Newsletter Fall 2016

Well thats interesting, I am also writing this email while in PEI as the summer draws to a close.  I think its been the best summer since I moved to Canada and I think all the eastern provinces have had fabulous weather throughout.

Please check out below the item on 'Find a therapist'.  I am keen to get this off the ground as soon as possible so please respond with information asap.  I have left this in the newsletter from June as it was a very disappointing reply regarding contact information.  That either means you can't be bothered to email back or you are not practising Reflexology any more.  Please send me your contact information asap.

We are still taking registrations now for the Acupressure course happening at the end of October in Toronto, this will be an amazing learning experience and only one space left.  The next one will be in the fall of 2017 in St Johns, NL.

The summer has been very busy for me with three locations and eight straight teaching days, really enjoyed meeting all the new students from Atlantic Canada!   Also happy to report we have four students starting in Oshawa this fall, so we are now building up a network in that part of Ontario.

TEGH is holding a nurses week for the emergency department nurses from October 10 - 14.  Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering at any time during the week to give the nurses foot or hand reflexology.

Hopefully you acknowledged World Reflexology Week, it always falls at this time of year when I am getting the newsletter ready, so difficult timing.

Still some space left on the NSARP AGM and retreat this coming weekend, don't miss out!

Please keep sending interesting case studies in, I am sure everyone will be interested to read them.

Enjoy the changing season and hope to see you soon.

With best wishes, Janet
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coursesUpcoming Courses

300 hr Diploma Course

Toronto                    Sep 19, Oct 3, 17, Nov 7, 21, 28       
Oshawa, On             Sep 19, 26, Oct 3, 17, 31, Nov 7
Toronto                    Jan 14, 28, Feb 11, 25, Mar 4, 18

Hand Reflexology - One day workshop
Toronto                    Mon Nov 14, Mon Feb 13, Mon Apr 3

Indian Head Massage - One day workshop
Toronto                    Fri Nov 18, Mon Jan 30, Fri Mar 24

Acupressure - Four day workshop
Toronto                    October 20 - 23

Atlantic Canada courses are on the website for 2017

Mom & baby workshops  
Toronto Yoga Mamas -             Sep 22, 29, Oct 6, 13
The Foot Stop, Kippens, NL - Sep 17, 24, Oct 1, 15

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

Instructor: Angela Leavey R.Ac.
Dates: October 20 - 23,  2016
Cost: $695 plus hst 
Location: 344 Bloor St W, Toronto

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.

This course will be offered in other locations in 2017

Please contact me directly to register or for more information:

This was the idea of Kit Watkins and I think it will be very helpful to all you who are practising Reflexology and a way for prospective students and prospective clients to connect with you.
As soon as we have a list compiled we will be putting a separate page on the website so it is available for visitors to the site.

All I am asking is that you email us with your name, business name, contact phone number, email address, website, location where you practice, either city or neighbourhood in a city or both, the modalities you offer; foot, hand reflexology, Indian Head Massage, RLD, any other therapies, hours/days that you work, whether you are mobile etc etc.

NSARP AGM and Retreat - September 23/24

For those not already registered for this weekend, there are still spaces.  
Friday evening - various events
Saturday - events and the AGM
For further information and to register please contact

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 is already scheduled for October 2016 in Toronto and the next one will be the fall of 2016 in St Johns, NL.
Nutrition will be an online course available from January 2017, 75 hours and will consist of the following subjects: Basics of good nutrition, food groups, Vitamins, Minerals, Food and Lifestyle and their effect on disease, Wonder foods, diet check questionnaire, specific nutritional project, nutritional help for medical conditions, cost - $295
Business start up will also be an online course available from January 2017, 75 hours and will consist of the following subjects:  Running a successful business, Insurance, legal requirements, bookkeeping, promotional material, Advertising, Marketing and Publicity, Promotional talk, book research, cost $295
Reiki - you will be required to learn Reiki I and Reiki II from a certified Reiki teacher, completing 75 hours in total 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.
Alan Annand - Palmistry Workshops                   

Wouldn't you like to get a quick handle on people you meet? Are you looking for a few rules of thumb to assess a person's career and relationships? Hands down, this is the best course available to get you started using this ancient art in a fun and practical way.
  • 12 hours, $275 (HST incl.)
  • Two Saturdays 10am-5pm
  • October 15th & 22nd
In this course, we'll cover all of the palmistry basics, revealing how to read essential character, career paths, relationship potential, special talents, health, and other major life themes. Key topics include:
  • Characteristics of the four basic hand shapes
  • Significance of finger length and orientation
  • Classifying and interpreting the major lines of the hand
  • How to identify and assess the minor lines of the hand
  • Understanding fingerprints and other skin patterns
  • How to assess personality, relationships, intelligence, health, career, etc