Newsletter - Spring 2018


This is my favourite season, but I have to wait a little longer here for the spring flowers, I think they are probably all finished in the UK!

I hope you have all had a good winter, not too much cold and snow and looking forward to the season of renewal.

The winter has been quieter than usual but I always have plenty of things to work on.  We have our first courses ever in New Brunswick happening in Moncton in June which is very exciting and will be welcoming Tammy Taylor as a new instructor for us.  So if you know anyone in New Brunswick who may be interested in learning Reflexology or Indian Head Massage or Acupressure, please pass on this newsletter.

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.

 Check out the letter from RAC which we have received, that will be interesting to see how that goes.  

 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.

If you are in Newfoundland or know anyone living there,  please check out the following link to a website started by Joan Dohey in an effort to unite the healers out there, its a great idea.

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.

With best wishes, Janet

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coursesUpcoming Courses

300 hr Diploma Course

Toronto                   Mar 26, April 9, 23, May 7, 14, 28
    Sep 17, Oct 1, 15, 29, Nov 5, 19

Oakville, ON           May 5, 12, 26, June 2, 16, 23

Moncton, NB           June 7 - 12

St Johns, NL           July 24 - 29

Halifax, NS              Sep 21 - 26

Hand Reflexology - One day workshop

Toronto                     Mon Apr 20, Mon Jun 4
Oakville                    Mar 25, Apr 29
Moncton                   Wed Jun 13
St Johns                   Mon July 30

Indian Head Massage - One day workshop

Toronto                     Fri May 11          
Moncton                   Thur Jun 14
St Johns                   Tues July 31

Acupressure             Moncton June 8, 9, 10, 11
 Toronto October

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

Business Start Up    Available online ongoing

Mom & baby workshops  

Toronto Yoga Mamas              Apr 5, 12, 19, 26
  Jun 14, 21, 28, July 5

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

Instructor: Angela Leavey R.Ac.
Cost: $750 
Locations:  Moncton, NB    June 8, 9, 10, 11, 2018
          Toronto, October 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:

Atlantic Canada Association of Reflexology Therapists

ACART have announced the details of their spring into spring retreat which will be held on April 20/21 in Debert.  Activities include Thai Chi, Feng Shui, pendulums and crystals.
For more information and to register, contact Catherine Hiltz 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 June 8 - 12 in Moncton and October 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!