Webinar: Asian Reflexology: Traditional Chinese, Thai, and Japanese Shiatsu Approaches for the Feet

Heath & Nicole Reed

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This course was featured during the 2021 ABMP CE Summit. Learn ancient healing techniques from around the world to work the reflex pressure points of the feet and meridians of the lower legs to balance major energy channels and impact the whole body. Grow your technique toolbox with multiple foot reflexology routines—to use as stand-alone protocols or integrate into any full-body session—that blend the modern Western reflexology chart with reflexive touch therapies inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, Thai massage, and Japanese shiatsu.

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Course Outline
  • Introduction to reflexology
  • Benefits
  • Contraindications
  • Traditional Chinese medicine theory
  • Traditional Chinese medicine techniques
  • Japanese shiatsu theory
  • Japanese shiatsu techniques
  • Thai massage theory
  • Thai massage techniques
Learning Objectives

Having viewed this online massage therapy technique CE course, participants will be able to:

  • Define the term reflexology.
  • List at least five benefits of reflexology.
  • List two contraindications of reflexology.
  • Describe at least two traditional Chinese medicine foot reflexology techniques.
  • Describe at least two Japanese shiatsu foot reflexology techniques.
  • Describe at least two Thai foot reflexology techniques.
Heath & Nicole Reed

Heath and Nicole Reed love to integrate ancient healing practices to balance modern-day stress and continue to evolve their own healing practice with a special focus on expanding consciousness. Join an always lively and fun conversation with Heath and Nicole, owners of Living Metta, and amplify your body intelligence with gentle, yet empowering results-driven techniques. Learn more at www.livingmetta.com.

Topics and Techniques

This hands-on massage therapy CE course teaches Asian foot reflexology techniques and protocols. Learn to blend the modern Western reflexology chart with reflexive touch therapies inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, Thai massage, and Japanese shiatsu. These foot reflexology techniques can be incorporated into any therapeutic massage and bodywork session.


This online massage therapy CE course is available to you on demand to access, learn, and earn CE whenever and wherever it’s most convenient for you!


Visit the ABMP Education Center FAQ page for a full list of resources.

Is this course approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for CE credit?
Yes! All of the courses are approved under ABMP’s NCBTMB Approved Provider account (451086-09).

How do I earn a CE certificate for this massage techniques course?
After you complete the webinar video, a quiz will appear on the page. Earn a CE certificate by scoring 70% or higher on the course quiz.

How do I access my CE certificates?
CE certificates are available on your “My CE Transcripts” page and on the course page.
Visit your “My CE Transcript” page by clicking “My CE” on the navigation bar at the top of your screen.


"I learned some valuable feet, ankle, and leg relaxation techniques that I can now incorporate!"

"This was a fun course to watch. The presenters kept my attention and made it interesting. Thanks!"

"Thank you for an easy-to-follow course with so many great techniques and tips!"

"I really enjoyed the variety of reflexology techniques included in this course as well as modifications offered to adapt to individuals who have previous injuries that prevent full range of motion."

"I love their teaching style and how they play off of each other. Well done!"