Newsletter - Spring 2017

Welcome to my favourite season!  Hope you have all thrived through the winter and are happy to be welcoming in the new season.  I think we have got off pretty well in Ontario this year though, maybe most of our snow ended up in BC or NL!
Lots to tell you about today, job opportunities for certified reflexologists in Ontario which is great to hear, it just shows that Reflexology is finally being recognized as a serious therapy.   Exciting changes in Atlantic Canada and the Reflexology Association there is launching its new name ACART in April.  Two dates in 2017 for the 4 day Acupressure workshop, please don't pass up this opportunity to enhance your reflexology treatment and note that the one in St Johns has been changed to August dates.
Reflexology week is April 16 - 22 so please make the best of this opportunity and start marketing your services now.
We had a very interesting 2 hour workshop run by Bruce Harrott in Toronto in February to help us with sales and marketing ideas.  Bruce is going to put together a part two which will be more in depth.  Watch this space for further details.
I am currently working with a Syrian woman who has only been in Canada for 2 months, a single mom with three children who is suffering from anxiety and panic attacks.  It is a very humbling experience being part of her immigration process here in Canada. She speaks no english so an interpreter has to accompany her and she has a long journey ahead of her.
I have been asked many times about Cranial Sacral Reflexology and I was taught many years ago by Dr Martine Faure Alderson.  I have added some information for anyone interested about some courses coming up in Ontario.
Don't forget to sign up to the Footsteps FB page if you haven't already done so.  We are posting lots of interesting articles from Reflexology Forums around the world.
Have a great spring and hope to see you all soon.
Best wishes, Janet

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coursesUpcoming Courses

300 hr Diploma Course

Toronto                    Mar 20, 27, Apr 10, 24, May 8, 15      
Ajax, On                   Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 22, 29, May 6
PEI                            June 12 - 16
St Johns, NL            July 21 - 26

Hand Reflexology - One day workshop
Toronto                     Mon Apr 3, Mon June 5
Oshawa                    Mon Apr 10
Ajax                          Sat May 13

Indian Head Massage - One day workshop
Toronto                      Mon May 29
St Johns, NL            Fri July 28

Acupressure - Four day workshop
Toronto                    May 1, 2, 3, 4
St Johns, NL            Aug 24, 25, 26, 27

Nutrition 30              Available online ongoing
An Introduction to the basics of Nutrition

Mom & baby workshops  

Toronto Yoga Mamas                     April 11, 18, 25, May 2
Footstop, Kippens, NL                   May 13, 20, 27, June 3

Check out all courses: 
acu100 Hour Acupressure and Meridian Theory for healthcare providers

Instructor: Angela Leavey R.Ac.
Cost: $750 
Locations:  Toronto - May 1, 2, 3, 4 and St Johns, NL - September Aug 24, 25, 26, 27

This four day workshop is open to all healthcare providers and will form part of the new 500 hour Reflexology Diploma course.  
There will be 32 hrs in class, 28 hrs of research and home study and 40 hrs of case studies.
Subjects learned will include comprehension of Qi, introduction to 12 meridian channel theory, the use of Yuan source points on hands and feet and much more.
Its a very hands-on practical intensive 4 day workshop and what you learn will add a new dimension to your reflexology treatments

Please contact me directly to register or for more information:

Reflexology Job Opportunities

Footsteps has been approached by Massage Addict who are looking for certified Reflexologists to work in various locations in Ontario.  

One stipulation they require is that any therapist interested in applying must belong to a recognized Reflexology Association.  

Please contact if you are interested in applying

Room to Rent in North Toronto Wellness Centre

Benelife Wellness Centre, 78 Tycos Drive, Toronto, Ontario are looking for a certified Reflexologist on a commission basis.   Please contact Romy Saebelfeld for more information 905 334 6126.

NSARP Spring Conference - April 21st - 22nd

Exciting news from the Board of Directors of NSARP as they are launching the official logo and change of their name to ACART, Atlantic Canada Association of Reflexology Therapists on Friday April 21 at the Super 8 Hotel in Windsor, NS from 6.30 - 9pm.
All members are invited.

Wellness Expo in Moncton, NB - May 6 & 7, 2017

Make sure you don't miss this event, lots of speakers, therapies, exhibits to discover.  Check out their website:

500 hr Reflexology Diploma Course

From January 2017 Footsteps will be offering the extra 200 hours for students who have already completed the 300hr programme.
Acupressure (100 hrs) is scheduled for May in Toronto and St Johns, NL in August, see above for more details.
Nutrition (30 hrs) will be an online course available from January 2017, and will consist of the following subjects: Basics of good nutrition, food groups, Vitamins, Minerals, Water, Sugar, Food and Lifestyle and their effect on disease, Organic foods, Diet check questionnaire, specific nutritional project, nutritional help for medical conditions.  The course, once started, should be completed in a three month period and a certificate of completion will be awarded.  The cost is $280 plus hst, please email us for registration.
Business start up (10 hrs) will also be an online course available from January 2017 and will consist of the following subjects:  Running a successful business, Insurance, legal requirements, bookkeeping, promotional material, Advertising, Marketing and Publicity, Licensing, Tax, hst, Promotional talk, book research.  The course, once started, should be completed in a three month period and a certificate of completion will be awarded.  The cost is $180 plus hst, please email us for registration.
Reiki (60 hrs) - you will be required to learn Reiki I and Reiki II from a certified Reiki teacher, hours to include in class, one on one treatments, reiki share and self reiki.  Transense in Toronto will be offering a discounted rate for any Footsteps students, contact  Also our instructor in Oshawa offers Reiki courses, contact  If you know of a course locally that you wish to attend, please contact us to make sure the quality of the training is acceptable.
Post-Graduate CranioSacral Reflexology (CSR) Training in Ontario
'Please contact Carol Faguy for future dates for workshops

Cranio-Sacral Reflexology (CSR) balances the energy between the feet and the head. In doing so, we can achieve homeostasis in the person receiving, thus effectively addressing a large variety of system dysfunctions. By assessing the body, mind and spirit as well as the primary respiratory mechanisms, and by working on the three levels of man, we can help renew the patient's energy. 
Students learn to read and interpret the craniosacral Fluid & Rhythm and appreciate its movement throughout the craniosacral system and therefore the whole body, and are thus able to perceive dysfunction by palpating specific points found on the feet and on the cranium. 
Through Cranio-Sacral Reflexology (CSR), we learn how to balance the three diaphragms and the autonomic nervous system by using the basic CSR protocol, as well as the Cardiovascular and the Lymphatic protocols when and where appropriate.
CSR was devised by Dr Martine Faure Alderson, an Osteopath specializing in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, who is also a trained physician in Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and Reflexology, and who has been practicing and teaching reflexology for many years.  Martine set up her first School of Reflexology in Paris in 1974.
The CranioSacral Reflexology (CSR) Certification Training is offered to qualified Reflexologists and other therapists and takes place over the period of a year.  It consists of 8 days of training over 2 Levels of four days each - the 'New Advanced' and Third Level. It also includes periods of home study, case study preparation and mentoring. This training leads to a post-graduate Diploma in CranioSacral Reflexology and allows membership into CranioSacral Reflexology International Academy of Excellence, based in the UK.
For more information, contact: 
Carol Faguy   T: 450-242-4224  ǁ  C: 514-816-8559