Core Reflexology Course

This Core reflexology course is the pre-requisite for taking any other reflexology modality; foot, hands, ears, face, etc. To become a certified Foot reflexologist you will need to complete a Core Course and the Foot Practical Course. Upon successfully completing the course you will be a Certified Foot Reflexologist. This course is recognized by the Reflexology Association of Canada and nationally.

In order to become a Reflexology Association of Canada (R.A.C.)  Certified Foot Reflexology Therapist you must complete both the Core Reflexology Training Course (pre-requisite) and the Foot Reflexology Certification Course (practical course + exam) and take an additional R.A.C. board exam. 

Michele Mork talking to students about Reflexology

Core Reflexology Training Course Information


  • You must be 18 years of age or older and/or completion of Grade 12
  • The Core Reflexology Training Course is a mandatory pre-requisite for the Foot Reflexology Certification Course


The purpose of the Core Reflexology Training course is to help you gain a greater understanding of anatomy and physiology as it relates to reflexology and to prepare you for the  practical Foot Reflexology Certification Course.

Course Objectives

  1. Understand the reflexology principles
  2. Increase knowledge about anatomy and physiology as it relates to reflexology
  3. Understand the holistic functions of body systems
  4. Introduction to the reflexology chart and how reflexes are mapped
  5. Learn how to simulate reflexes for a safe, effective therapeutic treatment
  6. Gather the information required to be prepared for practical reflexology courses

Course Outline

History and Theory of Reflexology

  • Historical and theoretical overview and background of Reflexology
  • The healing crisis and how it affects the client and the healing process
  • Structure and function of the foot
  • How and why reflexology works as a therapeutic treatment
  • Zone and neural pathways of the body and related terminology

Biomechanics of the Foot & Foot Assessment Techniques

  • Identification of foot conditions and their origins
  • Assessment of the overall structure and condition of the foot
  • Foot terminology

Completing a Reflexology Health Record

  • Client-Practitioner interview process
  • Reasons for completing of a health record
  • Documenting a treatment session

Anatomy and Physiology

Covers an introduction and explanation of the anatomy and physiology of the organ systems in the body, conditions, terminology and how to locate the reflexes on the foot that correlate to each system. The systems include:

  • The Endocrine system
  • The Digestive system
  • The Urinary or Renal system
  • The Respiratory system
  • The Cardiovascular system
  • The Immune and Lymphatic system
  • The Reproductive system
  • The Musculoskeletal system
  • The Nervous System

Key Areas of Emphasis for Specific Conditions in Reflexology

  • Explanation and breakdown of each condition and the related systems
  • Reflexes commonly affected within each condition
  • Treatment guidelines such as providing a healing environment, maintaining a hygienic practice, what to do before and after a session, the method, pace and technique of a full reflexology treatment session.

Business and Financial Information

  • Health and insurance plans
  • Code of Conduct & Ethics
  • Confidentiality
  • Advertising & multi-media marketing
  • Professionalism
  • Successful business operations

Course Breakdown

  • 20 classroom hours
  • 25 hours of workbook home study
  • Written exam (passing grade is 80%)
  • TBA