Working closely with the pioneering Reflexology Forum the I.F.R will strive to achieve common high standards of Reflexology practice for ALL reflexologists, both in the U.K and worldwide, throughout its membership and via a nationally agreed framework of qualifications, to the benefit and protection of the general public.
History of the I.F.R.
The I.F.R was founded in1983 by a group of like-minded professional reflexologists. These therapists felt that training standards and levels of professional competence were not high enough and that the general public had no way of contacting a therapist whom they could trust to treat them with care and competence. The I.F.R is a constituted body with its own Constitution, Code of Ethics and Practice and a Disciplinary Procedure to govern the conduct of its members. It is a non-profit making organization whose members are professionally qualified therapists and practitioners, or those undergoing training for professional qualification.
Who are the I.F.R Today?
Today the Federation has grown to be a leader organization in the field and now has thousands of members working all over the world, bound together by the strict code of ethics and practice. As well as keeping a register of professional therapists, the I.F.R is largely involved in educational activities and has a list of accredited schools all of which teach to a centrally agreed syllabus. All therapists take a separate course in Anatomy and Physiology over and above the requirements of study for Reflexology.