200 Hour Foot Reflexology Certification Begins February 5, 2011, in Westchester, NY

A 200-hour certification program in foot reflexology will begin February 5-6, the first of six weekend sessions that wrap up in May. Upon completing the series, students will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam offered by the American Reflexology Certification Board.

Reflexology is a non-invasive, drug-free, holistic modality recognized by the National Institutes of Health and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine as a body-based practice. “Reflexology supports and enhances the body’s innate ability to balance, repair and restore itself,” explains Susan Raskin, a registered nurse and certified reflexologist. “It is used in hospitals, clinics and private practices as an effective technique for managing stress, anxiety, pain, chronic illnesses, insomnia and the side effects of chemotherapy.”

The upcoming program is highly recommended for allopathic and integrative healthcare professionals, family caregivers, massage therapists, spa personnel and holistic practitioners, Raskin says. “Individuals interested in reflexology for self-care and health promotion are also encouraged to enroll,” she says, noting that previous experience in health-related fields is not required. “The program is comprehensive, providing the foundation of knowledge and practical skills necessary to provide reflexology services safely and competently,” she says. The program instructor is accredited through the American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology and Training.

Class schedule is as follows: February 5-6 and 19-20; March 5-6 and 19-20; April 9-10; and May 14-15. Classes run 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information or to register, call 914.649.5262, email SCRaskin@gmail.com, or visit IntegrativeHealthPractices.com.

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