24 hr. in-class  
CEs available*   
Prerequisite: None  
Location and Cost: 

  • $650** class $595 until Sept. 15 for Oct.  

  • $650** class $595 until Oct. 6 for Nov.       

  •  ICE-Institute of Continuing Education    

  • 7 Spielman Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004

  • Call 973-808-1666 (ask for Heidi Calcagno)


22 hr. in-class
CEs available *

Basic Foot Reflexology Level    
Location and Cost:

  • $650**class $595 until Nov. 6 for Dec.
  • $650**class $595 until Dec. 18 for Jan.
  •  ICE-Institute of Continuing Education    7 Spielman Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004
  • Call 973-808-1666                                  (ask for Heidi Calcagno)


33 hr. in-class  
CEs available
Prerequisite: Basic Level 1 & 2 
Location and Cost: 

32 hr. in-class  
CEs available

Prerequisite: Basic Level-1 & 2 and Adv Level-1
Location and Cost: 

  • $895** 
  •  ICE-Institute of Continuing Education    7 Spielman Road, Fairfield, NJ 07004
  • Call 973-808-1666                                  (ask for Heidi Calcagno)

The feet are our roots, the foundation and support to all our organ systems.

Would you like to learn Reflexology?

Learn how you can help yourself and others with ancient and modern techniques of Reflexology. This modality is practiced around the world, used in hospitals, holistic centers, and recommended by high-profile medical doctors such as Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Bernie Siegel. 

Reflexology is a natural therapy that has been utilized for centuries by many ancient cultures. In the early twentieth century, an American doctor traveling in Europe encountered zone therapy, a component of modern day Reflexology. Zone therapy had been in use for centuries. This traveling doctor returned to the United States bringing back with him this zone therapy, which he utilized on patients for pain reduction. He shared his discovery with the public and others in the health care world. Another doctor, who found this therapy useful, further developed foot maps and application techniques. A pioneer physical therapist that worked with “Reflex Zone Therapy of the Feet, “ carried out years of study and careful observation. She discovered that through the application of specific hand techniques to the feet that there was more than just pain reduction but a whole-body balancing. She traveled across the US and Canada and wrote several self-help books. Today, Reflexology is practiced around the world. There are many associations representing the field as well as continued research. Theories of how this wonderful therapy works are many. One key point is that Reflexology helps reduce the effects of stress. By reducing stress, many health issues diminish or disappear.

Reflexology is unique in the health world. It’s purpose is not to diagnose or prescribe a medical disorder, but to promote overall homeostatic balance and relaxation. The reflexology recipient also is made more aware of their own well-being and health.

Reflexology is not a massage where the focus is on the entire musculoskeletal system but uses special hand and finger techniques for the foot, hand, face and ear. The focus is on reflex areas and zones that “reflect” the entire body. The use of alternating pressure with specific Reflexology techniques have an overall balancing affect on the body, mind and spirit. The theory of Reflexology states that there are reflex areas on the feet, hands, face and ears, which correlate to all organs and body parts. Hands-on application of specific techniques to these reflex points result in deep relaxation and a reduction of stress, causing a physiological change in the entire body, boosting the immune system and bringing the body back in balance. 

A certified Reflexologist has many hours of training. Part of their training includes study of the body's systems in-depth. Reflexology is easy to learn by anyone without prior bodywork experience. This is a wonderful holistic therapy addition for healthcare professionals such as nurses, massage therapists, chiropractors, reiki therapists and others in the holistic health field. This training offers useful knowledge for anyone looking for an alternative career or volunteering in a holistic environment, as well as a natural therapy to use for your family and friends.

Why Get Certified?
Reflexology is becoming more and more popular as a complementary therapy in the health care profession. Qualified, competent, professional Certified Reflexologists are being sought by the public and the healthcare industry. Becoming certified not only promotes the field of Reflexology but establishes that you have the credentials to offer competent, skilled Reflexology. 


Train to be a Certified Reflexologist! This training course is designed to meet and exceed all of the course requirements of the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB), including 110 hours of classroom instruction as well as outside practice and homework. The course will fully prepare students to take the ARCB foot reflexology exam. It will include comprehensive foot reflexology teaching and practice as well as additional hours of introductory hand, face and ear reflexology. This training course is ideal for healthcare professionals already familiar with the systems of the human body but it is open to all. It will include all anatomy and physiology needed for certification. The first 22 hours of the course will also qualify for CEU's for Massage Therapists through the NCBTMB. In addition to classroom discussion and hands-on learning, the course will include guided clinic experience, thorough development of reflexology session documentations, comprehensive digital handouts, five one-hour private tutorial sessions (to be scheduled outside of class time), and much more.

What You Will Learn: 

* Effective reflexology techniques

* Reflex maps and how they relate to the entire body

* Anatomy & Physiology and how this relates to a reflexology session

* Ergonomic positioning for you and your client

* History and theories

* Research in the field of reflexology

* How to fine-tune reflexology skills to a higher level

*Self-care for you and your client   

What You Get:

* Hands-on practice

* Comprehensive digital handouts which can be downloaded and printed

* Slideshow presentations as well as videos and apps

 * In-class discussions and sharing

* Thorough development of a reflexology session

* Development of professional foot reflexology soap note documentations

* Guided clinic experience

* Business matters, memberships and certification info

* Bibliography of reflexology books

* Certificate of Completion

                14 and 16 CE for New Jersey and Pennsylvania Massage Therapists​​ through:

                Premier Continuing Education

   Introduction to Basic Foot Reflexology for Massage Therapists:

  • Next class to be announced soon. 

Debra Bernath, NY and NJ LMT, NCBTMB and ARCB certified
Licensed/Certified  Bodyworker in both NY and NJ. A certified Reflexologist, and an experienced instructor. She has trained extensively for over 20 years in  numerous  massage therapy and bodywork modalities including  Reflexology.  The owner, Energy Pathways to Harmony in Maplewood, NJ. Debra has taught privately and at Pacific College of Oriental  Medicine, Healing Hands Massage School, The Institute for Continuing Education and other learning institutions.

**Fees do not include cost of books, copies, lotion, supplies and  ARCB exam.
(Students need to bring towels, pillows and sheets to class as well as writing and note taking material.)


Next Class: 2 options:

October, 2017; 30-min lunch
Class 1: Oct. 6, Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm  
Class 2: Oct. 7, Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Class 3: Oct. 8, Sunday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm  

November, 2017; 30 min lunch

Class 1: Nov. 16, Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm  
Class 2: Nov. 17, Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Class 3: Nov. 18, Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm  ​
Approved for 24 CE’s Massage Therapists, 26 CEU’s for Chiropractors , 22 CEU’s for Physical Therapists and PTA’s 

​Next Class: 2 options:

December, 2017; 30-min lunch
Class 4: Dec. 6, Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Class 5: Dec. 7, Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Class 6: Dec. 8, Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

January 2018; 30-min lunch

Class 4: Jan.18, Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Class 5: Jan.19, Friday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Class 6: Jan. 20, Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

*Approved for 22 CE’s Massage Therapists, 19 CEU’s  for Physical Therapists.  Currently approved for 6 (SIX) CEU’s for Chiropractors

Next Class:  

March & April, 2018; 30-min lunch
Class 7: Mar. 22, Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:15 pm
Class 8: Mar. 23, Friday: 9:00 am - 6:15pm
Class 9: April 6, Friday: 9:00 am - 6:15 pm
Class 10: April 7, Saturday: 9 am - 6:15 pm

*Approved for 33 CE’s Massage Therapists, 25.5 CEU’s  for Physical Therapists.

Next Class: 

May & June, 2018; 30-min lunch
Class 7: May 18, Friday: 9:00 am - 6:15 pm
Class 8: May 19, Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:15 pm
Class 9: June 1, Friday: 9:00 am - 6:15 pm
Class 10: June 2, Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:15 pm

*Approved for 33 CE’s Massage Therapists, 26 CEU’s  for Physical Therapists.

Reflexology Training

Debra Bernath


Please note that these classes are part of the 24 hour Basic Foot Reflexology Level-1. Visit Premier Continuing Education website to learn more about the cost and other details of the class.