Friday, June 20, 2008
Reflexology & the Cancer Patient
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Integrative Medicine Service is offering a workshop on Reflexology for the Cancer Patient: An Integrative Oncology Seminar for Licensed/Certified Reflexologists. This is really exciting. The only problem is that this seminar is being held in New York State. New York State for decades has barred trained, qualified reflexologist from practicing unless they have a massage license. Now the New York State "reflexologist" needs absolutely no training in reflexology and can claim they are qualified as long as they have a massage license. What is the outcome? Usually you get a foot massage and not reflexology in New York State. They are doing this to protect their citizens. At least that is their claim. So I am curious what this seminar will present. Foot massage or reflexology? I won't be able to find out. I am not qualified to attend. Kevin Kunz On a side note, Israel will be the the site of October's 2008 1st ever annual conference regarding the effects of reflexology in treating patients with cancer. This will truly be a historic event!