Voluntary Regulation of Reflexologists
In 2006, the reflexology profession in the UK agreed that a federal structure of regulation was the best way forward for both safeguarding public interest AND for therapists who may practice more than one therapy. We have therefore been involved in discussions to achieve this goal.
Whenever you see an Reflexologist you need to feel confident that the person treating you meets professional standards. You also need to know that someone will take action if things go wrong. That is where regulation is important.
Two federal regulatory bodies have been established. The first opened in October 2007 is called the General Regulatory Council for Complementary Therapists (GRCCT) and its website is www.grcct.org. The second body opened in January 2009 and is called the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and its website is www.cnhc.org.uk. We believe it is important to have a register of Complementary Therapists that includes Reflexologists who meet the agreed national standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. We expect reflexologists to have your health and wellbeing at heart of all they do for you.
Regulation and registration of Complementary Therapists in the UK is voluntary self-regulation. This means that a reflexologist can still practice and not have to be Registered with one of the federal bodies as it is their personal choice.
What to expect from your Reflexologist.
What your Reflexologist will expect from you.