Welcome to THE North Carolina Reflexology Association Professional Website
NCRA is THE North Carolina State Affiliate of the Reflexology Association of America


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The North Carolina Reflexology Association is currently resisting the attempts by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy and their legal advisors to regulate the reflexology profession as though it were a form of massage, claiming that reflexology is being used as a front for human trafficking operations.

Reflexology is a stand alone modality.
The White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine lists:
“These modalities included massage therapy, herbal medicine, meditation, chiropractic, hypnosis, spiritual healing, acupuncture, homeopathy, reflexology, and naturopathy.”

Professional Reflexologists have been nationally board certified by ARCB – an independent testing agency providing a psychometrically valid 300 question written test and practical exam since 1991 (8 years before the formation of the NC Massage Board). There has NEVER been a case of human trafficking charged against an ARCB certified reflexologist in history! In an effort to alleviate the confusion, NCRA has worked to formulate Senate Bill 527 to assist law enforcement in determining legal business establishments.

Please help us by signing the petition listed here to allow ARCB certified professional reflexologist to practice without interference.

Sign the PetitionKeep Reflexology Free from Overregulation

The American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) will be testing National Certificants in Asheville, NC on September 12th, 2020  for the foot and hand reflexology exam.

See all current ARCB testing dates and locations here.

NCRA continues to be in the forefront of State Association sponsorship for Professional Reflexology training and will continue to offer National Board testing in our state as qualified applicants complete coursework.
Since 1991, ARCB has been an independent testing agency for the field of reflexology.  ARCB offers psychometric test validation which promotes higher standards of education, ensures public safety, and demonstrates practitioner commitment to the profession through self-improvement and continuing education requirements.
 (About ARCB).

 For additonal information about ARCB testing and exam dates, click here

Interested in studying reflexology? Here is a site to help you formulate questions for the school you are interviewing.:

Questions about reflexology schools?

The NFWL (National Foundation for Women Legislators) Health and Empowerment Policy Committee endorses Reflexology as “as part of a holistic, comprehensive, and patient-centered approach to care.”
NFWL Resolution Link

NFWL Reflexology RESOLUTION (passed Nov 2012)

Is There Science to Support Reflexology?


Reflexology – Does it work? – See our Research Study Page

We are pleased to provide this website as a service to our members to keep themFoot Reflexology informed and updated about NCRA activities and events. We also hope to educate the public about the rapidly expanding profession of Reflexology.


Our mission is to unite Professional Reflexologists with a communication network, consider legislative updates and continuing education opportunities as well as to inform the public, friends and benefactors of Reflexology about the benefits and scientific research being conducted at this time.


Click on the pages listed above to learn more about our organization, its purpose and activities. Also, learn more about the practice of reflexology itself.

The following form may be filled from your keyboard and printed from your computer or simply printed to be filled by hand. Then sign and mail to the address on the form.
Click here to: Join NCRA

If you’re searching for a Nationally Certified Professional Reflexologist in NC, you may click on the Practitioners Link to find one close to you.

We hope our website proves to be informative, and we appreciate your interest and support of the NCRA. For questions or suggestions, please email us at:

NCRA Website Contact