Newsletter - Summer 2018


Welcome to summer to you all, hope its happening wherever you live!

We have put on an extra course in Toronto this summer, the first ever and will be taught by Kit Watkins.  If you know anyone interested, it runs on Mondays through July and August and starts on Monday July 9.

We have also decided on the dates for the next Acupressure course in Toronto and it will be held at the Transense clinic Oct 18, 19, 20, 21 so please put this in your schedule as it will be the only one offered in 2018.  Registration is now open, please spread the word.

We are also looking for more students to complete the 500 hour programme, this will be very important for the future when the insurance companies are looking at total hours of study.  The nutrition and business are available ongoing online and the Acupressure will be held in Moncton and Toronto this year and the Reiki you can take wherever you live.

One of our alumni, Justine Finlay who lives in Mobile, Newfoundland is now teaching Reiki.  Her contact information is

Check out this link and the courses he teaches  Very interesting gentleman who teaches all over the world and is coming to Toronto June 2019.

 Also Massage Addict are actively advertising in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario looking for reflexologists to join their team of massage therapists.   Admittedly they do not pay a lot to the therapists but its a great way to get experience and educate other therapists and the public about Reflexology.

Don't forget to follow us on Facebook as we have lots of interesting articles for you to read.

Looking forward to seeing some of you in the near future, and please pass this newsletter on to anyone you think may be interested.

Great to hear from you all, recent and way back graduates!!  
Happy Canada Day!

With best wishes, Janet

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coursesUpcoming Courses

300 hr Diploma Course

Toronto                  July 9, 16, 23, 30, Aug 13, 20
    Sep 17, Oct 1, 15, 29, Nov 5, 19

St Johns, NL           July 24 - 29

Halifax, NS              Sep 21 - 26

Oshawa, On             Sep 22, 29, Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 10

Hand Reflexology - One day workshop

Toronto                     Mon Oct 22
Oshawa                    Sat July 14
St Johns                   Mon July 30
Halifax                      Thurs Sep 27

Indian Head Massage - One day workshop

Toronto                     Mon Sep 10
                                  Fri Nov 23                        
St Johns                   Tues July 31
Halifax                      Thurs Sep 20

Acupressure             Toronto - Oct 18, 19, 20, 21

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

Business Start Up    Available online ongoing

Mom & baby workshops  

Toronto Yoga Mamas             Jun 14, 21, 28, July 5
                                                 Aug 3, 17, 24, 31

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

Instructor: Angela Leavey R.Ac.
Cost: $750 
Locations:    Toronto, October 18, 19, 20, 21, 2018

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 Association of Canada

RAC have announced that their online registration is now open for their 2019 conference to be held in Halifax, NS April 26 - 28 at the Delta Hotel.    A perfect opportunity to learn lots of new techniques and network with other reflexologists from around the country.

Check it out at

500 hr Reflexology Diploma Course

From January 2017 Footsteps started offering the extra 200 hours for students who have already completed the 300hr programme.
Acupressure (100 hrs) dates for 2018 are October 18 - 21 in Toronto.  The cost is $750 plus hst, please email us for registration.
Nutrition (30 hrs) is 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 $290 plus hst, please email us for registration.
Business start up (10 hrs) is also be an online course available ongoing 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 $190 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.
Remember that you will accrue continuing educational units by taking any of these courses!