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Instructor: Beth Villante, RN, LMT, BSN
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2025
Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $215 – price goes up closer to date of class!
CE Hours: 8

NCBTMB Course 70267157

Review and understand the ancient practice of reflexology with a focus on treatment of the foot to positively affect the rest of the body. Incorporate our modern understanding of anatomy and physiology with acupressure points and energy meridians to develop a start to finish treatment for the foot that can positively affect the rest of the body based on the most recent science and understanding of the human body.

Learning Objectives*

  • Students will learn detailed anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the foot and ankle complex with myofascial meridians included in our understanding of anatomy.
  • Students will learn how to evaluate the foot and ankle from a postural perspective.
  • Students will learn how compensation at the foot can lead to aches, pains, and dysfunction further up the kinetic chain in predictable patterns.
  • Students will learn the Reflexology “road map” of the foot as it relates to the rest of the bodies systems.
  • Students will learn the history and theory behind reflexology, how it works, why it works, and its origins.
  • Students will learn reflexology from an acupuncture meridian point of view, western medicine point of view, and traditional point of view.
  • Students will learn how to treat a few common medical conditions with a reflexology approach.
  • Students will learn an integrated approach to treatment of the foot from beginning to end to affect distant regions and systems of the body.


About your instructor:

Beth graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Muscle Therapy in 1999. She founded the South Street Healing Center in November of 1999 where she worked side by side with her mentor Dr. Paul Brown Bodhise a naturopathic Chiropractor and body worker. There she learned the Bodhise Method of Neuromuscular Therapy. In 2001 Beth studied Oncology Massage with Gayle MacDonald MS, LMT one of the pioneers of the field and author of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People With Cancer. Later she joined the team at the Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at Jefferson Hospital practicing clinical massage in a hospital setting. Beth specializes in Neuromuscular Therapies, Myofascial, Swedish, Pfrimmer, Sports, Perinatal, Oncology and Geriatric and Hospice massage modalities. In addition to her massage studies Beth became a Registered Nurse in 2011 and then completed her BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Beth taught Massage Therapy and all related science course work at the National Massage Therapy Institute prior to joining the hospice team at The Home Care Network Hospice. Beth is an enthusiastic Nurse Massage Therapist, passionate about integrating massage therapy into the changing face of healthcare. Workshops taught by Beth Villante: Medical Massage 1-3/Touch Medicine Advanced Clinician program, Oncology Massage, Hospice Massage, Reflexology