAGE TO ENERGIZE
Is your client a little too relaxed and you feel guilty getting them up off the table? Help your clients bounce up after a session, ready to tackle the world! Energising techniques invigorate while maintaining the benefits of relaxation. Your clients will appreciate that extra sense of get-up-and-go that will have them accomplishing their daily goals, and getting a good night’s sleep…the perfect combo! Stimulate, invigorate and energize with these superstar bring-‘em-back-for-more finishing moves. OPEN ENROLLMENT.
EAR BEADS: 3 POWER POINTS AND ADDICTION AID
Ear reflexology, auricular reflexology or auricular therapy is the practice of stimulating specific reflex areas on the ears to elicit the body’s self-corrective healing mechanisms.
Ear reflexology can be used as a primary therapy, or can be used in conjunction with other therapies. It is complementary, holistic, preventative, and effective. In this workshop, we will learn the basic locations of the body parts on the ear reflex map, focusing primarily on using ear beads on 3 power points and 5 addiction points. OPEN ENROLLMENT.
TEETH REFLEXOLOGY & ACCESS ROUTES
How would you work reflexes in the teeth? You don’t! Instead, you’ll access reflexes in the teeth—that represent other body organs, glands and parts—through an entirely different body area. Seem complicated? Yup! But it’s super cool! We will learn what each tooth represents, and how to work that reflex system through other reflex systems, creating a ‘layered’ form of reflexology treatment. It’ll also help you understand why healthy teeth and gums are so important to the rest of your health, and what cavities, abscesses, and orthodontics may tell you about conditions in your body. PRE-REQUISITE "A"
STICK WORK: EXPLORING TOOLS IN REFLEXOLOGY
Wooden and resin reflexology sticks in several shapes and sizes will have you trying “finger-saving” caterpillars, hooks and pressure glides that benefit both you and your client. Explore optimal pressure, depth, grips, and light brushing techniques on various reflexes, and find out why Asian reflexologists employ so many different tools. It’ll be a day of adding another tool to your toolbox—literally! PRE-REQUISITE "A" (ADDITIONAL TOOL FEE)
ESSENTIAL OILS: 3 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR SESSION
Heard all the hype but still don’t know how to use them? Or are you an oil enthusiast who would love another ‘essential’ perspective to boost the effectiveness of your sessions? Come play with us on this day of inhaling, applying, and absorbing good scents. Minimalist rules apply as we see how far we can go with three oils, three ways. OPEN ENROLLMENT.
THE NECK AND SHOULDERS CLASS
Weight of the world on your shoulders? Tension climbing up your neck? Wondering how to help a client with rotator cuff tear, or a whiplash injury? Grab a foot and a hand, we’ll show you the rest. From anatomy review and reflex instruction to inflammation and pain reduction, you’ll leave with a set of skills to make any bodywork session more effective in promoting joint movement, blood and lymph circulation, and overall tissue healing. PRE-REQUISITE "B"
THE HIP AND PELVIS CLASS
The primary function of the pelvis, made up of two large innominate bones and the sacrum at the back, is to allow movement of the body—in walking, running, sitting and kneeling. The pelvis contains and protects the reproductive organs as well as the bladder and rectum, and, in women, frequently holds patterns of structural imbalance following birthing. There’s a good reason why reflexology maps contain so many reflexes for the hips, sacrum, and pelvic area in general. We’ll study several different reflex locations and apply treatment protocols for healthy pelvic movement and support. PRE-REQUISITE "B"
UNUSUAL REFLEXOLOGY MAPS
Ever wonder just how many reflexology maps there are? A quick internet search turns up hundreds of results. Discover reflexes that are upside down, in the colon (yup!), in the tip of your finger, inside your mouth…and a few other surprise maps and body reflexes you probably didn’t know existed. PRE-REQUISITE "A"
SHORT CERTIFICATE COURSES
9 am to 5 pm; 7 hours Certificate of Attendance, 25 hours Professional Certification
One-day in class, plus a practicum that you do on your own time and at your own pace, earns you a certification attesting to 25 training hours. You’ll learn safe and effective treatment protocols in various reflexology systems, taking your reflexology treatments further. Put these certificate courses towards earning your ASR Reflexology Diploma, or just take them for interest, but either way, you and your clients will benefit. Course descriptions are provided for your Associations.
PRE-REQUISITE: Foot reflexology student status with the Atlantic School of Reflexology, OR professional status as a Certified Reflexology Therapist from any institution with a minimum 30-hour class instruction format.
FOUNDATION MATERNITY SUPPORT REFLEXOLOGY CERTIFICATION
TBA – 9am-5pm
BODY REFLEXOLOGY PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
TBA – 9am-5pm
SCALP REFLEXOLOGY PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
TBA – 9am-5pm
FINGER-TOE REFLEXOLOGY PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
August 22, 2019 – (Thursday) – 9am-5pm