Integrative Reflexology®

Integrative Reflexology® is more than a technique, it is an experience!
 

The Book, Classes and Home Study Courses

Reflexology is as old as walking barefoot—our bare feet pumiced by rocks, roots and leaves, stimulated by the texture of the Earth, and serving as a connection between our nervous system and the magnetic energy flowing through the Earth. Stimulating the feet for healing purposes is known to have been part of the ancient health care modalities used by our ancestors all over the world. Many ancient cultures directly connected the health of the body to the health of the feet.

 

Integrative Reflexology® is a four-theory approach to reflexology. Structural Alignment Theory, Zone Theory, Meridian Theory and Psychoneuroimmunology Theory each serve as a different lens for understanding how reflexology works and how we can view the body in a holistic way, honoring its complexity. This approach creates space for the body’s innate wisdom to provide the healing offered through an Integrative Reflexology® session. The Integrative Reflexology® method was developed by Claire Marie Miller specifically for massage therapists and has evolved to be a modality that is accessible to everyone.

The Book!

Integrative Reflexology®: Theory and Practice offers an innovative and in-depth program for integrating foot and hand reflexology into massage and bodywork. Readers gain the skill set necessary to perform a safe and therapeutic Integrative Reflexology® session. Claire’s approach is accessible and easy to perform for anyone with an interest in bringing the body, mind and spirit into a balanced state of well-being. This book benefits everyone, from massage therapists to parents, caregivers to medical and holistic practitioners.

NOTE: In the state of North Carolina reflexology was moved from an exempted modality to a modality requiring a massage and bodywork license. In years past when trafficking wasn’t an issue impacting public trust in our legitimate profession the exemption was appropriate but since this terminology has been exploited by bad actors and they are actually operating body massage business using unlicensed persons but using reflexology as a title, the exemption was removed. (August 2019)

Integrative Reflexology® Classes

Integrative Reflexology® Certification 24CE

Therapists say:

"Reflexology finally makes sense!"

"Easiest chart to follow"

"Gentle on the hands"

"Implemented into my massage practice immediately"

"Most requested add-on"

 

Clients Report:

Better sleep • Less pain • Calmer digestion • Decreased anxiety

Integrative Reflexology® is a foot and hand reflexology training that is designed to be a modality of massage and bodywork therapies. The Integrative Reflexology® method is a whole-hand technique that is easier for the therapists to give and more enjoyable for the client to receive.

In this foundational certification course you will learn the basic techniques of foot and hand reflexology through the 4-Theory Approach. The four theories include Structural Alignment Theory, Zone Theory, Meridian Theory and Psychoneuroimmunology Theory. 

Benefits of an Integrative Reflexology® session:

  • A deeply relaxing and therapeutic response.

  • Increased digestive response and constipation relief.

  • Sinus drainage, perhaps while still in the session.

  • Decreased bronchi and lung congestion.

  • Endocrine stimulation

  • Organ stimulation

  • Uterine reflex stimulation can help to bring on overdue babies or late menses.

  • Uterine reflex stimulation will also relieve some of the symptoms of PMS (premenstrual syndrome).

  • Reduced muscular tension in the neck, shoulders, elbows, hips, sciatic area and spine.

  • Reduced swelling in the feet and lower limbs.

  • Increased lymphatic, nerve and blood circulation.

  • Kidney stones have been reported to pass with the stimulation of the kidney reflexes.

  • Many clients report they are as relaxed as if they had a full body massage.

Integrative Reflexology® Spa Certification 16CE

This is Claire Marie Miller's Spa certification course in Integrative Reflexology® offered on-site at your spa to train your massage team. The course includes basic techniques for the foot, and hand reflexology. 

 

If you or your spa are interested in hosting this course, please contact us.

Integrative Reflexology® 16CE Home Study Course

This course features the same content as the instructor led course with the freedom to learn and study in your own home at your own pace. It challenges you to embody the work by requiring reflection on your practice sessions with clients. 

This course includes:

  • Integrative Reflexology®: Theory and Practice Book

  • Integrative Reflexology® DVD

  • 8” x 11” foot reflexology chart

  • 8” x 11” hand reflexology chart

  • 4” x 5” foot reflexology card

  • 4” x 5” hand reflexology card

  • Integrative Reflexology® Home Study Course packet

  • Integrative Reflexology® marketing materials

  • Email and phone mentoring

 

Upon completion of this course you will be a certified Integrative Reflexology® practitioner as well as receive 16 CEs approved by NCBTMB.

Certification requires completion of the following:

  • Multiple choice test (70% = pass)

  • 900 minutes of hands-on work

  • Five 1-page practice session write-ups.

  • Course evaluation

If you are interested in this Home Study Course, you can purchase here.

Advanced Integrative Reflexology: Muscle Reflexology with Meridians 14CE

This class combines basic Integrative Reflexology® with advanced techniques for the body. When you address the tension in both the body and the feet you get an amazing and surprisingly easy release. This work both resets the nervous system, supports the unwinding of fascia, and integrates the meridians and associated muscles. 

Plan to play with the combination of working the reflexology points and areas on the feet along with actual muscles and organs as you INTEGRATE it into the body.

This course is for licensed massage therapists.

Prerequisites for this course: Integrative Reflexology® 24, 21CE or 16CE Home Study

Hot Rockin' Reflexology and Sweet Feet Aromatherapy 7CE

Enhance your reflexology sessions with heated basalt rocks and aromatherapy! Take your reflexology sessions to the next level. This protocol uses specifically chosen essential oils from LovingScents Aromatherapy to allow you to tailor a session for your specific needs. It is helpful to have had prior experience with reflexology but is not necessary.

 

You will learn:

  • Safe and effective use of heated basalt rocks and aromatherapy during a reflexology session

  • Techniques to use the rocks both in the affected area and as a wrap or pack on the feet

  • Therapeutic aromatherapy with eight essential oils targeting common discomforts

  • How to combine the oils and add to a carrier foot balm for the reflexology session

2020 Dates and Locations:

June 27: Albany, NY

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It has been at least five years since I took Claire's Integrative Reflexology® course and I use it nearly every day with my massage and integrative wellness clients! This work never ceases to amaze me

- Fertile Ground Massage, LLC

Integrative Reflexology®

2021 Dates and Locations

January 8-10: Sarasota, FL

NOTE: Georgia and Idaho LMTs, please know that reflexology is not approved for CE credit for your license renewal.

I love how well you incorporate the body map in the book for a visual understanding of how it relates to the muscle zones on the feet. This makes it very easy to understand and memorize. Excellent workbook materials.

Serenity Dylan - Asheville, NC

This course was thorough and gave me way more perspective to the map on our feet/hands and how much they can truly tell us about the body.

Miriam Avila - Integrative Reflexology® Home Study Student

Love how we mixed the massage with the reflexology to locate issues with the body.

Tara Payne - Anderson, SC; Advanced Integrative Reflexology Student

Advanced Integrative Reflexology

2020 Dates and Locations

October 22-23: Chapel Hill, NC

Integrative Reflexology® Basic and Advanced Combo 38CE

In select locations you can take both classes back-to-back at a discounted rate and earn enough CEs to qualify to take the NCBTMB Reflexology Specialist Exam

2020 Dates and Locations:

October 19-23: Chapel Hill, NC

An enlightening experience, this course enriched and deepened my appreciation for reflexology and meridian work and affirmed my belief that combining modalities best serves the client.

Paul Weiss; Advanced Integrative Reflexology Student

Lymphatic Massage for Detoxification

I really enjoyed learning about lymphatic massage and all the benefits that castor oil has. I am coming away with some good information that I look forward to sharing with my clients and using in my practice.

Sabrina Oliver – Creston, NC

Lymphatic Massage for Detoxification 14CE

Heal the Immune System!

  • Easy techniques

  • Deeply calming to give and receive

  • Oils that enhance the flow of lymph fluid

  • Based on the science of the interconnection between the immune system, the nervous system and the emotional body

Learn a technique that will provide your clients with powerful detoxification! This protocol combines a basic lymphatic massage with skin brushing, castor oil packs on the abdomen and additional detoxifying foot reflexology, which enhances a potent cleanse to the body.

 

In this course you will learn:

  • A complete, full-body lymphatic massage

  • Anatomy of the lymphatic system

  • New information from recent research on the lymphatic system

  • Castor oil pack applications to support cleansing of the lymph nodes in the small intestine

  • Deep, colon-cleansing massage techniques

  • Indications and contraindications for lymphatic massage

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“Awesome!!! I feel rejuvenated and my mental clarity is vibrant.”

-Robert Reeves – Charlotte, NC

Therapeutic Applications for Castor Oil in Massage

Therapeutic Applications for Castor Oil in Massage 7CE

Ricinus communis, commonly known as Castor oil, has a long history of therapeutic benefits. It is used mainly for its industrial and medical applications and it is also used in manufacturing commercial skin care and conditioning products like shampoo and lipstick. When it comes to its medical uses, Castor oil is a well-known laxative, famous for providing temporary relief to constipation. It is also considered an alternative treatment to a variety of health conditions, including arthritis, hair loss, digestive disorders, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, skin rashes, insect bites and lymphatic conditions.

 

In this class we will explore a variety of applications of Castor oil that can be added into your massage therapy practice. Castor oil packs is the most common use for treating both digestive disorders and reproductive conditions. We will explore the benefits of Castor oil for the skin, hair and lymph system.

 

Plan to get oily! 

In this class you will learn:

  • History of Castor oil and its uses

  • The properties of Castor oil

  • Various applications for the use of Castor oil, including Castor oil packs, scar tissue massage, facial massage, scalp rejuvenation, abdominal massage.

  • Benefits and cautions of using Castor oil 

  • How to create blends with Castor oil and other therapeutic oils

  • How to explain the use of Castor oil packs to your client for self-care. 

  • How to remove Castor oil from your massage sheets

Dates and Locations for this course in 2020:

June 22: Chapel Hill, NC

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Ethics: Balanced Professionalism

Ethics: Balanced Professionalism 3CE

Balancing you and your career
Balancing you and your client
Balancing you and your professional skills
Balancing you and your personal life choices 

In this cooperative setting the group will learn to discern appropriate ethical choices as massage therapists. By observing and experiencing through play-acting, the class will ask, “is this a balanced decision?” This ethics course will support creating the template for making “balanced professional choices.”

Through experiential role-play, students will learn:

  • Skills for assessing a variety of situations that may present in the massage session. 

  • How to speak and set clear boundaries with each and every client through nonviolent communication. 

  • When to refer out to other healthcare professionals when a situation is out of the scope of their practice. 

  • To assess their own needs for self-care by recognizing physical or emotional burn out symptoms. 

  • To assert their own basic rights.

  • Their professional responsibilities. 

Dates and Locations in 2020:

October 18: Chapel Hill, NC

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Phone: 919-280-5505

Email: clairemariemiller1979@gmail.com

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