Herbology and Natural Healing Classes
With Tess Fries, Master Herbalist,
Certified by Dr. John Christopher
A wonderful array of fun and practical classes on natural
health and herbs will be held on the first weekend of every month
(except holiday weekends).
Sneak preview of subjects:
"Got Energy?", "If Mama's not Happy ain't Nobody Happy", Positive Living - The Mind/Body Connection", and "Cleansing and Detoxing".
Classes open to all. CE Certificates will be available.
Please let us know of your interest and we will keep you informed.
Fridays With Faith Welcomes
Click on this link to hear about Gaia Tossing's journey to become founder of Nashville Academy of Reflexology, LLC.
The interview takes a turn into a discussion of a new approach and way to understand a healing possibility for Parkinson's Disease, based on the work of Dr. Janice Hadlock
Reflexology Association of America (RAA) has adopted the following definition of Reflexology:
Reflexology is a protocol of manual techniques, such as thumb and finger-walking, hook and backup and rotating-on-a-point, applied to specific reflex areas predominantly on the feet and hands. These techniques stimulate the complex neural pathways linking body systems, supporting the body’s efforts to function optimally.
The effectiveness of reflexology is recognized worldwide by various national health institutions and the public at large as a distinct complementary practice within the holistic health field. (RAA 2016)
The NIH has recognized Reflexology as one of the therapeutic methods in the NIH departments, as well as on their website.
NAR's Visit To
East Nashville Community Acupuncture
Massage Magazine Article
" New Research Brings New Awareness to Reflexology"
An enlightening article about new emerging information on the efficacy of reflexology.
Michigan State University Studies Effects of Reflexology on Cancer Patients
Second grant of 2.65 million dollars awarded to Michigan State University to continue researching the effects of reflexology for cancer patients.
A Study on Reflexology Benefits in The Workplace
Study on Pain and Reflexology
Reflexive Minute Solution for Stress
Professional Outlook for Reflexology and Massage Therapy
Congratulations To Our 2013 Graduate Reflexologists!
We are immensely proud of you.
Tennessee now has five new highly qualified health practitioners in the art and science of reflexology who will be of great service to the community.
Float Tank Visit
NAR students are having fun touring wellness centers and clinics around Nashville as part of their Complementary and Alternative Health studies.
NAR Students enjoyed their tour of East Nashville Community Acupuncture hosted by owner, Alexa (right).
It is a peaceful environment to receive the benefits of an affordable acupuncture session. After learning that none of the students had ever experienced it, Alexa let us all feel what it is like to have a very thin acupuncture needle inserted on a meridian point and it was painless.
We are over that fear and had a great time.
Nashville Academy of Reflexology Class visited SenTec to learn from Mae Jae Storrs about brain
retraining using combined Sensory Technology of sound, light, and movement.
Thank you Mae Jae and Rick Storrs for bringing this amazing therapy to Nashville. 1.18.2015
Future Plans for NAR
Nashville Academy of Reflexology is presently offering an "on campus" program. We are looking into expanding to a blended program that could include some self-study and online distance learning as an option for courses that can be adapted. Be sure to check back on our progress with this concept and sign up on our contact list with a message about your interest in this option.
Call Us: (615) 647-7244
Some research information on reflexology:
• Reflexology reduces feeling of pain – UoP (University of Portsmouth)
• Reflexology reduces acute pain in infants PubMed NIH
• Reflexology recognized particularly in reducing pain – UM (University of Minnesota)
• Reflexology at Dana-Farber
• Sleep & Insomnia -
• IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
TO VERIFY THAT SOMEONE IS A REGISTERED REFLEXOLOGIST
GO TO: http://tn.gov/health/article/reflexology-licensure
Then, put in the name of the person you are inquiring about and the location. Since this is a list of many registered health professions, you will also need to scroll down to click on Reflexologist.
TO SEE PROCEDURES TO REGISTER AS A REFLEXOLOGIST IN TENNESSEE
GO TO: http://tn.gov/health/article/reflexology-applications
TO SEE THE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION AS A REFLEXOLOGIST
GO TO: http://tn.gov/assets/entities/health/attachments/CBC_InStateInstructions.pdf
TO SUBSCRIBE TO THE REFLEXOLOGY FORUM
GO TO: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/reflexologycommunity/info
American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB)
American Commission for Accreditation of Reflexology Education & Training(ACARET)
Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
International Council of Reflexologists (ICR)
National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health (NIH)
Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB)
Reflexology Association of America (RAA)
Tennesee Reflexology Association (TRA)
Left to Right Front:
Carol Ann Baily (School Director), Marcia Dawson, Ashley Sparks, Mae Jae Storrs (SenTec Owner and Therapist)
Left to Right Back:
Anita Havlin, Tess Fries, Angela Camiolo, Gaia Tossing (School Owner and Reflexology Instructor)
News To Share - Newsletters & Tips
October 2017- 3 FREE CEU's! Muscle Testing Assessment of Shoulder and Arm with
Master Applied Kinesiologist
September 2017 - NAR celebrates World Reflexology Week with Open Houses, Free
Classes, Free 15 min. Reflexology at Fall in the Hall Event
September 2016 - World Reflexology Week Celebration and OPEN HOUSE---
FREE CE Classes!
TIP: Seasonal Allergies
March 2016- Intro to Hand Reflexology at NAR
February 2016 - NEW Spring Reflexology Certification Programs with a FREE CE Class!
November 2015 - Reflexology for Plantar Fasciitis!
August 2015 - Our World Reflexology Celebration of 2015
March 2014 - Reflex Points for Headaches - FREE CEU Classes
January 2014 - Reflex Points for Weight Loss - FREE CEU Classes
We are in the process of creating mini course modules from our full curriculum to offer as continuing education credit to massage therapists. Please browse ourcurriculum and let us know what areas of interest you would like to see offered for CE's.
A Visit to SenTec
Making The Connection of Body to Feet
We recently visited Nashville Float and Massage (nashvillefloatandmassage.com) and one of our students was invited to experience a float tank.
He reported that the experience was awesome. We all can't wait to try it!
Here we are pictured next to the float tank with our guide Mark Chesshir (right).