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.
Our Professional members are certified by the American Reflexology Certification Board which has been testing and certifying professional reflexologists since 1990. In the nearly 30 year history, there has NEVER been an ARCB certificant charged or suspected of involvement in any illicit activity.
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.