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Comprehensive Reflexology: The Hand Continuing Education CE


Comprehensive Reflexology for the Hand (7.5 CE hours) R8C


Comprehensive Reflexology: The Hand (7.5 CE hours) R8C

In this comprehensive continuing education (CE) course on hand reflexology, Meade Steadman, LMT and professional educator, will guide you from theory to practical application. Discussions include the various hypotheses of why reflexology works to the current research substantiating some of the claims. In addition to written text, video excerpts are included for visual, step-by-step demonstrations of techniques and how to work the whole body for balance. In addition to the body map, hand anatomy, body physiology, and systems are discussed, explaining the interconnections and providing guidance for working reflexes to address specific health problems. Also included are: history, benefits and contraindications, tips for getting started, working on infants and geriatric and pregnant clients, after-treatment, marketing, and other professional concerns. Resources are included for licensing, certification, and further information.

This course is worth 7.5 CE hours

Course Objective:

After completion of this CE course, you will be able to:

  • Define reflexology
  • Discuss the five theories in broad terms
  • Summarize the general consensus on this healing technique
  • Determine where to inquire about licensing requirements and get certification
  • Summarize the history of reflexology from ancient times until today
  • List the people credited with evolving and popularizing reflexology
  • Set up a room with the recommended items
  • Welcome a client and prepare them for a reflexology session
  • Relax a client prior to treatment
  • Perform the six techniques used to provide reflexology
  • Explain why “diagnosing” and “healing” are discouraged
  • List nine benefits of reflexology
  • List seven contraindications for providing reflexology
  • Map the organs and other body parts to reflexes on the hands
  • Understand the general anatomy of the hand
  • List the eleven systems of the body
  • Summarize the functions of each system
  • Perform a general reflexology session on the right and left hands
  • Determine which reflexes should be worked to address specific health issues
  • Identify concerns specific to infants, expecting mothers, older clients, and those who are terminally ill
  • List three after-treatment recommendations
  • Discuss possible side effects, also known as “healing crisis”
  • List six long-term client suggestions
  • Market your services
  • Determine how much to charge for your services
  • Create three client record forms
  • Determine recommended client scheduling
  • Define 136 terms relevant to reflexology for the hand
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 75% or higher


Meade Steadman is a licensed massage therapist and instructor. He taught at the Myotherapy College of Utah and the Myotherapy Institute of Massage. In the classroom, he has taught Swedish, Sports, Acutherapy, Tai Chi, Hydrotherapy, Reflexology, Infant Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Contraindications, Chair Massage, Geriatric Massage, Specialized Spa Techniques, and Therapeutic Principles. He is also the featured expert in many award-winning instructional videos on various massage modalities. For 26 years he owned and managed Tranquil Touch™ LLC in Salt Lake City, UT. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Utah, and has published in A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology (4th Edition) and Massage and BodyWork Magazine.

Customer Reviews:

“I felt the information in this course was comprehensive and covered all the major points and information.  The videos …were well done and I felt I came away with useful information that I could easily implement… .” Maria W., CMT

“I enjoyed this very much.  I thought the information was comprehensive without being too complicated.” Anne H.

“Hi guys, just to say: I am a huge fan of your website! I work and live in the United Kingdom, three weeks ago I took the Hand Reflexology course. Great course! Cheers" Lora T.

“Great course, very thorough…” Brianna M.

“It was a great experience.” Lora T.

“Excellent course.” Lauren R.

“Very good balance of info & video... Nice online units & feedback from assessments. THANKS for this course to earn CEU's!” Patti S.

“I really enjoyed the process it was very informative.” Stephanie W.

“Challenging and valuable information.” Angela R.

“It was to the point and clear.” Elizabeth R.

“It was great. Loved the videos and demonstrations.” Michelle K.

“Really good course, good information.” Gene H.

“I really enjoyed this hand reflexology course and liked the videos that went along with the online reading material - a very nice balance.” Maura K.

“I enjoyed the thorough testing and curriculum.” Jacqueline W.

“The course was easy to follow and navigate through. Very detailed and informative.” Gina T.

“I thought this was an informative course. The instructor is very professional and explained material in a relevant manner.” Kelly K.

“Very informative and professional.” Christina A.

“Would not change anything. Was glad I could take as long as I needed to complete the course.” Resa P.

"Hi guys, just to say: I am a huge fan of your website:) I work and live in United Kingdom and three weeks ago I took the Hand Reflexology course. Great course:) Cheers." L. Noncheva-Tabakova



... The videos were outstanding.

~ Sarah S.

I really enjoyed this course, and feel like I learned a lot.

~ Rebecca H.

... I found the course very informative and well outlined.

~ Keith C.