Reflexology Professor Newsletter

— A Note from the Prof: Autumn Footprints

— Feature Article: Reflexology, World Reflexology Week & the Skeletal System!

— Upcoming Classes: September Foot Reflexology

— The Prof Recommends: The Foot Factor Program

— Marketplace & Helpful Hints: Questions Answered

Ask the Prof

It's mid-September and it's back to business. I like to plan my upcoming 12 months starting now.

A lot of people, and reflexologists are no exception, find that they need to gear up their efforts to welcome clients back after a summer hiatus. (There's actually a way to keep client sessions filled over the summer, but that's another article – so watch for it.)

Reflexology is definitely a great way to get back into the hustle and bustle that the autumn months bring. Traditionally, the harvest would be in and it's a time for reflection and reveling over the bounty of nature.

I suggest you focus your celebrations around the bounty that reflexology can bring to health and wellbeing.

If you'd like some ideas for ways to bring clients back in droves you'll love this article because I reveal several marketing tips that are "tried and true".

It'll also give you some ideas about one of the "core" systems of the body along with how to market to the season.

And, don't forget World Reflexology Week.

Don't forget to send this free newsletter to friends and classmates and tell them to sign up for it (I can't do it for you) or send them to the website or the new blog

Live Long, Reflex and Prosper,

Wendy Coad

upcoming classes

The Next Foot Reflexology Certificate Training
Program – begins on September 26!

Wendy CoadThis is the next of my 2009 Professional Certification Program in Foot Reflexology that I teach every year in New York City.

Reflexology is one of the most practical, efficient and effective holistic health practices of today. It's easy to learn and its stress-relieving techniques are enjoyed around the world. , Reflexology promotes relaxation, may aid circulation and assist muscular and nerve function by supporting the body's own healing process. Join us to learn these popular health techniques based primarily on the system developed by American osteopathic physician William Fitzgerald.

Special features of this program:

  • Hands-on experience

  • Students give and receive a session every day

  • A wealth of information shared through daily lectures, Q&A, demonstrations, handouts and visuals to enhance learning

  • Alternative Careers for those exploring full, part-time or volunteer work in the holistic healing arts, even with no prior bodywork experience

  • Career Expansion for Healthcare professionals, nurses, spa and salon specialists, massage therapists, body workers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, yoga instructors, therapists, counselors, spiritual healers and caretakers

INTRODUCTION TO FOOT REFLEXOLOGY – this is the first 2 days of a 6 – 9 month, 200 hour PROFESSIONAL REFLEXOLOGY TRAINING PROGRAM which can be taken separately.

Learn how to help yourself and others with the soothing relaxation techniques and healing wisdom that is the core of all Reflexology practice.

A TWO-Day Intro to Foot Reflexology Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, September 26th & 27th

No Prerequisites
For further information or to enroll, please call 212.219.2527 ext 2.

Note: Program Tuition does not include books, material fees, private tutorials or sessions received. Please bring a towel and sheet to each class.

Wendy Coad, MFA, RPP, LMT, ARCB Certified, is a former Director of the American Reflexology Certification Board. She has been an educator for over 25 years and teaches Master classes in Reflexology and Bodywork. She has a private practice in NYC and Miami.

feature article

Reflexology to the Core (the Skeletal System)

Last week I gave you the first installment of the article: Reflexology, World Reflexology Week, Halloween and the Skeletal System.

With the subtitle: "How Does Halloween Feature in World Reflexology Week?"

As I mentioned earlier, while we gear up for both World Reflexology Week and Halloween – why not offer a promotional session in celebration of one or both: World Reflexology Week AND Halloween.

A great way to do that is to offer a special – Special Session, Special Price, Special Event or Special Contribution... the list goes on.

Here are some thoughts on each:

Special Session – Design a sequence that will specifically address a particular system, if you make it the skeletal system (why? Because it's Halloween) I'll give you the particulars below.

ReflexologySpecial Price – You can do just one of the suggested or just one – like price – You can say something like "In honor of World Reflexology Week, I'm offering a discount, (or a "bring a friend" 2 for one special... – a great way to introduce someone else to your reflexology services and maybe get a new client),

Special Event - make it a celebration! Have an 'open house" in your office to thank existing customers and to welcome newcomers to your place. Serve cheese and a beverage and have fun during World Reflexology Week.

Special Contribution – How about volunteering or donating the money you earn from one session during World Reflexology Week to a local charity or to your local/national reflexology association? (State and National Reflexology Associations are non-profits and they work tirelessly on our behalf through volunteer services.)

If you're in New York City you must join the New York State Reflexology Association’s (NYSRA is hugely active and the largest state association in the country). They have for years offered sessions to patients and caregivers at the "Hospital for Joint Disease" and they are planning an event celebrating World Reflexology Week in conjunction with Ronald McDonald House – a facility that offers affordable, temporary housing for parents/family of kids undergoing cancer treatments while at hospitals (in New York City and around the country). Get more info by emailing

Now, as I mentioned last week, when it comes to pain and how it affects the body, most people think of the skeletal system first - as in the spine, hips, knees and shoulders. The skeletal system happens to be one of the most important systems of the body. If we treat it right and maintain it well, it will be happy to return the favor.

You can check last week's newsletter at for the first part of the article on Holistic Healing for the Skeletal System.

In it I talked about the skeleton and postural deformities as well as other skeletal problems and issues that might affect the bones or joints.

Lots of people suffer from back problems as they age due to vertebrae that start to become displaced. The result is stiffness and may lead to pain as well as a restriction in movement.

The skeletal system is affected by your lifestyle. From doing heavy work to leading a sedentary life or maybe not getting the right nutrition, the spine takes the brunt of all these situations and more.

How Can Reflexology Help?

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professor recommends

Even if you already know reflexology (or, you'd like to learn more), you'll love the Reflexology Professor's "all-in-one Foot Factor Program" designed just for you.

It's a goldmine of information, techniques and visuals so you can resource the most important techniques – and learn a few new ones.

- It's The Most Valuable Information a Reflexologist Can Have - All in One Place -

Take that quantum leap and enjoy the best that reflexology knowledge and wisdom can bring.

For a limited time only, I'm offering a special price for "The Foot Factor Program" Launch so... go to

To Find Out More About It


- Reflexology Training in a Kit -
9 DVD's, 9 CD’s and 3 Action Guides

It took a lot of work and almost 20 years of experience to get all the information I've put into my Foot Factor Program. And you know what people are saying? It's too good. That's not all, they're also telling me that I'm giving too much information. But, I want you to have it all.

Now, my years of knowledge has been compiled into a comprehensive training that’s perfect for:

  • Reflexologists who want to deepen their knowledge,
  • Anyone interested in beginning a career in Holistic Health,
  • Reflexology students who need a great review of their course materials,
  • Having everything in one place,
  • Reviewing things you might have forgotten,
  • Being able to view, over and over, all the techniques on DVD
  • Having audio CD’s of in class lectures
  • Nurses, Podiatrists, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapist, Physical or Occupational Therapists, Estheticians, Nutritionists, Bodyworkers and more...

About Wendy Coad

Wendy Coad

Wendy Coad, the "Reflexology Professor" helps reflexologists and aspiring reflexologists learn dynamic skills that attract clients and increase sales.

If you liked what you read today and want to learn more or refresh your skills, you'll love Wendy's

The Reflexology Professor has been sharing holistic health and "Reflexology News, Tips and Techniques" in classes, trainings and a weekly email newsletter to students and subscribers from around the world.

You can learn more about Wendy and her programs at

marketplace and helpful hints

More Support & Helpful Hints

Here's an email that came in recently.

Hi Wendy, how are you?

I am currently working on a client with Parkinsons and have observed some interesting phenomena. One of the symptoms of Parkinsons is difficulty in sleeping through the night due to muscle pain. Whenever I work on her, she is able to sleep through the night. Also, when she is experiencing muscle movements from the medicine she takes, while I am working on her, the movements seem to stop.

I looked up Parkinsons and reflexology and they recommended to emphasize the nervous system and the brain. Also I find her kidney, adrenal, uterus and ovary reflexes seem to be sensitive.

I would love to get your feedback.

Thanks, Naomi E.

Here's my response:

I'm always so honored to have been a part of another person’s journey in taking reflexology into the world and where others can experience all of the benefits inherent in this amazing modality.

Having wiped that tear away from my eye, all I can say is that you are doing a great job and providing a great service. I’ve had similar experiences with clients who have Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis.

The important thing is that it's helping with the symptoms – which can be a huge relief although only a small part of the pathology.

Reflexology seems to work positively with the symptoms of a number of conditions. In fact, reflexology is being studied right now at the University of Michigan's Department of Nursing to see how well reflexology can help reduce the symptoms of the treatment of advanced stage breast cancer.

I'll add 2 things, one is to keep monitoring the changes because if there are more changes over time they should continue to be recorded and shared with others in the medical and support teams.

The other is to include the endocrine system reflexes into the areas of emphasis. I can't tell you how important these are for supporting every regulated system in the body. You may find sensitivity there, like you already have with this clients adrenal and ovary reflex points. I'm sure you're already including the pituitary gland reflex (don't forget hypothalamus and pineal gland reflexes as well). There's only a few left (thyroid, parathyroids, thymus and pancreas) but I would definitely add them into the protocol – every time.

Apart from that – keep it up and thanks for sharing.

If one of my readers has anything to add, from their own experiences or anecdotally, I’d love to hear from you so we can share your information too.

Wendy Coad
The Reflexology Professor

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Sept. 17th, 2009
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