The Stone Institute Announces New Professional Reflexology Certification Program

Looking to become professionally credentialed in therapeutic reflexology? The Stone Institute LLC is accepting applications for the professional Therapeutic Reflexology Certification Program to begin January, 2014.

Thanks to dual enrollment, massage therapists and nurses earn 250 CEs while attending classes for certification. “We created dual enrollment to allow professionals to get the most from their education. Massage therapists seeking to meet the new NCBTMB requirements can earn needed CEs and additional certification,” said Paula Stone, Executive Director.

Why reflexology? According to Angela Wells Peterson, RN, “Reflexology performed by a loving, skilled professional is among the most relaxing therapies. It nudges the body toward its own innate healing processes. This one therapy benefits the entire body, mind, and spirit. This is what healing is about.”

Why become professionally credentialed? The face of healthcare is changing dramatically in the U.S. This means opportunity — for those willing to enter this new arena. One harbinger of change is the final report of the White House Commission on Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2002). It “recommends that states require all persons providing CAM services to disclose information regarding their level and scope of training and to make it easily available to consumer.” Graduation and certification from The Stone Institute clearly presents training and professional qualifications to support this recommendation and future developments in integrative healthcare, including reflexology.

What makes the program unique? The 350+ hour science-based program focuses on contemporary theories, medically based research, manual techniques, and clinical skills. Each student is challenged to develop critical thinking skills necessary to assist clients with a wide range of health challenges.

Why enroll in The Stone Institute? In a word: Quality. The Stone Institute is certified to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, making it the first reflexology school of its kind in the central U.S. It is also the first reflexology school in the U.S. with curriculum accredited by the American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education and Training. Instructors are credentialed and respected specialists in their fields.

Reflexology classes are taught by accredited educator and award-winning reflexologist Paula Stone, author of Therapeutic Reflexology (Pearson Education, 2011). Register now for 2014 classes.

For information, visit www.TheStoneInstitute.org or call 636.724.8686Classes are held at A Gathering Place Massage School and Clinic located at 12061 Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights. For directions, visit www.AGatheringPlace.com.