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The Science of Energy Flow® Foot Reflexology





This educational activity develops your scientific knowledge of a historic practice of applying herbs topically in the care and comfort of clients. The course focuses on the integration of herbal remedies, such as footbaths and herbal wraps with hand techniques for the feet (foot reflexology) for use in a variety of settings. Concepts such as creating a healing environment and imagery-guided touch are included. The didactic content on application of Science of Energy Flow® techniques is supported by caring science, anatomy, physiology, and holographic science. You will design a plan for the immediate integration of herbal and touch techniques learned into practice. This face-to-face course provides opportunities to gain greater under-standing (pun intended) of the role of visualization in healing human physiology and to develop skills in pattern recognition. A plant-identification walk and workshop on making simple topical herbal remedies is included.  Topics include:

  • Basic SEF® Treatment – Hands On
  • Hologram of Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • 5 Element Herbal Footbaths
  • Water Care and Ablution for the Energy Field of the Feet
  • Essential Oil and Whole Herb Topical Applications
  • Herb Walk and Plant Identification
  • Herbal “Medicine” Making Workshop 
  • Herbal Stress Relief Techniques
  • The Elements of Care and Creating a Healing Environment
  • Non-Pharmacological Health Promotion and Treatment Themes

The Science of Energy Flow® is also Module 3 of the NURSE-HERBALIST PROGRAM/HERBAL DIPLOMAT® CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS for licensed health professionals.



  1. Attendees will discuss holographic science and other scientific theories supporting foot reflexology and energy flow in and around the body.
  2. Attendees will analyze historical and clinical research and other forms of evidence that guides the use of foot reflexology with herbal applications in nursing care and body work.
  3. Attendees will apply holographic science when identifying anatomical landmarks on the feet.
  4. Attendees will prepare an herbal footbath and demonstrate ablution technique for the feet.
  5. Attendees will demonstrate a basic foot reflexology treatment.
  6. Attendees will integrate Foot Reflexology techniques and visualization when working the seven major glands and their corresponding chakras represented in the hologram of the feet.
  7. Attendees will exhibit body and hand positioning during return demonstrations of at least 3 hand-hold techniques. 
  8. Students will examine articles on research related to foot reflexology, topical applications of herbs, essential oil use, and/or energy fields.
  9. Attendees will articulate legal, ethical, and practice considerations in applying skills learned with professional practice of nursing or massage/body work.

Educational Retreat Registration Includes:

  • Textbook - Science of Energy Flow by Dr. Martha
  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • 30 Contact Hours 
    • Approved by NCBTMB for Massage Therapists
  • Science of Energy Flow Course Materials
  • Foot Reflexology Kit (foot bucket w/oils, herbs, and wrap materials.)
  • Welcome Reception, Refreshments, and Snacks
Requirements for Successful Completion:
  • Participate in 30 hour course.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic treatment during hands-on critique (Pass/Fail).
  • Passing grade on written exam (80%).
  • Submission of Practice Plan that Attends to Legal, Ethical, Practice issues.
  • Completion of Course Evaluation
Required Text(s):
  • Science of Energy Flow: Foot Reflexology with Herbal Stress Relief  (Included in course registration)
  • The Nurse-Herbalist: Integrative Insights for Holistic Practice by Libster (ISBN - 9780975501849)
  • Demonstrating Care: The Art of Integrative Nursing. by Libster   (ISBN - 0766817660)

JUNE 24 - 26, 2016     Chicago, Illinois       

Continuing Education Credit =
30 Contact Hours for Nurses, Massage Therapists, and Body Workers

  Golden Apple Healing Arts, LLC
is approved by
the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)
as a continuing education Approved Provider 450959-09