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Welcome to NYSRA

We are the New York State Reflexology Association (NYSRA), one of the largest reflexology associations in the nation. NYSRA is your resource for information and education as well as your primary connection to professional reflexologists within New York State. For the practitioner, NYSRA provides membership benefits, educational opportunities and support while keeping you abreast of current reflexology news and events.

Our Mission

NYSRA’s mission is to promote the highest professional standards amongst its membership by providing:

  • An independent community for practitioner dialogue through our quarterly newsletters, an annual general meeting and a statewide conference offered every other year.
  • Expansion of knowledge and practical skills through our continuing education programs.
  • Dissemination of current reflexology research to membership.
  • Increasing public awareness, knowledge and access regarding reflexology.
  • Active participation in legislative efforts to protect our right to practice as a separate discipline within the State of New York.

Our Vision

To continue to grow as a professional organization by:

  • Increasing membership enrollment and personal investment in NYSRA
  • Promote membership volunteerism at the organizational level through service on the Board of Directors or a committee.
  • Educating the public and allopathic professionals of the benefits and value of reflexology as an integrative discipline within the complementary healing community.
  • Maintaining legislative efforts to obtain licensure for the practice of reflexology in New York State.
  • Forming an educational alliance with the New York State schools of reflexology to establish a required core curriculum for reflexology certification and State accreditation of schools.

What is Reflexology?

Reflexology is the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, ears and face with specific thumb, finger and hand techniques. It is based on a system of zones and reflex areas that mirror the image of the body on the feet, hands, ears and face with the premise that such work promotes a physiological change within the body.