Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is a non-invasive complementary modality involving the use of alternating pressure applied to the reflexes within the reflex maps of the body located on the feet, hands and outer ears. Through application of pressure on these reflexes without the use of tools, crèmes or lotions, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body. 

Reflexology is not massage, and it is exempt through scope of practice from the 2004 Arizona Massage Therapy Law. National certification is available from the American Reflexology Certification Board; certification provides recognition of having met core educational and skill standards within the field, with completion of a ‘hands-on’ reflexology course involving a minimum of 110 hours. Every ARCB Certificant must obtain 12 hours of Continuing Education every 2 years. There are 2 member organizations: the Arizona Reflexology Association, a non-profit professional member organization, which is affiliated with the Reflexology Association of America (RAA).


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Reflexology is touch therapy based on the belief that specific areas on the foot, hand and ear are reflex points that correspond with organs and body systems.

Reflexology with Carol--University of Arizona Cancer Center North

Reflexology is similar to acupressure using points on the hands and feet, sometimes ears and face that correspond to other areas of the body.Touch Therapies are $40 for a 50-minute treatment session. By appointment only. Scholarships for reduced rate are available for pre-qualified patients; ask for applications forms from U of A Cancer Center and/or Hope Has a Name at the Volunteer Desk. Cash or checks accepted only (and no bills greater than $50).