Reflexology has its own education, national testing, and associations. It is recognized as a stand alone profession by the NCRE as well as The American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) and The Reflexology Association of America (RAA). The three national boards supports state associations in local and state legislation that attempts to combine reflexology with any other field. NCRE includes legislation hours in the 120 hr baseline curriculum.
Legislation: To have a law or not to have a law? That is the question!
At this time there are a handful of states that have reflexology laws with differing regulations. This is a good chance to observe the pros and cons with differences in each of the laws. One common agreement is that it is imperative reflexology be exempt from massage to remain a stand-alone profession, which most states have established. While that seems like protection, ongoing bills need to be monitored to not include reflexology in their law or removal of existing exemptions...
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