Running a Reflexology Class or Workshop

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Running a Reflexology Class or Workshop

Postby shannah on Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:58 am

Hi all. I am a CMT who is trained in Reflexology. I do not do alot of Reflexology Sessions in my practice, but try to incoporate some into my massage sessions. I have some mild interest and am hoping to spark some more by offering a small workshop on Reflexology to my patients. I was thinking of an hour or two class on benefits, contraindications, how tos, and general info as well as some hands on. I want to send home some info, a "map", some foot cream (maybe hand made tea tree and peppermint?). Anyways, I was hoping for some input on classes you all have attended, run or just some great ideas. Thank you in advance!
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Postby Dragonflies on Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:54 am

Hi Shannah - always nice to "meet" someone new in the Reflexology sections. Excellent thread to start! I think some Reflexologists struggle in this area so hopefully your question will inspire lots of brainstorming here. :grin:

When I teach a short class I cover the basics: a very brief history and theory (maybe just cover one or two theories, not all of them!), and then get into how it can really help them from a self-help perspective. Reflexology may not be as fast-acting as a Tylenol but I've seen it work pretty quickly so I cover the "I need Reflexology now" scenarios: headaches and migraines, indigestion and diarrhea, the flu etc... Anything extra is a bonus to cover in a very short class.

I am currently teaching a ten hour introduction class to the general public so I get to cover so much more. :D
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Postby shannah on Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:00 pm

Hi, thanks for the advice. I was wondering if you do hands on work in your classes and if so, how do you set it up or organize the work?
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Postby Dragonflies on Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:34 pm

Oh yes, I demonstrate hands on in the class - even the short classes. Typically I present the materials verbally and with hand-outs and then gather everyone around the recliner with a volunteer. We had so much fun at last night's class, I just kept rotating people for demonstrations so everyone had a chance to receive a little and give a little. Worked wonderfully! Of course that's for the ten hour class so we've got plenty of time to cover all of the basics.
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