A Reflexology Practice
Reflexology offers self-employment to practitioners who desire a lucrative income in the art of helping others. The demand for qualified practitioners is growing rapidly.
If working in private practice doesn't appeal to you, you may opt to work in a gym, sports facility, clinic, doctor's office, or even on a cruise ship.
As a self-employed practitioner your rates will depend upon your locality, skills and experience level. The fees you charge your clients may be anywhere from $15 to $40 for a 1/2 session, or as much as $25 to $60 for a one hour session.
This type of therapy uses the thumb and fingers to apply pressure to specific points located on the hands and feet. These points correspond to specific organs and glands in the body and applying pressure increases oxygen in the cells.
This results in an increase of the body's energy flow which results in a reduction of stress. A stress reduction allows the body's organs to function more effectively and promotes the body's natural ability to heal.
Watch a video demonstration of the pressure points on the feet and the organs they connect to.
Certification as a practitioner can be obtained through the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB). The ARCB is a non-profit corporation that offers independent testing for a national certification in this therapy.
While you may receive certification through other training, the ARCB gives more credibility to your practice. Training costs can be between $2000 and $3000 from an accredited school program.
Most schools offer financing for their training programs.
Check with your local state agency for laws and regulations pertaining to your state.
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