Reflexology Resources & Research
Listed below are some excellent reflexology resources & research websites.
The American Academy of Reflexology website contains extensive reflexology information. It includes printable charts, a list of educational books, 380+ abstracts about reflexology research, a list of workshops, and reflexology articles.
Bill Flocco has taught around the world his academy has many qualified teachers who regularly conduct workshops in California, Oregon and Washington. His recently published book, Reflexology, is available at his website, at Amazon, and at other regular book sources.
Touchpoint, a reflexology school based in Denmark, is a rich source for in-depth articles written by Peter Lund Frandsen and Dorthe Krogsgaard on the use of reflexology to help with stress, pain, digestion, headache, etc.
Although their workshops previously were designed for advanced practitioners, they have now developed a beginning reflexology curriculum. Their articles are illuminating for any interested reader. They teach internationally and regularly present workshops at the Seattle Reflexology & Massage Center.
One European researcher, Dr. Jesus Manzanares, MD, has spent 30 years of his medical career researching the science of reflexology. Two ground-breaking studies include biopsies of live foot tissue to determine the nature of deposits, and EEG studies to show how reflexology induces Theta brainwaves. Experiential classes in the Manzanares Method of Reflexology are conducted regularly in the U.S.
The fourth edition of Reflexotherapy of the Feet, by Hanne Marquardt, a European reflexology pioneer, was translated from the German into English and published in 2000. Filled with many precise and detailed charts, it is available from Amazon and others.
You can visit the Oregon Reflexology Network for a list of upcoming reflexology workshops in Oregon, Washington, and the west coast.