Is reflexology regulated?

Is reflexology regulated?

Only two states (North Dakota and Tennessee) currently license reflexologists. Washington requires reflexologists to become certified with the Department of Health. Otherwise, cities and states have distinct requirements and regulatory agencies for practicing reflexologists.

What is the practice of reflexology?

Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet (or the hands). Reflexology is generally relaxing and may help alleviate stress. The theory behind reflexology is that areas of the foot correspond to organs and systems of the body.

Is there any law that governs reflexologists?

Although there is currently no legislation specifically regulating reflexologists the profession is keen to introduce self-regulation for the whole profession so that high standards can be put in place and maintained.

What is the definition of reflexology in Tennessee?

Reflexology is the application of specific pressure by the use of the practitioner’s hands, thumb, and fingers to reflex points in the client’s hands, feet, or ears using alternating pressure, and such techniques as thumb walking, finger walking, hook and back up, and rotation on a reflex. Tennessee State Reflexology Law (Chapter 63-30-102.6)

Why is reflexology good for the general public?

Reflexology practitioners and the professional association have advocated that reflexology is effective for general well-being maintenance and treatment of chronic diseases such as strokes, musculoskeletal disorders, and stress. Due to its soothing massage and non-drug complementary nature, reflexology is widely accepted by general public.

What was RAA’s original definition of reflexology?

RAA’s original definition of Reflexology. RAA’s original definition of Reflexology was: Reflexology is a science based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all glands, organs, parts and systems of the body.