There are many reflexologists out there, but how do you find one close to you that you know has proper reflexology qualifications? It may be that you are looking for a reflexologist with specialist training or a special interest such as a specialist maternity reflexologist or a reflexologist who likes to work with children or the elderly etc.
In 1999 The Reflexology Forum was set up by the majority or organisations representing qualified reflexologists. The purpose of this was to bring together all organisations concerned in the training and development of reflexologists in order to:
- promote the development of national standards
- develop an agreed national curriculum and qualifications
- set up and maintain an on-going register of those reflexologists who have trained to an appropriate standard for their level of practice
The Association of Reflexologists (AoR) is a member of the Reflexology Forum. The AoR will only allow reflexologists to become full members if their training satisfies their stringent requirements. Full members use the letters MAR after their name.
The AoR’s website has a ‘Find a Reflexologist’ search facility in which you can enter your postcode to find a full member of the AoR who is practising in your area. You can refine the search to find reflexology practitioners with a special interest or specialist training.