What is Reflexology?
Reflexology is a natural therapeutic method using specific hand and finger techniques on areas of the body such as the feet, hands and/or ears based on the study and theory that corresponding reflex points are linked to every organ, gland and part of the body. Through the application of pressure to these reflex points, the nervous system is stimulated. This facilitates healing by assisting the body's self-healing abilities to restore and maintain it's natural balance. With reflexology being supportive of the body's efforts to function optimally, it can improve circulation aiding in the process of cleansing and detoxifying as well as relieve stress and tension. Many benefits can be experienced to suit each body's needs.
What is a Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT)?
(as described on the RAC website)
A Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist (RCRT) is a professional reflexology therapist who has been properly trained in the techniques of reflexology and/or specialized protocols.
RCRTs are subject to the highest level of competency through professional level of training and continuing education and are working within RAC’s Standard of Practice and professional Code of Conduct.
The Association ensures that all professionals who bear the federally-trademarked designation of RCRT, abide by these procedures. In this aim, we are protecting the profession as well as the public’s interest and safety.
The benefits of Reflexology that clients report include:
- Reduced Stress
- Improved Relaxation
- Released Tension
- Decreased Pain
- Improved Body Function
- Enhanced Wellness
- Increased Strength
- Increased Mobility
Megan Belcourt, RCRT, RPN
Registered Canadian Reflexology Therapist
Registered Practical Nurse