Complex challenges facing reflexology make the NY Times.

I was recently interviewed for an article now published in the business section of the New York Times. It highlights the many issues facing qualified reflexology practitioners which hinder them from working legally in the USA. The journalist who wrote the piece commented that it was a difficult story to write because of the incredible complexity of the laws which differ widely from state to state. This is of course a hurdle for practitioners too. In addition, a wave of foot spas offering cheap ‘reflexology’ by untrained staff is adding to the problem, especially when investigations have revealed many of them to be fronts for prostitution and human trafficking. Trying to maintain a practice under the circumstances is complicated, challenging and, at times, disheartening.

My home state association has been campaigning for many years to gain licensure for reflexology, but it is a political process and a tough one, given that we are small in number and resources. There are similar struggles going on around the country. Please read the article and let your state legislators know that you would like them to support trained reflexologists in their efforts to work legally.

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ARCB Certified Reflexologist

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