RAC Certified Foot Reflexology Course

Kelowna & Central Okanagan - Courses, Workshops & Events

Weekend Course format. 3 Weekends starting Sept. 30/Oct. 1st 2017
course dates include Oct. 14/15 and Oct. 21/22
ID# 0930F-17-MS

Date:Sep 30, 2017
9:30-4:30 Daily
Price:$1205.00 plus
Kelowna, BC Canada


Reflexology Association of Canada

RAC Foot Course Outline
RAC Foot Course registrants must be 18 years of age or have completed high school.

Course Hours
The RAC Foot Reflexology course is 186.5 hours: 35 in-class hours (in a format selected by the teacher), 25 hours of a home study program, a 2-hour written exam, a practicum of 120 hours (60 treatments), a 3-hour mandatory review (during the practicum) and a 1.5-hour practical exam.

The objectives of this training are for students to:
• Understand the principles of reflexology;
• Gain an introductory understanding of how the body systems function;
• Learn to map the body to the feet;
• Learn how to stimulate the various reflexes on the foot for a safe, effective therapeutic treatment;
• Qualify to become a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT) and Professional member of RAC.

Course Outline
A. The History and Theory of Reflexology
Covers a historical and theoretical overview and background to Reflexology, the healing crisis and how it affects the client and the healing process, structure and function of the foot, how and why it works, zone and neural pathways of the body and terminology.

B. Biomechanics of the Foot and Foot Assessment Techniques
Covers identification of foot conditions, their origins, assessment of the overall structure of the foot.

C. Completing a Reflexology Case Study
Covers the client/therapist interview process, review reasons for completing of a Health Record and documenting a session on a Treatment Record.

D. Anatomy and Physiology
Covers an introduction and explanation of the anatomy and physiology of the systems in the body, related conditions, and how to locate the reflexes on the foot that correlate to each system.

The systems include:
• The Nervous System
• The Endocrine System
• The Respiratory System
• The Cardiovascular System
• The Digestive System
• The Urinary or Renal System
• The Immune and Lymphatic Systems
• The Reproductive Systems
• The Musculoskeletal System

E. Key Areas of Emphasis for Specific Conditions in Reflexology
Introduces the student to an explanation and breakdown of each condition and the related systems and reflexes commonly affected within each condition.

F. RAC Approved Reflexology Method (following national and international standards)
Covers treatment guidelines including providing a healing environment and hygienic practice, what to do before and after a session, a full reflexology procedure including method, pacing and technique.

G. Business and Financial Information
Covers RAC Code of Conduct and Ethics, Standards of Practice, health and insurance plans, confidentiality, advertising, professionalism, business operation, and what makes a successful clinic.

Home Study
Home study guides the student through the course material. Each student must complete the Home Study Workbook and submit it for review at the time of the theoretical exam. Once completed and reviewed, the student is accredited 25 hours of home study.

The practicum is a time for students to perfect the protocol associated with the practice of Foot Reflexology. Students must find their own clients and complete 60 treatments in a Case Study context (health records, treatment records and assessment documentation). The practicum must include a minimum of 6 clients. And, a maximum of 3 clients with one session each will be accepted. Case studies must be submitted for review at the time of the practical exam. Once completed and reviewed, the student is accredited 120 practicum hours.

Mandatory Review
There is a 3-hour mandatory review given by the teacher half-way through the practicum. The goal is for the teacher and students to come together to review and evaluate the student’s case studies and session protocol. Each student must come prepared to present a minimum of 2 case studies with
Reflexology Association of Canada

Students must be Professional members in good standing at the time of each exam.
All exam prerequisites, including those of membership, must be satisfied before an exam may be administered.

RAC’s passing grade for all exams is 80%.
It is possible to register for an exam redo through RAC.
a minimum of 20 recorded treatments. Additional reviews may be requested by either the student or the teacher.
*** When a student has successfully completed the review and 40 case study sessions, s/he will be allowed to charge a maximum of $20.00 for the each of the remaining 20 treatments. ***

The Exam Preparation chapter in the manual covers suggestions on how to help prepare for both the theoretical and practical exams.

The 1.5-hour theoretical exam must be completed within 3 months of the last day of class. (Those traveling a significant distance may contact RAC Head Office to discuss the possibility of a Proctor for the exam. Extensions are available.) The Home Study Workbook must be completed and submitted to the teacher at the time of the theoretical exam. Students must be members in good standing before the exam may be administered.

The 1.5-hour practical exam must be completed within 1 year of the last day of class. (Extensions are available.) The practical component of 60 treatments must be submitted to the examiner at the time of the exam. All students must have completed the mandatory review, have a professional treatment by a RAC certified member or teacher (at the rate charged by the member or teacher) and be a member in good standing before the exam may be administered.

Award of RAC National Certificate
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be credited with 186.5 course hours, will receive a transcript of their marks, will be awarded an embossed certificate and will be eligible to become a Professional member of RAC. This course fully qualifies graduates to practice as a highly trained and skilled RAC Certified Foot Reflexologist.

Marie Sperling has been RCRT - Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist with the Reflexology Association of Canada since 1999. Marie has been teaching Reflexology for the past 4 years. Marie practices in Kelowna, BC BIO Marie is a RAC (Reflexology Association of Canada) Certified Reflexologist and Teacher. Marie has been practicing in the Okanagan for 17 years. She has trained with internationally renowned therapists such as Chris Stormer of South Africa, Dr. Martine Faure-Alderson of Europe in Cranial Sacral Reflexology. Marie is a certified Shiatsu Practitioner with therapist training, (Shiatsu, is a therapeutic Acupressure Massage that addresses all levels of healing in one modality. The body, mind and soul connection, in Marie’s estimation is paramount to optimal health and well being.), a Reiki Master, Iridologist, Kinesiologist, Home Economist and Health and Nutrition Coach. Marie brings all this knowledge together when working on the person to bring about homeostasi