Welcome to the Association of Reflexologists
About the Association of Reflexologists (AoR)
The Association of Reflexologists is the foremost aspirational and independent Professional Reflexology Association in the UK since 1984, providing benefits, advice and guidance to reflexologists and working with other external bodies and advisory groups to promote the highest standards in the profession. The Association of Reflexologists is not for profit and is the only UK reflexology membership organisation that are members of the Reflexology Forum and the CNHC and has representation at the Parliamentary Group for Integrated and Complementary Healthcare (PGICH). The AoR and it's members are regularly contacted by the press to speak on reflexology.
Since 1984, we have had over 25,000 members. The AoR provides support, information and guidance for thousands of members each year throughout the UK and overseas, and provides a Find a reflexologist search facility on this website to help promote reflexologists and aid members of the public to find a highly qualified, insured and recommended reflexology practitioner. The Association has a full time team of staff here to answer all your queries from "Which reflexology qualification should I do" to "Can I join the AoR" and one to one reflexology advice with our resident expert Tracey Smith FMAR.On this site, you can find information about reflexology, professional reflexology training and CPD courses, publications, events and membership, as well as an online reflexology store where you can purchase reflexology equipment and supplies and an online search facility for members of the public, to find a highly qualified and professional reflexology practitioner near you. The Association of Reflexologists has been approved by the CNHC to verify applications for registration since 2009.
If you are looking for a qualification in reflexology it probably seems like there are millions of courses available, but which one is right for you? First of all it is worth thinking where you want to position yourself after your course; do you want to treat friends and family or are you hoping to make a living out of reflexology? If you want to make a career of being a reflexologist then it is important to make sure your qualification opens the right door for you in the future. Read about which qualifications are acceptable. Find a reflexology training course in your area. The AoR's training pages are accessed over 5,000 times a month and we also receive multiple calls a day requesting information on reflexology courses.
Ofqual's Register of Regulated Qualifications contains details of Recognised Awarding Organisations and Regulated Qualifications in England (Ofqual), Wales (Welsh Government) and Northern Ireland (Ofqual for vocational qualifications and CCEA Accreditation for all other qualifications). Go to their website to check if your reflexology qualification is currently recognised. Ofqual register . There may be other reflexology courses available of an equal standard.
Why become a member of the Association of Reflexologists?
MAR: the mark of a professional reflexologist
Since 1984 the letters MAR (full member), FMAR (fellow) and HMAR (honorary) after a therapist's name have denoted their full membership status, demonstrating that they have met the strictest standards of reflexology practice, and that they are committed to continually developing their skills and knowledge, together with agreeing to abide by the Association's Code of Practice and Ethics. Join the AoR. Read more about how we can help you as a reflexologist.
Reflexology is a non-intrusive complementary health therapy, based on the theory that different points on the feet, lower leg, hands, face or ears correspond with different areas of the body. Reflexologists work holistically with their clients and aim to work alongside allopathic healthcare to promote better health for their clients. To find out more about reflexology visit our interactive reflexology foot chart and Interactive reflexology hand chart. To watch members of the public talk about how reflexology has helped them please visit our youtube channel.