Reflexology Practitioner Certification (RPC)
RPC Level 1 Principles & Techniques
This course includes four hours on reflexology theory, history, zone therapy, meridians, map of reflexes and foot and hand structure. Four hours of hands-on to learn reflexology grip and techniques. One hour on business ethics and standards. Twenty hours of unsupervised documented practical sessions and three hours of homework.
RPC Level 2 Reflexology and Aromatherapy
This course includes four hours of reflexology theory, history, zones, meridians, relaxation response, and body systems related to reflexology. Introduction to aromatherapy, its benefits, safety guidelines and practical applications will be discussed. Four hours of practical sessions including the application of essential oils on reflex points. One hour on business standards, local/state laws and ordinances pertaining to the practice of reflexology. Three hours of homework.
RPC Level 3 Reflexology and Hot Stones
This course includes four hours of body systems as related to reflexology, leg and foot structure, hands-on palpations, and map of reflexes as they are anatomically reflected on the feet. Practical use of hot stones for reflexology is discussed and practical sessions for four hours. One hour of business standards and ethics pertaining to the practice of reflexology. Three hours of homework.
RPC Level 4 Reflexology Clinical
Required for Certification with the *ANHA
This fully hands-on two day class is to satisfy the requirements of six documented practical sessions required by *ANHA for certification. The student may schedule 3 clients for each day. The student may invite friends and/or family to be their client or the institute can schedule the clients for the class.
Qualify and test for the American Reflexology Certification Board,
the highest standard of credentials in reflexology recognized through out the United States.
The American Reflexology Certification Board is a non-profit corporation, an independent testing agency whose primary purpose is to certify the competency of those Reflexologist who practice on a professional level and wish to be recognized as meeting national standards. Certification by ARCB distinguishes the professional; setting apart and bringing credibility to the practitioner committed to excellence.
To Qualify for ARCB certification the following must be completed.
ARCB Reflexology Requirements
Homework is no longer counted as part of the 110 hours required to qualify to sit for the ARCB certification exam.
New curriculum for ARCB qualification.
Holistic Health Care Level 1
Anatomy/Physiology and Medical Terminology
Holistic Health Care Level 2
Pathology and Detoxification
Reflexology Level 1
History, Principles, Benefits and Techniques
Written research paper on contraindications
of reflexology or studies on benefits of reflexology.
(Independent study) 21 hrs
Reflexology Level 2 - Techniques and Aromatherapy
Written business plan. (Independent Study)
Reflexology Level 3
Techniques and Hot Stones
Reflexology Level 4
Clinical and final practical exam for ANHA certification
Requires a written case study on five sessions
on five individuals.(Independent Study)
Total hours 110 hours
Independent Study must be completed to meet ARCB requirements.
ANHA certification does not require the independent study hours.
Upon completion students are eligible for certification through the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine and the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy in Maryland.
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine can teach classes in Maryland.
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Jen Martinez-Bentley has 18 years of teaching experience.
Doctor of Naturopathy September 1999
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy December 2007
National University of Therapeutics
Currently teaching at:
Centura College in Chesapeake, VA weekdays
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine weekends only
Qualified to teach the following courses:
Anatomy & Physiology
Business and Ethics for Bodyworkers
Deep Tissue Massage
Meditation / Visualization
Reiki and Chakra Balancing
Spa Modalities including hydrotherapy
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Call to register: (202) 686-8202, (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540