An Educational Guide to Reflexology

“Reflexology is a form of touch therapy that stimulates predefined pressure points on the feet and hands to promote optimal health” said Paula Curtiss, Founding Director for Healing Hands School of Holistic Health (HHSHH).  “The 32-hour Reflexology course we offer has been taught by Denise Fultz for over 6 years.  In the course, Denise combines lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice to educate students about “reflex zones” and “reflex points” used in Reflexology treatments. Now, thanks to the combined effort of Denise and co-faculty member Raina Colvin, our students have an accurate, easy to use Reflexology Chart they can purchase and use for quick-reference”, she added

Denise and Raina collaborated for two years to develop the images and lay-out in the chart and poster. Unique qualities of this Reflexology chart include the underlay of bones in the foot and the orientation of the hands, which appear as they would when giving a treatment. It is also designed to sit up-right for better viewing while practicing Reflexology, making it an excellent educational guide for beginners and advanced Reflexologist alike.

Reflexology chartLearning how to manipulate the “reflex points” that relate to organs, glands and other systems of the body isn’t the difficult part for students” commented Denise.  “It’s remembering the exact location that has been the challenge, and the reason we created the chart.  Our successful sales of these Reflexology Charts at HHSHH bookstores has prompted us to make them available to massage students everywhere.  Accordingly, Raina and I will be selling individual charts online at my website:, To purchase multiple copies please email your request to: or call me at 760-594-2473”, she added.

An effective integrative therapy that goes well with any massage modality, today’s Reflexology treatments are gaining popularity as a deeply relaxing and therapeutic modality.  It is highly suggested for individuals suffering from anxiety, stress, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, Plantar Fasciitis, and many other common ailments.  By including Reflexology as a tool for their massage practice, Healing Hands’ students can positively affect their clients’ circulatory, respiratory, endocrine, immune, and neuropeptide systems of the body.

Denise Fultz is a Certified Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner, and multi-subject Staff Instructor who’s been with HHSHH for over 20 years.  A gifted massage therapist and qualified instructor, Denise currently teaches a total of 7 classes for HHSHH.  These include: Circulatory Massage, Anatomy for Bodyworkers, Tui Na, Manual Lymph Drainage, Homeopathic First Aid, Geriatric Massage, and of course, Reflexology.

Raina Colvin is a talented Fine Artist, Certified Massage Therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner and valued Instructor for HHSHH since 1997.  A multi-modality Massage Therapist and Instructor, Raina teaches both Eastern and Western massage styles for HHSHH including: Circulatory Massage, Advanced Circulatory & Sports Massage, Chair Massage, Shiatsu, and Tui Na.  When she’s not teaching or practicing on her private clients, Raina creates beautiful works of art, (primarily water-color) which can be viewed online at

To learn more about HHSHH and the 80 + Massage and Holistic Health courses offered at campuses in Escondido and Laguna Hills, please visit us or call us at (949) 305-2722 / Laguna Hills or (760) 746-9364 / Escondido.