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How to Be a Reflexologist



The Reflexologist Job Overview:


A reflexologist is a trained person who uses therapeutic touch to the feet, hands and outer ears to match up with certain points throughout the body.


Education Needed to be a Reflexologist:


The educational requirements to be a reflexologist differ greatly from country to country and state to state usually in the amount of anywhere from 100 - 1000 hours of training in reflexology practices. Though no formal college degree is required many reflexologists spend several years acquiring a bachelor's or master's degree in clinical sciences, biology, etc. before attending a reflexology school to learn to become a reflexologist. Many countries and states require reflexology training before a person may apply for a license or certification to practice reflexology in the area.



Other Requirements to be a Reflexologist:


A person wishing to become a reflexologist must be comfortable with touching feet, hands and ears of strangers repeatedly as well as be social able to interact with patients or clients. They of course need to have an innate belief in the practice of reflexology and its uses. Strong hands and upper body strength is vital to a reflexologist as well due to them during the reflexology treatment.



Advancement as a Reflexologist:


A person wishing to become a reflexologist must be comfortable with touching feet, hands and ears of strangers repeatedly as well as be social able to interact with patients or clients. They of course need to have an innate belief in the practice of reflexology and its uses. Strong hands and upper body strength is vital to a reflexologist as well due to them during the reflexology treatment.


Future Prospect for Jobs as a Reflexologist:


Alternative medicine as a whole has become more popular in recent years as people turn to other means of healing and treating their bodies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the reflexology career field as well as alternative medicinal practices as a whole will increase 41.3% between 2010 and 2018.


Expected Salary as a Reflexologist:


The salary of a reflexologist varies greatly due to factors such as geographical location, education, experience, the sector a reflexologist works in and whether or not they are self employed. For those who are self employed the choice is up to them as to what fees they charge for their services as well as the amount of hours worked, so an annual salary figure is unclear. However, for those who are employed an average annual salary of about $35,000 or £21,500 a year can be expected.


A Day-in-the-Life of a Reflexologist:


The average daily tasks of a reflexologist varies greatly by geographical location, education, experience, the sector they work in and whether or not they are self employed or not, however a typical day may include:

  • Preparing food for the animals based upon the individual dietary needs
  • Meeting with patients of all ages to perform reflexology treatments
  • Keeping detailed records of all patients files if applicable
  • Socially engaging patients as they perform reflexology treatment
  • Keeping up to date on recent reflexology treatments and practices







 

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