Introduction to Reflexology

with Amy Kreydin, Board Certified Reflexologist, and Clinical Aromatherapist

Sunday, October 16th, 2022
10am - 5pm
6 CE hours

*This workshop requires a mask to be worn at all times.

About the Workshop:

Reflexology is a gentle bodywork modality that encourages the body towards homeostasis in all physical and energetic systems. Primary benefits include deep relaxation, improved circulation, and an enhanced sense of well-being. This introductory workshop will provide a brief overview of reflexology’s history and theories, foot assessment, and techniques employed in this modality.

Stimulating the pressure points on the feet has been used to help alleviate pain and promote relaxation and healing since the time of the Egyptians. The many different pressure point systems include points on the feet, hands, and other areas of the body that have corresponding points in other areas.  For example, a point on the foot corresponds to a point in the spine.  When pressure is applied to these points, the related part of the body is affected, relaxing tension and helping the body seek its own balance and health.

Pressure point therapies can be used with any population, do not require a massage table, and can be applied and are effective in a short amount of time.  They can be used as a stand alone therapy with the client fully clothed, or incorporated into a massage.  In a massage setting, working on the pressure point first can relax the corresponding area, making massage techniques more effective.  In certain injuries or illnesses, pressure point therapies can address situations often difficult for massage, such as stimulating healing of wounds, fractures, burns, endocrine imbalances, and skin conditions.  Pressure point therapies also address emotional conditions related to chronic stress.

foot reflexology chart

About the Instructor:

Massage Instructor practicing foot reflexology on client Amy Kreydin (she/her), Board Certified Reflexologist and Clinical Aromatherapist, has been in private practice since 2004. Kreydin received her certificate as a Certified Reflexologist from the Palmer Institute in Salem, MA in 2004, and was awarded her board certificate in Reflexology from the American Reflexology Certification Board in 2006. She trained at a Harvard teaching hospital in Boston, MA and obtained her Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner (CCAP) in 2011. She has lectured and taught continuing education classes and workshops in massage and acupuncture schools, hospitals, and clinics since 2007. Kreydin is currently the only instructor running a full 300 hour Reflexology Program in Texas, she’s wrapping up her tenth program with students who are eligible to sit for their board exam through the ARCB upon completion. Passionate about whole-body wellness, Amy loves helping folks reach their health goals to live an abundant, vibrant, and balanced life.